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Ball Corporation

Engineer II-Materials and Processes Development Lab, Thermal Analysis Engineer (662105)

Ball Corporation - Boulder, CO


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.


Engineer II – Materials & Processes Development Lab, Thermal Analysis Engineer

What You’ll Do:

Support multiple physical and chemical laboratories in a variety of capacities including sampling, sample prep, analysis, interpretation of results, and reporting

Primary responsibilities are to design experiments, perform analysis, interpret data, provide recommendations, and lead tasks in a thermal analysis laboratory including DSC, TMA, TGA, DMA, and thermal conductivity

Perform routine and non-routine thermal analyses of a variety of materials and chemistries

Support and lead investigations into new materials for use in aerospace applications

Support and lead failure analysis (physical, chemical, and electrical) investigations utilizing various technologies, offer data-based root cause determination, and provide effective resolution to such investigations.

Daily work effort is in support of existing test procedures and development of new test protocols.

Program test equipment and data acquisition of various formats

Develop and maintain Microsoft based databases with frequent development of macros

Author reports, test procedures, presentations, and specifications

Maintain and repair various test equipment and apparatuses

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the team, the department, the organization, the Strategic Business Units, the Strategic support units, and the company

Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule

Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need:

BS in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related technical filed is required plus 5 or more years related experience in a physical or chemical testing laboratory

5 or more years performing thermal analysis investigations of materials, including direct experience with three or more of the following: DSC, TGA, DMA, TMA, and laser flash thermal conductivity

Working experience in thermal analysis of thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers systems preferred.

Working experience in thermal analysis of adhesives preferred

Working experience with TA Instruments and Nesztche instrumentation a plus.

Demonstrated leadership qualities

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of manufacture of electrical components or PWBs.

Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills is required

Effective demonstrated creativity in failure investigations preferred

Valid Driver's License

Ability to obtain a security 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, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

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. 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. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Job Title:

Engineer II-Materials and Processes Development Lab, Thermal Analysis Engineer (662105)

Job ID:



CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time:




11 days 7 hours ago

Ball Corporation


Engineer II-Materials and Processes Development Lab, Thermal Analysis Engineer (662105) Ball Corporation - Boulder, CO, United States


Location: Boulder, CO

Company Profile:
Five brothers founded Ball in 1880 with a $200 loan from their Uncle George. In the beginning, they made wood-jacketed tin cans for products like paint and kerosene, but soon expanded their offerings to glass- and tin-jacketed containers. In 1884, the brothers began making glass home-canning jars, the product that established Ball as a household name. The brothers—Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius and William—moved the company from Buffalo, New York, to Muncie, Indiana, in 1887 to take advantage of abundant natural gas reserves essential to making glass