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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace QC Inspector I - Receiving Inspection 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 ( or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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.

QC Inspector I – Receiving Inspection

Do you have an interest in aerospace and manufacturing? Do you have attention to detail? Do you have a tenacious desire to learn about 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 position for you!

If you have never worked in aerospace or inspection, this can be a great entry point to an exciting career in aerospace manufacturing. In this position you will be exposed to all sorts of mechanical fasteners, electronic components, manufacturing support items, and you’ll learn about the systems that plan and control manufacturing, part specifications, engineering drawings, and how the aerospace supply chain operates. You will also learn basic measuring tools and equipment such as calipers, micrometers, and digital multimeters.

This is the front end of the Integrated Supply Chain – where all the material enters the business and you are a key part of the material verification process that reduces the risks to programs and our 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:

  • Learn to inspect incoming mechanical and electrical production material or articles for conformance to purchase order requirements, engineering drawings, and specifications using visual, mechanical and electrical test methods.

  • Learn to verify received products meet the requirements of process standards and specifications utilizing various mechanical inspection equipment, such as calipers, micrometers, thread gages, magnifiers, microscopes, and multimeters.

  • Learn and be empowered accept or reject material or articles and to identify and document anomalies and non-conformances.

  • Learn to create and maintain inspection records utilizing many different electronic information systems.

  • May be trained to detect counterfeit parts and prevent them from entering the manufacturing process.

  • Obtain and maintain all process certification required for assigned tasks.

  • May learn and maintain certification for J-STD-001 & IPC-600/610/620 for printed wiring boards and assembly inspections.

  • May learn and utilize X-Ray Florescence testing to determine material composition and alloy and identify prohibited materials.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Good problem-solving abilities, good mechanical aptitude, the ability to discern colors, and be able to use microscopes and magnifiers.

  • Ability to learn electronic information systems and tools. This is often rooted in good computer skills and aptitude.

  • 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 hear and speak, as well as frequently bend, stand, walk, and lift up to 40 pounds occasionally.

  • Ability to clearly and professionally communicate in both written and oral formats.

  • Although some related electronics and mechanical part familiarity is preferred, an aptitude and drive to learn is essential!

  • Proficiency using Windows and common Microsoft Office applications.

Working Conditions:

  • 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 not available.

Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $17.07-$22.60 (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. Click here ( to learn more.


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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