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Production Operative - Necking

Company:  Ball Corporation

Devizes, GB, SN10 2HT

Date:  17-Nov-2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  14343


Do you want to work for a world-leading manufacturer who strives to build a better future through sustainability and innovation?

Are you looking for a new challenge in a stable, fast-growing sector?


Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.


We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminium tins, cups and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.

Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.

We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations.


Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.



Our Production Operatives have the opportunity to experience all areas of our process.

Our Necking department have the responsibility to control the necking process, ensuring the production of a consistent necked can that satisfies customer requirements.


The main duties in the necking department are



  • To observe environmental, health and safety working practices at all times.
  • To comply with BRC requirements at all times
  • To maintain a high level of housekeeping within the necking area including clean floor / swarf.
  • To support production to ensure that quality standards are met in adherence to ISO 9001 requirements and remedial action taken where necessary.



Necking Machines and Tooling

  • To set and run the necking machines
  • To carry out fault finding on necking machines and correct as required.
  • To prepare tooling required for the current and subsequent job.
  • To keep all spares for the necking machine in good order.
  • To monitor and control usage, tool life and requisition within Necking


  • 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.

Job Grade: Production on Pay Scale 

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