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PPM Maintenance Engineer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Devizes, GB, SN10 2HT

Date:  18-May-2023
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  28689

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!

The Main Purpose of the position of PPM Mechanical Engineer is to execute the PPM plan as documented / support the reactive engineers during breakdowns / take Machine based ownership of a section of the production line and contribute to the departments continues improvement strategy via theme development.


Key Responsibilities include

  • Observe & adhere company health and safety regulations at all times (essential)
  • Carry out any mechanical (bias) electrical repairs (based on capability) required by engineering leadership group or zonal specialists (essential)
  • Action any problems with production machines likely to affect production/operator, or machines defects likely to make the machine unsafe to work (essential)
  • Machine replacement parts if spares are not available (desirable)
  • Support the development of autonomous maintenance by upskilling operators mechanical knowledge and know how in the pursuit of efficient production
  • Efficiently carry out the PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance) to company standards
  • Update operation standards that define maintenance tasks for PPM operations As well as associated knowledge sharing platforms
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement of processes & machines within an allocated section of the line. Innovative machine set up/modifications to make better
  • Own a theme based project as determined by the engineering manager/leadership group
  • Communicate to engineer team proactive/reactive issues as required
  • Minimise waste by adopting lean principles and maintain a clean and tidy work ethic
  • Maintain accurate records & reports in line with Ball QSM requirements
  • Adhere to ISO 9001/BRC regulatory 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 times. Raise concerns for condition that are not to standards


  • 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 to make better


This role is working a rotating shift pattern which includes days, nights and weekends. The shift pattern is shown below. The hours are 6am - 6pm and 6pm-6am

The rotation is 4 weeks on days and then 4 weeks on nights.










Week 1 & 3








Week 2 & 4










Engineering based apprenticeship, NVQ Level 3 or experience is same or similar environment (essential).

3-5 years minimum experience in manufacturing environment

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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