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Technician IV - Flying Probe Test Technician

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  21714

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 Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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.


Technician IV – Flying Probe Test Technician

Ball Aerospace seeks an experienced Test Technician to perform many aspects of Flying Probe testing as well as support all aspects of electronics testing.


What You’ll Do:


  • Set up new test programs on the SPEA 4060 S2 flying probe.
  • Improve efficiency of production testing.
  • Troubleshoot flying probe test failures.
  • Execute end-to-end coverage reporting from the flying probe machine.
  • Facilitate a close relationship with Engineering during design, build, and test to provide design feedback.
  • Execute standards, practices, procedures, and product/program requirements for electronics hardware testing.
  • Prepare for testing activities by configuring the test environment including gathering various test and measurement equipment and verifying compliance with calibration and ESD standards
  • Fabricate test cables and assemble test systems.
  • Perform certification of STE/EGSE and perform board level electronic testing using test procedures.
  • 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 6 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 4 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 in flying probe testing of medium to high complex circuit card assemblies.
  • Experience setting up new tool programs for the testing of new products on flying probe, preferably with SPEA 4060 S2.
  • Proficiency using test instruments such as DMM's, oscilloscopes, and operating Lab view based GUI software for testing.
  • Strong background in electronics and ability to analyze schematics.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Windows-based PC proficiency.
  • Electronic background or related degree to effectively support electronic test operations.
  • Ability to be versatile and contribute well to high-energy team environments.
  • Ability to independently operate Frequency analyzers, Spectrum analyzers, and O-scopes, Power supplies, Multi-Meters, and Data acquisition monitoring devices.
  • Ability to interpret electrical and mechanical drawings, specifications, notes, and wire lists.
  • Ability to be trained to obtain specialized certifications required, to perform the assembly and fabrication operations. (Clean room, ESD, FOD, Crane, Solder, Slicing, Crimping, J-STD, IPC-610/620).
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to exercise them in a technical environment.
  • Good mechanical aptitude, with solid dexterity and hand/eye coordination to work with hand tools.
  • Ability to apply basic computer skills to input and access data via computer interface.
  • Ability to self-start and be ambitious and conscientious with a very high attention to detail.


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.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $26.44 - $35.82 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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