Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Sr Technician - Design Development (658662) in Boulder, Colorado

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


Senior Technician - Design Development

What you’ll do:

  • Test Aerospace Flight hardware at the PWA and Box level, fabrication of test cables, assembly of STE/GSE;
  • Perform certification of STE/GSE, and perform board level electronic testing using test procedures.
  • Execute standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements for electronics hardware testing.
  • 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 10 years of related experience is required, or a 2-year technical degree plus 8 years of related experience.
  • Proficiency at using test instruments such as DMM’s, oscilloscopes, and operating Lab view based GUI software for testing is must.
  • Highly proficient and experienced at testing complex PWA’s and Box leveling testing of Flight hardware.
  • Able to operate as test conductor unsupervised and know all of the protocols for handling flight hardware.
  • Able to operate as test conductor using the LabVIEW GUI and test scripts for sending commands and monitoring telemetry, including a thorough understanding of the UUT hardware, software test scripts, and GSE hardware.
  • Must have excellent handling skills for testing STE/GSE, and board testing.
  • Effective writing, verbal skills, organization and clarity of thought, and ability to work as valued team member.
  • Ability to work with the engineers, and interface with various 3rd parties such as production, QA, software, packaging and mechanical.
  • Conceptualize test plan and write test procedures for electronic hardware test for board & box level testing. Document and review “As Run” data and redlines to be incorporated into test procedure for production release on Agile.
  • High degree of experience as a test conductor testing flight hardware while exercising the proper protocols for ESD and safety.
  • Must know how to read and follow complex schematics, assembly drawings, and execute test procedures.
  • Theoretical knowledge and understanding of electrical, digital, analog, power, and FPGA electronics.
  • Expert skills at the fabrications and assembly of GSE test sets, STE racks, and J-STD solder of cable assemblies.
  • Ability to test and troubleshoot down to the component level.
  • Must be competent at operating DMM’s, digital oscilloscopes, functional generators, and programmable power supplies.
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft operating system (Windows 7) and MS Office suites Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google searches of data sheets.
  • Willingness to learn Ball process software tools like Agile and Velocity.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain in house certifications, and J-STD workmanship standards. Ability to complete significant test certification tasks and testing with little supervision.
  • Generate weekly or daily email program status updates informing the program of work accomplished, items remaining to be complete, the various roadblocks for completion, and the expected completion time frame.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. 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.

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.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Job Title: Sr Technician - Design Development (658662)

Job ID: 658662

Location: CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular