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Maintenance Technician (Mechanic/Shop)

Company:  Ball Corporation

Bowling Green, KY, US, 42101

Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  26157

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminium packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!


We have a  Maintenance Technician  opening at our Bowling Green, KY location.     Maintenance Technicians perform preventative maintenance for equipment, building and grounds  to support the plant's production goals, overall business plans and objectives.


 Our plant is high-volume, fast-paced 24/7-365 days/year manufacturing environment, Maintenance Technicians will be assigned to a specific crew and work the same assigned schedule as the crew.     Crews work 12 ¼ -hour shifts (5:45am-6pm/5:45pm-6am)  working 3 days on/3 days off and rotating from day to night shift every 6 weeks. 


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Inspect job site and equipment, analyze blueprints and schematics, troubleshoot, repair, install, assemble, move and/or dismantle all types of machinery and auxiliary production equipment (i.e. cooling towers, robots, air compressors) .
  • Maintain all shop tools and equipment and perform 5S organization duties.
  • Fabricate sheet metal and structural units,  as needed: guarding, steps, stairs, conveyors, elevators, and platforms.
  • Act in accordance with established  safety practices (such as food safety system, proper wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), etc.) ,  policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives. 
  • Recognize opportunities for improvement and work with supervisor/manager for implementation of new work practices.
  • Follow environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes; will be exposed to  occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.    .
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships to maintain a positive and product work environment within the department,  plant,  division, community  , and the company.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or education equivalent required.
  • Proficient in the following areas: welding, brazing, burning, bending, heat treatment of metals, shearing and drilling, and/or  common manufacturing equipment and tools.
  • 4 or more years of industrial maintenance job-related experience  in any or all of the following areas:
    • Arc weld experience:  MIG weld, TIG weld, and use oxy-acetylene equipment (stainless, carbon, steel, and aluminum).
    • Basic structural and sheet metal fabrication.
    • Ability to use basic machine shop equipment, i.e., lathes, mills, and grinders.
    • Understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.


  • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints; in the proper use of hand and power tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently evaluate, troubleshoot, select action plans and make modifications to machinery per OEM and Ball standards.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Associate degree in Industrial Maintenance or similar related field. 
  • Experience using JD Edwards and/or AutoCAD.
  • Experience with reading precise measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, etc.)


 Compensation & Benefits


  •  HOURLY RATE: $38.78 (OT eligible) 
  •  This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  •  Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, please visit our career site  "Total Rewards" page  to learn more.


Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe.


Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging.


Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.


Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.
No agencies please.



Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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