Ball Aerospace
Broomfield, CO

Engineer Principal - Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) at Ball Aerospace (Greater Denver Area, CO)

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At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 should it be reinstated.

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The Security and Mission Assurance Strategic Support Unit provides discriminating support to the business to ensure success. We focus on threat identification, risk assessment, and mitigation while improving the efficiency of the business through effective governance and analysis of process, data and overall business knowledge.

Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Engineer Principal

Execute Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) requirements and expertise across Ball Aerospace’s programs, customer base, and engineering departments. Work with the Life Cycle Sustainment (LCS) Engineering team to establish ILS Engineering requirements appropriate for the hardware, mission, and customer base. Support LCS requirements and recommendations. Generate logistics product data and perform Product Support Analysis during the life cycle of systems and equipment. Establish standards and consistency for current mission success and for future execution.

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform Reliability, Maintainability, and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Engineering analyses to promote cost-effective, field-supportable, and affordable products over their life cycle.
  • Leverage strong ILS and life cycle modelling skills to promote system reliability and supportability during design and to generate essential losistics products needed by the user for long-term system support, including the following:
    • Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)
    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCC)
    • Maintenance Support and ILS Plans
    • Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
    • Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and Maintenance Task Analysis
    • Spares and Repair Parts Recommendations
    • Support Equipment and Recommendations Data (SERD)
    • Technical Manuals and Support Documentation
    • Supply Support (Provisioning) data
  • Generate Reliabilty Block Diagrams (RBD) from scratch, modelling the reliability and maintainability of a system for a full Life Cycle model.
  • Support DMSMS and obsolescence monitoring programs with recommened actions to enable whole-life product support.
  • Generate and communicate risk assessments to program management on application of a wide range ILS requirement levels.
  • Support establishing companywide ILS policy and procedures to ensure appropriate requirements based on mission type and customer base.
  • Work with classified documents which requires thorough knowledge of DoD procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.
  • Interface with Program Managers, Project Engineers, Business Assurance Managers, Mission Area Leads, and customers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units, and the business enterprise. 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 12 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related 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.
  • A demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and to exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level.
  • Deomstrated self-starter.
  • Knowledge and experience in the generation of Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) and Logistics Product Data per GEIA STD-0007C as identified in MIL-HDBK-502A.
  • Knowledge and experience with industry software tools used to perform Reliability, Maintainability, and logistics support analysis such as PTC Windchill, SLICwave, S1000D, EAGLE, LOGSA, COMPASS, PowerLog-J.
  • Familiarity with reliability prediction techniques (MIL-HDBK-217), Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).
  • Proficient at Life Cycle Modelling and familiarity with software modeling tools such as CASA.
  • Ability to generate a Reiliabity Block Diagram (RBD) from scratch.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication and presentations skills, and ability to lead group discussions.
  • A track record of highly collaborative working skills in a team environment.
  • Willingness to assist other LCS Engineers in completing their tasks.
  • Ability to learn new subjects / techniques / software, without, necessarily, the assistance of others.
  • A current TS/SCI security clearance preferred.

Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • 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.

A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire 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.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $131,500 - $166,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


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.


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What are Ball Aerospace Perks + Benefits

Ball Aerospace Benefits Overview

At Ball, we invest in what matters — OUR EMPLOYEES! A comprehensive health care and insurance benefits package provided by Ball is just one of the rewards our employees get for the time and talent they give to Ball. Additional benefits to being a part of the Ball Aerospace family include professional development programs, annual tuition reimbursement, 11 paid holidays, and 17 Ball employee networks and interest groups to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer retirement and savings benefits, an employee stock purchase plan with a 20% company match, 401(k) and company match, and employee assistance programs such as paid parental leave. Our internship program is also top-notch, with about 100 paid internships offered each year. From our community and culture to a focus on sustainability, our employees can find a sense of belonging at Ball.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Ball Aerospace has 17 employee networks and interest groups to help promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to Ball employees. The EAP is a professional service that offers confidential counseling, information & support for all types of issues.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employees can purchase Ball company stock, up to $9,000 annually. Ball matches 20% of first $6,000 purchased by employee. Stock may be sold at any time.
Performance Bonus
A 401(K) performance sharing match.
Match charitable contributions
Ball has a matching gift program for donations through Benevity. We also match higher education contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
The Back-Up Care Advantage Program through Bright Horizons® provides employees with emergency back-up care when regular child care or adult/elder care arrangements fall through.
Generous Parental Leave
Mothers and fathers at Ball may be able to take up to 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid leave (100% of base salary) to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed foster care child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
With approval, employees may work remotely as needed, temporarily, or on a more regular basis. Certain eligibility requirements exist based on the type of work and the needs of the department.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vacation accrual starts immediately and is based on service date. Unused vacation can be rolled over and accrued up to 150% of the allotted vacation time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications

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