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Supervisor, Plant Maintenance (Die Shop)

Company:  Ball Corporation

Bowling Green, KY, US, 42101

Date:  May 26, 2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  8537

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 Maintenance Supervisor (Dieshop) for our Bowling Green, Kentucky location.  If you possess an interest and have experience as a Maintenance Supervisor check out the details below.


What will you be responsible for?

  • Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
  • Arranges for maintenance of adequate level of supplies, materials and parts so that there will be no interruption in operations due to shortages.
  • Resolves technical problems encountered related to area of responsibility.
  • Provides and plans technical training.
  • Arranges for all equipment in area to be properly maintained and upgraded as needed.
  • Provides daily logs including daily scheduled and nonscheduled work sheets and equipment PMs.
  • Stays current in new technologies and applies them as applicable to the manufacturing process.
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
  • Provides administration and supervision of the plant dieshop.
    • Receives verbal instructions, blueprints and work orders. Makes drawings or sketches of parts to be made or repaired.
    • Interprets drawings, calculates and determines indices, tapers and other dimensions to be used for part(s).
    • Performs layout work as required.
    • Selects and grinds tools, adjusting tools, speeds and feed rates for efficient machining. Machines parts to precision requirements of tolerance and finish.
    • Sets up and operates machine tools, lathes, grinders, mills, and hones.
    • Performs dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for maintenance or production equipment.
    • Repairs and maintains all assigned machines and equipment.

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 2 years’ job related experience
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  product specifications and technology of equipment and generally accepted supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: standard machine shop and tool and die practices; knowledge of metallurgy; nomenclature of assigned equipment.
  • Thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.
  • Ability to negotiate with contractors for facilities/buildings maintenance.


Relocation may be available for this position.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 77,500.00 - $115,500.00 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • Job Grade:  Global Grade 11  
  • 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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Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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