Who We Are:
Who We Are:
Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.
We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.
Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.
Ball Aerospace's Albuquerque office, located near Kirtland Air Force Base, primarily supports the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy and Space Vehicle Directorates, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Air Force.
Our Albuquerque employees specialize in providing solutions in directed energy research, experimentation, and analysis.
Systems Engineering Solutions provides technical and professional services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and space science markets.
Technical Specialist – Research and Development
This position is contingent upon program win
Works with laboratory facility manager, principal investigators or more senior personnel in a research and development environment associated with laser-effects research. Typically assignments include: 1) develop, implement and operate data-acquisitions systems, controls, and other related electronics associated with thermal, mechanical or imagery measurements; 2) prepare laboratory or test site for experimental conduct; 3) maintain facility equipment and perform routine maintenance and calibration; 4) setup, operate, and maintain a variety of industry and custom-developed lasers; 5) develop and prepare test articles and environmental simulators (airflow systems, vacuum chambers, etc); 6) contributes to documentation and data analysis; 6) supports and maintains all applicable laboratory environmental, occupational, health and safety procedures; 7) provides guidance and assistance more junior personnel.
Fully established technician with demonstrated experience in the application of laboratory equipment and operations. Demonstrated experience with lasers, optics, clean room operations, vacuum systems, electronics, controls, pumps, data-acquisition systems, industry standard thermal and mechanical diagnostics and general machine shop equipment preferred, Solid verbal and good written communication skills. Familiar with Air Force environmental and safety practices.
Experience: Two-year technical degree with 8 or more years or BS with 4 or more years experience. 15+ years preferred.
Education: BA (BS preferred) in engineering, science or similar discipline.
Clearance: Eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance.
Relocation: Relocation for this position is Available
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V