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Technician II/Technician III - Metal Finish

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Clearance Requirement: A current, active Secret security clearance is required.

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.

At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®

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The Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.

Technician II/Technician III – Metal Finish

At the Ball Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) location in Westminster, CO, we develop and manufacture state of the art tactical technologies including low profile antennas, electronic warfare platforms, electro-optical laser imaging, and phased arrays. Technological developments are driving rapid expansion of our manufacturing capabilities to support customer demands. If you’d like to join our growing manufacturing operations team in a mission to help the warfighter, this could be an ideal role for you!

You will get to work with state-of-the-art military, space, and tactical equipment. The role is hands-on, technically challenging, and allows you to contribute to impactful projects with exciting missions. Working alongside highly skilled people including planners, engineers and technicians where there is space to learn and grow. This position will support the Westminster manufacturing shops in scheduling hardware for manufacturing operations. You’ll be an important and integral part of the team driving operational excellence.

This position is intended to provide operations for the Metal Finish work center. The primary assignment will be in the Metal Finish Lab; however, cross-training and flexing to the other work centers will be a core responsibility of this position.

What You’ll Do:

  • Review engineering drawings and provide feedback to designers on materials selection, producibility, and process specifications.
  • Help investigate new tools, equipment, and advanced manufacturing techniques to lead the operations into the future.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and other documents for each work center to ensure operational excellence.
  • Apply professionally accepted manufacturing engineering techniques, practices, and procedures to our environment.
  • Innovative and creative problem solving.
  • Efficient and timely communication.
  • Perform proprietary process to chemically etch materials for bond/paint including aluminum.
  • Assist in the maintenance, preventative maintenance, and operation of lab equipment and plant wastewater processing equipment.
  • Read, comprehend, and perform technical processes as defined by specification or standard.
  • Analyze, reduce, and record data. Perform mathematical calculations as required.
  • Initiate emergency procedures in case of power failure; recognize safety hazards, including hazardous materials, and pursue corrective action when necessary.
  • Will apply an intermediate level of knowledge and skills related to PAB fabrication, chemistry, and chemical processes.
  • Will be required to apply basic computer skills to input and access data via computer interface.
  • Work will typically be self-inspected for completeness and accuracy before signing-off on Metal Finish Lab manufacturing operations.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities 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:

  • Technician II - High School diploma or equivalent plus 2 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree.
  • Technician III - High School diploma or equivalent plus 4 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 2 years or more related experience.
  • 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.
  • A current, active Secret security clearance is required.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continue to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR TECHNICIAN II: $23.08 - $30.29 per hour (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR TECHNICIAN III: $24.52 - $33.89 per hour (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


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.