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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Technician II - RF Ranges (667274) in Westminster, Colorado

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Technician II - RF Ranges (667274)

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CO - Westminster

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Technician II – RF Ranges

What you’ll do:

  • Production responsibilities include:

  • Configure the Range for RF operation.

  • Utilize overhead cranes to move heavy / large tooling and equipment.

  • Install and assemble defined Range test tooling.

  • Set-up and calibrate the Range for test execution per documented procedure, specification or standard.

  • Install and connect antennas to be tested.

  • Execute RF tests per documented procedure.

  • Process and plot required Range data files as defined.

  • Sign-off on test operations certifying that tests have been conducted as specified in the product acceptance test procedure.

  • Utilize paper or electronic formats to maintain required process logs, records and reports in accordance with BATC policies and government regulation.

  • Use internal electronic scheduling system to tear-down and set-up for the next scheduled test.

  • Initiate emergency procedures in case of power failure; recognize safety hazards, including hazardous materials, and pursue corrective action when necessary.

  • Initiate and sustain process improvement activities to increase process efficiency and reduce risks to hardware or data quality.

  • Execute equipment and system maintenance activities.

  • Support prototype / development RF testing. Responsibilities include:

  • Set-up of Range and execution of special tests with minimal engineering oversight, direction or documentation.

  • Conduct tests; monitor, analyze, reduce and record data; and perform mathematical calculations.

  • Will also be expected to support the Range in a more operational role, including performance of preventive maintenance and some Range maintenance tasks.

  • May be required to read / document schematic diagrams.

  • Troubleshoot circuits to the component level.

  • Assemble electronic circuits and perform cause and affect analysis.

  • Work as a team member with other Range technicians, as well as Range, Manufacturing and Test engineering.

  • Ability to lift 45 lbs. occasionally.

  • 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 4 or more years of related experience, or a two-year technical degree and 2 or more years of related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. 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.

  • Ability to perform shift work.

  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products and feel completely comfortable with computer systems and various software applications.

  • Electro-mechanical background is a plus.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, clean room, laboratory, manufacturing floor or machine shop environment.

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

Security Clearance:

Successful candidate will have completed a government national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. 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.