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The Engineering Strategic Support 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
**Technician IV - Materials and Process**
Ball M&P desires to find a person of high integrity, strong
desire to satisfy customers, willingness to perform routine
testing, quick to learn new skills, willing to take on new
assignments or do what is asked, and strong time management skills.
This person needs to fit into the culture of the lab, "Our data can
be questioned but never in question, Own the customer's problem,
and we step in when others step out." Lab experience is not a
necessity, but the person must be willing to safely work with
chemicals. Persons with good fine motor skills and good pattern
recognition tend to be highly successful in the tasks to which they
will be assigned. This person will need to get things done quickly
What you'll do: Perform all activities associated with a
molecular and particle contamination laboratory, including but not
limited to sampling of flight hardware within a cleanroom
environment, process samples for molecular contamination, perform
particle counts under a microscope and with automated equipment,
identify materials using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
and interpreting spectra thereof.
Perform all activities in environment testing laboratory, including
operation and maintenance of vacuum/oven, thermal cycle equipment,
perform testing of materials in those environments, interpret data,
perform cryogenic tests and processes, and other related
Process, blend, apply, and test lubricants in a laboratory and
production floor setting. Inspect lubricated parts for compliance,
and other related activities.
Test materials and assemblies for mechanical properties at elevated
and cryogenic temperatures. Assist in designing experiments,
programing instrumentation, and summarizing data.
Perform instrumental analysis of materials for thermal properties
at cryogenic and elevated temperatures in a laboratory setting.
Process data in standard format and report.
Test and evaluate materials and assemblies for electrostatic
properties, set up work stations and equipment to support
manufacture of electrostatic sensitive hardware, perform periodic
testing of materials, work stations, and facilities, and other
Mix, blend, apply, process, and test adhesive systems to various
substrates. Cure such materials at elevated temperature and
Sample, titrate and maintain acidic and caustic baths.
Process and perform cross sectional analysis and inspection using
optical and digital microscopy.
Work with chemicals, cryogenics, hand tools, and power tools in a
safe manner within a laboratory setting.
Work within general laboratory, machine shop, cleanroom, and
production floor settings.
Daily work effort is in support of existing test procedures and
assist in development of new test protocols.
Work on multiple campuses in the Boulder, Westminster, and
Work with minimal supervision, working to both verbal and written
Accurately complete work in a timely manner.
Support all programs at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp,
including but not limited to the Military, National Defense, and
Civil business sectors.
Reporting location will depend on business needs (Westminster,
Broomfield, and/or Boulder campuses) and individual skill sets.
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: High School diploma or equivalent plus 8 years
or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and
6 years or more related experience.
Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor's or Master's, may
substitute for two years of related experience. 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
Valid driver's license.
Demonstrated computer and mechanical, electrical, and/or laboratory
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment,
laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible
non-Ball locations may be required.
**Future Clearance Required:**
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
Relocation for this position is not available.
**Compensation & Benefits**
+ **HIRING SALARY RANGE:** $25.96 - $35.10 (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
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**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.
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