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Technician Associate - Cleanroom Operations

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Mar 5, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  26866

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.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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 Associate – Cleanroom Operations


Cleanroom Operations maintains over 80,000 sq. feet of cleanroom space on both the Ball north and south campuses. Duties include keeping cleanrooms stocked with appropriate garments, inventory of expendables, performing weekly particle, lighting, humidity and temperature measurements, performing clean bench and cleanroom certifications and maintaining data on a department website. Technicians on this team will interface with programs to ensure sure they have the essential needs to execute their integration and test operations. This requires extensive customer service, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to effectively multi-task.


What You’ll Do:


  • Implement Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) processes and procedures; perform monthly EHS area audits, recognize safety hazards, including hazardous materials, and pursue corrective action when necessary.
  • Enter cleanrooms wearing required appropriate garments.
  • Make continuous improvement suggestions and participate in initiatives to improve productivity and process efficiency.
  • Manage garment change out and consumable stocking
  • Collect and maintain process performance metrics.
  • Provide internal compliance audit support for Cleanroom Operations.
  • Provide cleanroom configuration support.
  • Manage monthly cleanroom space allocation reports.
  • Support movement of cleanroom assets.
  • Provide technician support as required.
  • 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: 


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • General understanding of cleanrooms and cleanroom operations preferred.
  • General understanding of calibrated equipment preferred.
  • Existing security clearance preferred.
  • Ability to self -start and work independently, and/or with minimal supervision, as well as in a team environment.
  • Understand and functional with MS Word and Excel.
  • Capable of performing simple mathematical calculations.
  • With training, ability to operate simple measurement tools to measure light, temperature, humidity, particulates and air flow.
  • Capable of executing to written work instructions.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Capable of lifting and carrying up to 44 lbs.
  • Occasional flexibility with work schedule and assigned tasks.
  • Ability to get required company certifications to operate a forklift, overhead crane, and a lift-a loft / scissor lift.


Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. 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 continues 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, clean room, laboratory, manufacturing floor or machine shop environment.


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.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $19.47 - $25.96 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.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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