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QC Inspector Principal – Material Quality Assurance

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 Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.

 

The Integrated Supply Chain team has a direct impact on program success, acting as a critical chain that links the end-to-end material flow together. Our organization helps propel Ball Aerospace to Go Beyond® and achieve true mission partnership.

 

QC Inspector Principal – Material Quality Assurance

 

You are an experienced aerospace inspector, you may have been in different industries such as medical or automotive, or you may have even performed inspection activities without the inspector title. Do you have the passion to grow and share your craft in Aerospace manufacturing? Do you want to amplify your scope of knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronics, components, and the materials that make technology operate and that support National Defense and the warfighter? If you answered yes, then this may be the Aerospace inspection position for you!

 

In this position you will utilize on your inspection experience verifying a high variety of components and material such as mechanical fasteners, electronic components, circuit boards, manufacturing support items, adhesives, and tooling. You will quickly become proficient in systems that plan and control manufacturing, part specifications, engineering drawings, and MRP/ERP.

 

This is the front end of the Integrated Supply Chain – where all material enters the business, and you are a key part of the material verification process that reduces risk to programs and customers. You will ensure our suppliers are providing components and assemblies that meet Ball’s requirements, prevent malicious and counterfeit goods from affecting programs, and will help our nation and the warfighter by providing the best possible products.  

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Inspect procured materials and parts for conformance to engineering drawings, schematics, and specifications; process standards and specifications; and production or process plans.
  • Verify received products meet requirements of process standards and specifications utilizing various mechanical inspection equipment, such as calipers, micrometers, thread gages, magnifiers, microscopes, and multimeters.
  • Utilize optical comparators and more advanced mechanical inspection tools and gages.
  • Accept or reject material and identify and document anomalies and non-conformances.
  • Create and maintain inspection records utilizing many different electronic information systems.
  • Become certified to detect counterfeit parts and prevent them from entering the manufacturing process.
  • Obtain and maintain certification for J-STD-001 & IPC-600/610/620 for printed wiring boards and assembly inspections.
  • Obtain and maintain all process certification required for assigned tasks.
  • Learn and utilize X-Ray Florescence testing to determine material composition and alloy and identify prohibited materials and metal alloys.
  • Mentor junior staff and provide input on process improvement.
  • 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 12 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 10 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.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of quality inspection processes and tools.
  • Experience recording inspection results, performing inspection operations, interpreting specifications, and using electronic information systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, mechanical aptitude, and experience tackling tough inspection challenges.
  • Ability to understand and consistently follow work instructions and checklists.
  • Good physical dexterity and coordination to safely handle parts, color vision/discrimination, and visual acuity for small details.
  • Ability to use microscopes and magnifiers and handle very small parts.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Proficiency using Windows and common Microsoft Office applications.

 

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 environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 

 

Relocation for this position is not available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $33.17 – $44.71 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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