RF Supervisor I at Ball Aerospace (Orange County)
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The Engineering Strategic Capability Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.
RF Supervisor I
What You'll Do:
- Support daily operations during third shift (10 pm - 6 am) in the AMC ranges which include staffing, prioritizing tasks, providing console training, recommend personnel clearances to Range Tech Manager, coordinating with range engineering and providing console testing operationally as well.
- Production technician console training responsibilities include:
- Teach how to configure the Range for RF operation.
- Utilize overhead cranes to move heavy / large tooling and equipment.
- Install and assemble defined Range test tooling.
- Set-up and calibrate the Range for test execution per documented procedure, specification or standard.
- Install and connect antennas to be tested.
- Execute RF tests per documented procedure.
- Process and plot required Range data files as defined.
- Sign-off on test operations certifying that tests have been conducted as specified in the product acceptance test procedure.
- Utilize paper or electronic formats to maintain required process logs, records and reports in accordance with BATC policies and government regulation.
- Use internal electronic scheduling system to tear-down and set-up for the next scheduled test.
- Initiate emergency procedures in case of power failure; recognize safety hazards, including hazardous materials, and pursue corrective action when necessary.
- Initiate and sustain process improvement activities to increase process efficiency and reduce risks to hardware or data quality.
- Execute equipment and system maintenance activities.
- Prototype / development RF testing. Technician console training responsibilities include:
- Set-up of Range and execution of special tests with minimal engineering oversight, direction or documentation.
- Conduct tests; monitor, analyze, reduce and record data; and perform mathematical calculations.
- Will also be expected to support the Range in a more operational role, including performance of preventive maintenance and some Range maintenance tasks.
- May be required to read / document schematic diagrams.
- Troubleshoot circuits to the component level.
- Assemble electronic circuits and perform cause and affect analysis.
- Supervise 8 -12 range technicians in the RF Engineering Range group.
- Be responsible for aiding daily tasking activities, performance appraisals, and delivering merit increases.
- Support training actives to include calibration, test body installation, antenna installation, test, troubleshooting, and charge log control.
- Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capability 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/BA in a related field plus 2 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. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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 current, active Secret security clearance is required.
- Ability to lift 45 lbs. occasionally.
- Ability to use and climb ladders, use powered aerial lift equipment, and wear fall protection equipment.
- 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 environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
- May be required to wear protective equipment such as safety glasses, respirators, etc., as necessary.
- Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.
Relocation for this position is available.
Compensation & Benefits:
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $67,000 - $90,500 (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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.
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.