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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Technician III - Mechanical (667803) in Boulder, Colorado

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Technician III - Mechanical (667803)

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CO - Boulder

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Technician III - Mechanical

Technician will be responsible for performing intermediate level mechanical assembly tasks, working in a team environment, and interfacing with internal customers. Assembly tasks could include bonding, staking, torqueing, and machining piece parts and assemblies to engineering requirements.

What you’ll do:

  • Apply an intermediate level of knowledge and skills in hardware assembly and manufacturing operations.

  • Apply intermediate competency in the use of hand tools, assembly tooling and general manufacturing equipment.

  • Required to apply solid computer skills to access and input data via computer interface or automated equipment.

  • Required to work effectively in a team environment. Answers routine questions of lower level technicians, while referring more difficult issues to higher levels.

  • Work will typically be inspected for completeness and accuracy.

  • Support other work areas as necessary that could include MLI, Clean Lab, and Metal Finish

  • Perform mechanical assembly operations including bonding, staking, torqueing and critical moves. Work to detailed drawings in a clean room environment interfacing with personnel from different disciplines.

  • Travel to, and support, complex field operations for flight hardware from delivery, launch, and post launch operations.

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

  • Review and correctly interpret schematics, drawings, specifications, and procedures.

  • Plan and successfully machine using manual mills and lathes to precision tolerances of (less than 0.005).

  • 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 and 6 or more years of related experience or a two-year technical degree with 4 or more years of related experience is required.

  • 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 have a good mechanical aptitude, along with good dexterity and hand/eye coordination.

  • Basic fabrication or machining skills

  • Must be a self-starter, ambitious and a conscientious individual.

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.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


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.