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Electrical Engineer - Cover

Company:  Ball Corporation

Devizes, GB, SN10 2HT

Date:  16 Nov 2023
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  27392

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

Responsible for covering the shift & days electrical engineers holiday and absence. Whilst covering, the employee will complete all job specification requirements as outlined within the engineering job specification, namely repairing the production, and auxiliary machines resulting from a breakdown. Identify improvements to achieve increased efficiency and reduce waste (downtime and can loss). Support shift managers to resolve breakdown occurrences and complete tasks as set by the engineering leadership/specialist team, inclusive of the completion of level 1-3 PPM program. When cover is not required, the holiday and absence covering employee will undertake themed objectives as set by the engineering leadership group.


  • Observe / adhere company health and safety regulations at all times
  • Carry out any mechanical (challenge) / electrical repairs (Bias) required by engineering team, and/or shift manager
  • Identify early fault detection, quality defect systems and maintain effectiveness through zonal ownership
  • Complete tasks as set by the matrix manager (proactive / reactive lead)
  • Support and guide mechanical technical team to develop there engineering skills
  • Action any problems with production machines likely to affect production, or machines defects likely to make the machine unsafe to work.
  • Support the development of autonomous maintenance by upskilling operators knowledge and know how. Updating Operation standards for continuity and standardisation
  • Efficiently carry out the PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance) to company standards
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement of processes & machines
  • Own project themes as determined by the engineering manager/leadership group (SMART)
  • Innovative machine set up / modifications to make better
  • Hand over to the on-coming maintenance engineer and inform him/her of the state of the lines and of any in progress repairs
  • Minimise waste by adopting lean principles and maintain a clean and tidy work ethic.
  • Maintain accurate records in line with Ball requirements.
  • To adhere to ISO/BRC requirements.




  • Can do - will do - have done mental attitude
  • Trust, honesty and integrity
  • Team orientated, flexible working in support of others




  • Perform duties in such a way as to observe and maintain established housekeeping standards
  • Return tools, parts and other equipment to appropriate storage locations
  • Maintain tools, equipment and work areas in a tidy and functional state at all time, ensuring all are fit for purpose.




  • Perform all tasks relating to operating  and maintaining production machines
  • Continually seek to optimise production output and quality by way of responding to machine and process electrical and mechanical problems and taking appropriate action


The successful candidate will need to be flexible in their working time to cater for shift holiday cover times.


Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.

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.

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