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Technician Senior - Test

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Nov 26, 2020
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  4590

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required. 

 

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.

 

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 Senior – Test

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

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Conduct and support performance and functional tests on flight hardware, electronic boards, boxes, antennas, assemblies, sub systems, and flight products, during all phases of the hardware evolution process.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Execute specific step by step test procedures to record & verify test data results and report out of tolerance conditions.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform and assist in functional tests on, as well as monitor environmental testing parameters during Thermal Vacuum, Vibration, EMI, and Acoustics testing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide direct technical support to a team during various (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) shift operations, as well as provide technical support during extended working hours, weekends, and holidays to meet critical schedules.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work in a development and production setting, where you will fabricate and build cables & wire harnesses, for Ground Support Equipment, and provide wiring harness installation on chassis frames and system test consoles derived from drawings and build documents.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide technical support towards electrical, electro-mechanical, cryogenics, and electro-optical test set-ups.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Respond quickly to immediate tasks in their area of functional disciplines and develop cross functional skills.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Troubleshoot problems associated with the functionality or design of the products.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform ring-out and certification tests of the products used in the work centers.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Deliver work with a keen attention to cost and schedule and a consideration for the re-use and producibility.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Required to work effectively in a team environment, referring questions and problems to area Lead or Supervisor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide direction to less experienced employees.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support IRAD development of RF antenna assemblies and sub-assemblies to administer proof of concept protocols.  Some IRAD work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of each task.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Document and record specialized test set-up configurations, in order to replicate consistent and repeatable test results.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Apply touch labor skills in association with RF test facilities, RF chambers, and associated RF equipment, & tooling.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work with mechanical tooling, jigs, and fixtures to fabricate and construct test set-up configurations.
  • <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 SBU/SSU, 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 or equivalent plus 10 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 8 years or more related experience.
  • <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">Active TS/SCI required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Aerospace, spacecraft, instrument, sub-assembly, experience is very beneficial.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Environmental testing experience e.g., Vibration, Thermal Vacuum, EMI, Acoustic is very beneficial.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Enhanced performance skills in various flight component test operations, is desired.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Will need an electronic background or related degree to effectively support electronic test operations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be versatile and contributes well to high-energy team environments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to independently operate Frequency analyzers, Spectrum analyzers, and O-scopes, Power supplies, Multi-Meters, and Data acquisition monitoring devices.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to interpret electrical & mechanical drawings, specifications, notes, and wire lists.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">An 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).
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to exercise them in a technical environment.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A good mechanical aptitude, with solid dexterity and hand/eye coordination to work with hand tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Will be required to apply basic computer skills to input and access data via computer interface.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be a self-starter, ambitious, and a conscientious individual with a very high attention to detail.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Able to list 50 pounds and work with heavy equipment, tooling and fixtures.

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

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

Current Clearance Required:

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.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

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.


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