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Senior Electronic Assembly Technician Detector Test Equipment
This is an exciting career opportunity in the electro-optic detector test group within Ball's Detector Technology Center. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists responsible for the characterizing and testing custom focal planes devices.
What you'll do:
Fabricate highly reliable aerospace printed wiring assemblies (PWAs), test cabling, shorting connectors, and full electronic boxes in support as Special Test Equipment (STE) used to characterize and test semiconductor imaging detectors.
Day to day responsibilities include executing standards, practices, and procedures to meet product / program requirements.
Operations include hand soldering, staking, mechanical attachment, encapsulation and component replacement.
Additional support to laboratory operations such as microelectronic assembly and equipment maintenance task may be required.
Maintain a consistent work schedule, with potential overtime/weekend work as required
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 10 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 8 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.
Ability to fabricate Flight electronic hardware preferred.
Must know how to read and interpret drawings, schematics, and complex assembly instructions to fabricate electronic assemblies.
Ability to perform soldering operations on very small/exacting components under a microscope for extended periods.
Aerospace, clean room, flow bench and experience working with critical Flight hardware a plus.
Strong solder skills required. Must be able to obtain or be currently certified to: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies in accordance with IPC J-STD-001, IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum, IPC A-610, and NASA-STD-8739.4.
Strong cabling/harnessing skills required: crimping, staking and terminating shields.
Ability to use handheld testing equipment (ex. DMM, torque meter) to verify PWA construction.
Know connector types and their care, mating, de-mating, cleaning, identification, and inspection.
Must be able to obtain or be currently certified to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) in accordance with ANSI S20.20; and Polymerics use and application.
Ability to work complex processes efficiently with little supervision.
Ability to fabricate or modify developmental electronic hardware with minimal documentation by working directly with hands-on test engineering staff.
Ability to work in a lab/production environment majority of the time.
Must be able to use Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (including Excel, Outlook, and Word).
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.
Relocation for this position is Available
US CITIZENSHIP MAY BE 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.