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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Technical Intern - Detector Packaging Intern (668356) in Boulder, Colorado

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Technical Intern - Detector Packaging Intern (668356)

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CO - Boulder

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Who We Are:

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.


Technical Intern – Detector Packaging Intern

Ball Aerospace 2020 Summer Intern Program:

The Ball Aerospace Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that provides interns with practical experience working on relevant projects while working with designated mentors; access to state-of-the-art equipment; a competitive wage; relocation reimbursement; in-house training; group activities; possible future employment and the ability to participate in the Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Team (BIRST) program to build and launch a rocket or high-altitude balloon. At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to prepare and deliver a formal presentation of your project work to your respective department.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work on interdisciplinary teams that design, manufacture and test the world’s most advanced focal plane assemblies.

  • Draw from many disciplines including mechanical, electrical, materials and optical engineering.

  • May participate in process optimization, material characterization or manufacturing yield improvement.

  • May assist with experimental design, mechanical design or drawing preparation and release.

  • May work in a cleanroom on state-of-the art assembly and test equipment.

  • 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:

  • Must have completed your sophomore year and be enrolled in a degree program for the fall of 2020. We will also accept graduating seniors enrolled in a post graduate program.

  • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, or Electrical Engineering.

  • 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.

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Associate’s, 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.

  • Coursework in material science preferred.

  • Hands-on laboratory experience in handling, processing and assembling hardware containing delicate components (optics, semiconductor fab, microelectronics).

  • Hands-on experience using a stereo-microscopes and micro-scope based assembly/alignment equipment.

  • Hands-on experience with operating processing equipment (e.g. ovens, furnaces, cleaning stations, thin film deposition).

  • Proven experience selecting laboratory equipment and/or component technology (looking for supplier research skills).

  • Strong interpersonal skills, writing skills, and strong communication over the phone.

  • Mechanical design / CAD software experience is preferred.

  • Experience and understanding of the following technologies is preferred: Die attach, wire bonding; adhesive technology; interconnect technologies including soldering; optical bonding techniques; cleaning techniques such as vacuum bake, plasma etch, and liquid chemical processes; precision alignment; cryogenics; assembly protocols in class 100 cleanroom; thin film deposition; thermal control, structural designs and contamination mitigation.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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.

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


Relocation for this position is 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.