Engineer I (653630)
Ball Aerospace & Tech Corp - Albuquerque, NM

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Engineer I

What You'll Do
Works with principal investigators or more senior laser-effects research engineers in a laboratory environment to design, conduct, and reduce laser-effects measurements. Laser effects include both high-energy weapon effects and lower-powered laser-induced signatures. Typical assignments may include several of the following: set-up, operation, and maintenance of CO 2 , COIL, solid-state lasers (pulsed and continuous wave) and associated support equipment; contribute to test-plan development and documentation; calibration of test equipment; development of software tools to control/operate equipment or reduce data; design and fabrication of test equipment and test fixtures; operation or maintenance of vacuum systems; operation or maintenance of cryogenic and cooling systems, and associated facility equipment; design, operation and data reduction of thermal, optical or mechanical data; optical beam-train development and implementation; and other general laboratory operations and routine maintenance. Support and maintain all applicable laboratory environmental, occupational, health and safety procedures.

What You Need
Emerging professional with frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques associated with laser-related experimental design implementation and general research laboratory operations. Familiar with laser systems, optics, and common thermal and mechanical instrumentation methods. General knowledge of other related disciplines (electronics, materials, thermodynamics, and vacuum systems). Demonstrated experience in ensuring that experimental plans or approaches are technically correct and meet stated objective. Familiar with broad range of laboratory instruments, data-acquisition and control equipment, software tools, calibration techniques, requirements developments, and graphical display methods. Solid verbal and written communication skills. Familiar with industry-standard environmental and safety practices.

Bachelor's degree in related discipline is strongly preferred, plus 2 or more years of related experience.

Who We Are:
Who We Are:
Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.

Ball Aerospace's Albuquerque office, located near Kirtland Air Force Base, primarily supports the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy and Space Vehicle Directorates, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Air Force.

Our Albuquerque employees specialize in providing solutions in directed energy research, experimentation, and analysis.

Systems Engineering Solutions provides technical and professional services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and space science markets.

Security Clearance:
Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance.

In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. Each higher level degree may substitute for two years of related experience. Related experience may be considered in lieu of education.

About this company
Ball Aerospace is an innovative, performance-focused aerospace and defense contractor with more than 3,000 employees. The company...