Engineer I - Systems Safety (666299)

Ball Aerospace - Boulder, CO3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $76,000 - $99,000 a year
Who We Are:
Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.

Engineer I – Systems Safety

What you'll do:
System Safety Engineering and development of MIL-STD-882 compliant system safety program plans to provide engineering teams with application of safety programs, policies and guidance.
Review system and subsystem designs, assembly, integration and test operations, launch processing operations, critical processes, test readiness review documentation, and hazardous procedures to assure the safety of personnel, flight hardware, support equipment, facilities and the environment.
Communicate safety requirements and capabilities to a diverse group of engineers, subject matter experts, and users; input to system/subsystem level functional, performance, and interface specifications to document safety requirements.
Evaluate the safety of structures and mechanisms, command and data handling, guidance navigation and control, electrical power subsystems, RF communications, propulsion systems, thermal control, materials, software, ground support equipment, and facilities.
Independently complete safety analyses including preliminary, subsystem, system and integrated hazards analyses, failure mode and effects analyses, fault tree analyses, probabilistic risk assessments, operating and support hazard analysis, and software safety analysis.
Prepare safety documentation including requirements compliance checklists, Missile System Prelaunch Safety Packages, Safety Data Packages, Safety Assessment Reports, and hazard reports for program, customer, and governmental (Range Safety) approval.
Generate and implement safety standards, work instructions, processes, procedures, and guidance to adequately mitigate identified hazards and risks.
Investigate and prepare mishap reports for close calls and incidents involving personnel injury or hardware damage.
Support launch site processing operations.
Provide surveillance of critical product testing and transportation and handling activities via application of corporate “Move Safe” program.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary.

What you'll need:
BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience
Experience and knowledge of system safety and systems engineering concepts, principles, and techniques.
Working knowledge of MIL-STD-882 and AFSPCMAN 91-710 and NASA-STD-8719.24 range safety user’s requirements.
Ability to be part of an integrated technical team tasked with defining the physical, functional, and technical architecture necessary to develop spacecraft, instruments, and components.
Excellent communications skills (written and oral). Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings to peers, management, and external customers.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:
Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. 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 or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.

Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:

Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.