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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Machine Shop Estimator in Boulder, Colorado

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 at or connect with us on LinkedIn at , Facebook at , Twitter at or Instagram at .

The Operations Strategic Support 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.

Machine Shop Estimator

Ball Aerospace, located in Boulder, CO, is looking to hire a qualified machine shop estimator to support daily quote requests. You’ll be working directly with the Manufacturing Manager and our Scheduling Team daily.

What you'll do:

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Review and prioritize quotes daily based on need dates and program expedites.

  • Maintain excellent communication with all organizations directly related to the manufacturing floor.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

  • What you'll need:

  • High School and 14 or more years, Two-year technical degree with 12 or more years

  • Preferred 20+ years of labor estimating in a CNC machine shop environment including lathes (2-5 axis), mills (3-5 axis) and wire EDM.

  • Working knowledge of metal fabrication, welding and plating processes lead-times.

  • Strong GD&T understanding on engineering drawings.

  • Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with Velocity ERP.

  • Must be self-managed and driven to achieve quality on time deliveries of product.

  • Must be able to effectively participate in a team environment with members from all disciplines.

  • W orking Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled machine shop.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Relocation for this position is available.


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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