Technician II - Paint Tech

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Technician II - Paint Tech


At the Ball Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) location in Westminster, CO, we develop and manufacture state of the art tactical technologies including stealth antennas, electronic warfare platforms, and multispectral imaging systems. Technological developments are driving rapid expansion of our manufacturing capabilities to support customer demands. If you’d like to join our growing manufacturing operations team in a mission to help the warfighter, this could be an ideal role for you!

You will get to work with state-of-the-art military, space, and tactical equipment. The role is hands-on, technically challenging, and allows you to contribute to impactful projects with exciting missions. Working alongside highly skilled people including engineers and technicians where there is space to learn and grow. This position will support the Westminster paint work center in preparing hardware for various coatings. You’ll be an important and integral part of the team executing surface prep, masking, painting, and unmasking hardware.


What You’ll Do:


  • Spray hardware using a HVLP gun, in a paint booth, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and respirator.
  • Mix various paints for spray applications and touchups using specific ratios defined by manufacturer and/or Ball Aerospace specifications.
  • Work with solvents and chemicals using personal protective equipment, gloves, safety glasses and chemical apron. Must understand and comply with all safety and environmental regulations.
  • Position requires strong attention to detail and compliance to industry, environmental, health and safety standards.
  • Position requires ability (or willingness to learn) to read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, and illustrations to determine masking, painting, and curing requirements.
  • Position requires you to follow detailed instructions and follow them in the correct sequence to produce quality, repeatable painted hardware.
  • Handle, transport, and hang hardware with care. Hardware could be heavy, fragile, bendable, or otherwise breakable or can tear or rip. This work requires attention and care to work expediently but not recklessly.
  • Core duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Inspecting incoming hardware
    • Surface preparation for painting operations including abrading and cleaning surfaces using various solvents
    • Detailed masking utilizing paper, tape, rubber, and 3D printed materials
    • Hanging delicate hardware on racks and carts
    • Unmasking
    • Final cleaning of parts
    • Operation of paint equipment and ovens
    • Mixing paint systems
    • Reading and signing off on work instructions and submitting forms where necessary
    • Submitting paint usage, mix ratios, cure times, and thickness readings
    • Communicate, call, and email where needed to address anomalies, areas of confusion, and areas needing improvement
  • Being an engaged team member helping to improve operations by offering suggestions.
  • Be open and receptive to feedback.
  • Position requires the ability to learn and perform application of paint coatings.
  • Position requires ability to perform work area maintenance activities including area organization, chemical handling, and chemical replenishment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department and Ball’s program engineers, inspectors, and technicians.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:


  • High School diploma or equivalent plus 4 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 2 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.
  • Must have masking and paint experience.
  • Must be able to pass in-house certifications including personal protective equipment, hazardous waste, hazard communication, crane, and cleanroom practices.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Windows operating system, including Excel, Outlook, and Word. 
  • Previous experience working on delicate or critical hardware and in cleanrooms or clean benches is preferred.­

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. 
  • 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 available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $20.19 - $27.16 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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

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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Ball Aerospace Benefits Overview

At Ball, we invest in what matters — OUR EMPLOYEES! A comprehensive health care and insurance benefits package provided by Ball is just one of the rewards our employees get for the time and talent they give to Ball. Additional benefits to being a part of the Ball Aerospace family include professional development programs, annual tuition reimbursement, 11 paid holidays, and 17 Ball employee networks and interest groups to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer retirement and savings benefits, an employee stock purchase plan with a 20% company match, 401(k) and company match, and employee assistance programs such as paid parental leave. Our internship program is also top-notch, with about 100 paid internships offered each year. From our community and culture to a focus on sustainability, our employees can find a sense of belonging at Ball.

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Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
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