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Manager, Plant Quality Assurance

Company:  Ball Corporation
Location: 

Bowling Green, KY, US, 42101

Date:  Apr 17, 2021
Job Category:  Quality/ Continuous Improvement
Req. ID:  6455

Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers. We have been in business for over 140 years and is leading the charge in creating solutions that keep our planet healthy.  Ball Corp has been nationally recognized as a leading company in the creation of sustainable products (Fast Company World Changing Ideas award) as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes Magazine.)   Join our team of over 18,000 people worldwide in our quest to make the world a cleaner and healthier place.   BE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. BE UNSTOPPABLE. BE AN INSPIRATION.  JOIN US IN MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

 

 

We have an opening for a Plant Quality Assurance Manager for our Bowling Green, Kentucky location.  If you possess an interest and have leadership skills check out the details below.

 

What will you be responsible for?

  • Directs and coordinates the activities of the quality assurance function in the plant and its interface with the group office.
  • Directs and implements quality training and development programs to maintain the competence and technical skills required for the effective performance of the plant quality assurance department.
  • The plant quality assurance manager or designee is to be trained and certified in the food safety system and oversees its development, implementation, review and maintenance.  Provides for trained backups in the case of absence of key food safety system employees.
  • Establishes and maintains quality assurance standard procedures, methods, facility and equipment to meet customer requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains a customer relations program in plant matters relating to quality.
  • Establishes and analyzes quality areas, including quality goals, quality problems, defective materials, claims and customer quality problems.  Advises plant management and the manufacturing department of the results of such analysis.
  • Works with material suppliers on quality issues and cost reductions.
  • Administers customer and vendor claim reimbursement systems.
  • Performs leaker awareness training at the customer level.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company.  Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management.  Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

 

What are we looking for?

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience in the can or end making process. HS Diploma/Equivalency required.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ job related experience
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  company policies, procedures, and products; quality assurance principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations.
  • Ability to negotiate with customers to promote or sell ideas or concepts.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Experience leading production using continuous improvement / Lean & six sigma tools and methodology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  business principles, legal practices, product specifications and mechanics of equipment, Ball Packaging Operations quality standards, and generally accepted supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Experience leading and developing quality process using continuous improvement / Lean & six sigma tools and methodology.
     

 

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 86,500- 132,000( 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, click here for  more info https://www.ball.com/us_benefits

 

 

Ball Corporation has been made aware of reports involving fraudulent job offers. These often appear legitimate, but Ball does not make job offers until after a candidate has submitted a job application and has participated in a face-to-face interview (In person or via WebEx).  All email correspondence from Ball Corporation ends in “@ball.com.” Please also be advised that Ball will never request payment or require candidates to deposit a check during the recruitment and onboarding processes.  If you have questions about any open positions at Ball, please visit our careers website at https://jobs.ball.com/.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans


Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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