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Optical Technician II - Optical

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Nov 23, 2020
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  3782

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Technician II - Optical


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are seeking an Optical Technician who has optical laboratory and optical system assembly experience.  You will work with optics that will be integrated into complex space-based optical sensors for NASA and DoD markets.   


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What You’ll Do:


  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Make measurements and analyze data using basic math skills.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Produce data packages and reports using Microsoft Office tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Build custom optical measurement setups.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform optical alignment of complex optical sensors.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Operate commercial and custom optical instrumentation.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Integrate optical components into higher level assemblies.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform other duties as necessary.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What You’ll Need:


  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High School diploma and 4 years’ experience, or a two-year technical degree with 2 or more years of related experience is required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience working in cleanroom environments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Optical lab, optical assembly, optical test setup, and optical alignment experience; space-based optical system experience is preferred.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working knowledge of optical technology, hands-on experience in optical component integration and characterization, and a mechanical aptitude for working with delicate opto-mechanical hardware.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to run technical software programs.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong attention to detail.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to work with many different disciplines.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to perform delicate optical assembly and bonding work.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Electronic aptitude is desirable.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to perform work at all Ball Aerospace’s Colorado campuses (Boulder, Broomfield and Westminster) for extended periods is required.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Working Conditions:


  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is not available.




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.


Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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