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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Prototype Machinist / Mechanical Assembly (668070) in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title:

Senior Prototype Machinist / Mechanical Assembly (668070)

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CO - Boulder

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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.


Senior Prototype Machinist / Mechanical Assembly

What You'll Do:

  • Support all machining operations for Mechanical Assembly in a prototype environment.

  • Provide excellent customer service to internal customers by prioritizing work load, giving reasonable and accurate time completion dates, and remaining flexible to support ever changing needs and schedules.

  • Setup and operate engine lathes for turning, facing, drilling, boring and thread cutting to precision (less than 0.001) tolerances.

  • Setup and operate vertical milling machines to mill, drill, bore, precision parts with basic setups to (less than 0.001) tolerances.

  • Design and fabricate basic holding fixtures.

  • Remain flexible with shifts and assignments.

  • Perform basic assembly tasks including thread inserts and pin installation while maintaining part requirements.

  • Use basic inspection equipment to check parts per ANSI Y14.5.

  • Review and interpret electronic build documents for machining requirements.

  • Maintain required electronic build records and process logs, records, and reports in accordance with Ball Aerospace policies/procedures and government regulations.

  • May make suggestions relating to the machining and fabrication of intricate complex hardware.

  • May develop feed and speed information for new materials and new types of cutting tools.

  • 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 Education.

  • Basic computer operation skills.

  • Ability to effectively participate in a team environment with members from all disciplines.

  • CNC milling experience preferred.

  • Capable of using programming software (Master CAM) to support the operation of CNC machines preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a machine shop.

  • 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.