Principal Thermal Engineer
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret security
clearance is required
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Principal Thermal Engineer
What youll do:
Thermal design and analysis of spacecraft and/or precision
aerospace electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight
hardware systems, flight cryogenic systems and/or ground support
equipment including cryocoolers, cryoradiators and dewars, antenna
communication systems, tactical video systems, components and/or
ground support equipment from concept through detail design.
Support Thermal vac (TVAC) testing as required.
Computation of heat transfer coefficients, temperature and heat
flow calculations; steady state and transient.
Responsible for creating effective plans, doing cost estimating,
and managing efforts of the thermal design team.
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 youll need:
BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is
required plus 12 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Masters 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
Ability to work effectively with customer counterparts.
Working knowledge of thermal, radiation, and convection
Advance thermal math modeling using Thermal Desktop, TSS, ANSYS
Mechanical, CFD, TAK2000, SINDA, and IDEAS/TMG software tools is a
Working knowledge and experience using the CAD software Solid
Experience in spacecraft and/or precision aerospace
electro-mechanical, and/or opto-mechanical flight hardware systems,
cryo systems, cryocoolers, cryoradiators, antenna communication
systems, tactical video systems, components and/or ground support
equipment thermal design.
Demonstrated successful lead/supervisory experience of cryo-thermal
Prior participation in written and/or oral proposal activities for
NASA and DoD programs.
Strong verbal and written skills.
Able to work in a fast paced, team environment.
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.
Current Clearance Required:
Verification that your current security clearance or government
customer access meets the requirement for this position will be
Relocation for this position is notavailable.
Compensation & Benefits
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $135,000 - $170,500 (Salary to be
determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and
abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with
- This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click to
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
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.
Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver
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