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Neck Operator

Company:  Ball Corporation

Devizes, GB, SN10 2HT

Date:  9 Jul 2024
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  36913

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!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.

Our team of Necking Operators are responsible for providing an efficient necking production and breakdown service and responsible for the the mechanical tasks associated with the necking mahcinery. 


Key responsibilities include


  • To set and run the necking machines
  • To carry out fault finding on necking machines and correct as required.
  • To monitor and control usage, tool life and requisition within Necking
  • To observe company environmental, health and safety regulations at all times.
  • To carry out any Necking machine repair required by Production Manager or Shift Manager.
  • To report any problems with necking machines likely to affect production, or machines defects likely to make the machine unsafe to work.
  • To re-make spares if not available during breakdown.
  • To keep all tooling available for operators.
  • To efficiently carry out the Planned Preventative Maintenance to company standards.
  • To assist with the continuous improvement of processes.
  • To manage projects as determined by the Production Manager.
  • To hand over to the on-coming Necking Operator and inform him/her of the state of the lines.
  • To communicate effectively with other team members.
  • To minimise waste and maintain a clean and tidy work place.
  • To maintain accurate records according to Ball Aerosol requirements.
  • To adhere to ISO 9001 and BRC requirements.



  • To develop, in conjunction with others, working methods and systems to continuously improve safety, product quality, efficiency and waste.
  • To participate in and support the Management team and colleagues in Continuous Improvements projects.


The core hours for this role are on a rotating Shift Pattern as detailed below. The requirement is to work 4 weeks on days (6am - 6pm) and then four weeks on nights (6pm - 6am)


Week 1 - Mon / Tues / Fri / Sat / Sun

Week 2 - Wed / Thurs



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 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups to aerosol bottles solutions that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

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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