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Technical Intern - Systems Integration & Test (668121)

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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 – Systems Integration & Test

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 in a team environment assisting System Integration & Test Engineers developing spacecraft and science instruments.

  • Assist in hands-on development and testing of support equipment and/or flight hardware.

  • Develop procedures for use on support equipment and/or flight hardware.

  • Assist in test design methodology.

  • Assist in designing mechanical or electrical ground support equipment.

  • Help assemble and analyze test data for compliance to requirements.

  • Opportunity to participate in the "Ball Intern Remote Sensing Team" (BIRST), working with other interns and Ball employees on an interdisciplinary concept-to-launch project experience, where you get to design, build, test, and launch a payload.

  • 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 or junior 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 aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, or related degree field.

  • 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.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools.

  • Strong technical writing experience.

  • Hands-on engineering, laboratory, or project/hobby experience.

  • Experience using test and measurement equipment.

  • Experience in laboratory environment with hardware troubleshooting experience is preferred.

  • Some experience with engineering schematics and design tools.

  • CAD design experience - preferably SolidWorks for Mechanical designers and Schematic Capture for Electrical designers.

Working Conditions:

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