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Manager, Assistant Plant

Company:  Ball Corporation

Bowling Green, KY, US, 42101 Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 7C1 Goodyear, AZ, US, 85395 Findlay, OH, US, 45840 Golden, CO, US, 80403 Williamsburg, VA, US, 23185 Monticello, IN, US, 47960 Tampa, FL, US, 33617 Ft. Atkinson, WI, US, 53538 Kent, WA, US, 98032 Waddell, AZ, US, 85355 Pittston, PA, US, 18640 Middletown, NY, US, 10940 Saratoga Springs, NY, US, 12866 Rome, GA, US, 30161 Conroe, TX, US, 77303 Fairfield, CA, US, 94533 Fort Worth, TX, US, 76140

Date:  Jan 6, 2023
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  18426

Do you want to work for a world-leading manufacturer who strives to build a better future through sustainability and innovation? Are you looking for a new challenge in a stable, fast-growing sector?


Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.


We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.


Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.


We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.



Ball is actively seeking operations leader candidates to grow our talent pipeline for Plant Management opportunities by hiring Assistant Plant Managers across our network. While we operate coast-to-coast, we are currently focused on filling this role in our Goodyear, AZ and Fairfield, CA facilities. Our net has been cast broadly to ensure we attract the best talent, and as we begin discussions with you, we will align locations of interest with the right strategic opportunity at Ball. While a specific location may be listed, that does not mean that we have open opportunities in all locations.


The below outlines what is expected in the day-to-day as you learn in preparation for a promotional opportunity as plant leader of another facility. Ball has a generous relocation package to offer and will support career growth and transition within our network of operations. It is anticipated that all APM candidates are mobile friendly.  We look forward to hearing where you want to take your career!

If you possess an interest and have manufacturing manager experience we welcome your application!
What will you be responsible for?
•    Responsible for the overall safety and environmental performance in the plant by ensuring plant focus on programs, procedures and KPI’s in accordance with Ball safety/environmental programs.
•    Supports the selection, training, growth and development of shift and staff personnel to attain organizational goals.
•    Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
•    Provides direction of plant operations for the manufacturing of group products in accordance with process and product specifications and quality standards, complying with contractual and/or customer requirements and meeting financial objectives.
•    Provides direction/support to plant operations to include production, engineering, quality, lean etc.
•    Facilitates and partners with all functions in the preparation of the plant’s operating budget.
•    Ensures the plant complies with all environmental regulations by maintaining effective environmental programs and maintains knowledge and awareness of environmental requirements.
•    Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
•    Supports positive employee relations in the plant, including with local/national union leadership, if applicable.
•    Complies with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes.
•    Orchestrate activities, assignments and projects to maintain optimal level of customer service for both internal and external customers.
What are we looking for?
•    Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Business, or Supply Chain (MBA-Preferred) with broad training in a related field.
•    Job related experience for 5 year(s) minimum.
•    4 years of manufacturing leadership experience (high speed manufacturing/packaging preferred).
•    Willingness to move for promotional opportunities (in scope and size).
Preferred Qualifications:
•    Demonstrated successful experience using Lean Six Sigma principles in manufacturing.
•    Highly matrixed/high growth organization experience.
•    Working knowledge of the following areas:  company policies, procedures, and products; general administrative principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations, and manufacturing operations.
•    Ability to participate with functional counterparts within the organization at the earliest stages of planning/development to meet plant objectives; directing, allocating the plant’s resources, timing, etc.



Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 98,500 - $150,500  (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • Other Compensation:   This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions: Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


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Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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