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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Process Center Technician I (667752) in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title:

Process Center Technician I (667752)

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CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time:




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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, Facebook or Twitter.


Process Center Technician I

This position is intended to provide cross-functional support across the Manufacturing Process Centers in Boulder. Cross-training and flexing to the other work centers will be a core responsibility of this position.

What you’ll do:

  • Manufacturing Shops, including but not limited to:

  • Critical Clean:

  • Precision cleaning of hardware, assemblies and subassemblies. Stringent post cleaning verification testing is required.

  • Paint:

  • Prepare hardware for subsequent paint operations; these operations include, but are not limited to:

  • Position requires ability to read and interpret mechanical blue prints to determine surface preparation, masking, and painting requirements.

  • Surface preparation for painting operations; detailed masking; transportation of hardware between campuses; packaging hardware to maintain critical levels of cleanliness; handling of critical hardware; operation of paint equipment and ovens; and, preparation of paint for application to hardware.

  • Work with solvents, acids and bases, and using personal protective equipment, gloves, and safety glasses is required.

  • Lubrication:

  • Perform a variety of operations on mechanical hardware, including (but not limited to):

  • Working in a clean environment, using Cleanroom operating best practices

  • Cleaning and lubrication of motors, gearboxes, bearings and fasteners. Disassembly, lubrication and reassembly of intricate and delicate hardware is often required.

  • Grit/soda blast hardware

  • Perform complex processing on bearings

  • Metal Finish:

  • Anodizing, chromate conversion coating, etching and passivation. Exact masking standards are required for many of the processes.

  • 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 2 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical.

  • 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 Education.

  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and build documentation for aerospace hardware and use electronic engineering and production databases. Must be able to organize and document various data inputs.

  • Must be able to pass in-house certifications including personal protective equipment, hazardous waste, hazard communication, crane, and cleanroom practices.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment with engineers, assemblers, technicians, customers and auditors.

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Windows operating system, including Excel, Outlook and Word.

  • Strong attention to detail and compliance to industry, environmental, health and safety standards.

  • Position requires ability to perform work area maintenance activities including area organization, chemical handling and chemical replenishment.

  • Previous experience working on delicate or critical hardware and in cleanrooms or clean benches is preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Relocation for this position is NOT Available

EEO Statement:


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.