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Technical Specialist I - Equipment Maintenance

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Mar 11, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  26951

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.


Technical Specialist I – Equipment Maintenance 


What You’ll Do:


  • Design, test, and troubleshoot precision manufacturing equipment, instruments, and/or mechanisms requiring knowledge of production equipment, specialized test equipment, or other technical applications at the Westminster and Broomfield facilities.
  • Provide advanced instruction and training to technicians and develop maintenance procedures essential to departmental compliance.
  • Assist and support engineering, production, test departments, etc. in the service, repair, and testing of a wide variety of manufacturing and test systems; provide guidance for maintaining and servicing the equipment; develop solutions that minimize downtime for complex problems and author and execute maintenance plans using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Make continuous improvement recommendations, participate and lead projects in area of responsibility.
  • Review and accurately interpret schematics, drawings, specifications, and procedures for repair, adjustment and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment
  • Maintain electronic maintenance records, required logs, records, and reports in accordance with BATC policies/procedures and government regulations.
  • Develop and maintain resources for parts and service contracts for maintenance activities.
  • Work on a wide variety of equipment.
  • 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 plus 12 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 10 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.
  • Experience maintaining and repairing industrial manufacturing equipment.
  • Ability to perform duties without appreciable direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments. Completed work will be reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results. 
  • Comfortability working both individually and as a contributing member of a small, highly productive team.
  • Experience with some, or all, of the following:
    • CNC Machining and Metal Working Equipment
    • Electrical Troubleshooting
    • SMT Assembly Equipment
    • Controls/PLC Systems
    • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
    • Autoclaves and composite curing ovens
    • Refrigeration Controls
    • Environmental Testing/Screening Equipment – RF, Vibration, Thermal
    • High-Vacuum Systems
    • Waste treatment and high purity water systems


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 environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


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: $33.17 - $44.71 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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