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Supervisor, Plant Training Programs

Company:  Ball Corporation

Fairfield, CA, US, 94533

Date:  Jan 27, 2023
Job Category:  Quality/ Continuous Improvement
Req. ID:  20288

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 aluminum cans, 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.



Primary Purpose of the Position

Drives operational excellence though the deployment and execution of a standardized and comprehensive technical training program.  Drives quality and consistency of training delivery. Promotes a continuous improvement culture through analysis of employee proficiency, program effectiveness and achievement of KPI’s. Drives employee adherence to the defined training program by monitoring and reporting status of training completion against defined targets of timing and performance.


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Leads and strategically advises plant leadership on effectiveness of plant training programs and future training needs, by monitoring and measuring KPI’s as determined through collaboration with operational leadership.
  • Manages the organization and staffing of employee onboarding and other operational training based on current production needs, training changes in the production process and training designed to supplement individual shortcomings of knowledge and skills of employees.
  • Supervises the plant trainers and training function as directed, utilizing Ball’s Inspire, Connect, and Achieve Leadership Framework.
  • Supports the successful deployment and execution of the LMS system included administration duties as defined by the program.
  • Supports training-related employee onboarding activities as defined by the training program, championing Ball Corporation’s company culture and Drive For Ten values.
  • Drives an effective training program that enables teams to safely and effectively perform consistent, high-quality, role-based work consistently across assigned plants to maximize operational performance.
  • Drives effective use of the training assets in the plant including the training room, aids, materials and related technology.
  • Drives consistent training delivery by supporting the development of plant training resources with approved methods, skills and techniques, and collaboration with the regional technical training department.
  • Drives and administers plant based training grant opportunities in collaboration with the regional technical training department.
  • Indirectly drives employee adherence to the defined training program by monitoring and reporting status of training completion against defined targets of timing and performance.
  • Champions use and functionality of training program and ensures accuracy/effectiveness through a validation strategy that includes visual observation along with both formal and informal feedback.
  • Conducts training, when appropriate, on general concepts and topics as defined by the standardized training program.
  • Supports and follows critical control processes such as change control systems, document control systems and SOP/WI systems.


Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience; adult education, instructional/curriculum design
  • Job related experience for 3 year(s) minimum in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple projects, perform complex tasks, organize and follow through consistently and work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrable skill in team building, leading, teaching, coaching and influencing leaders; ability to influence upward, across and down with skill, and without formal authority
  • Change leadership experience; willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Application experience and skill using Microsoft Office and other content development tools
  • Experience using and supporting learning management (LMS)  and content management systems
  • Ability to identify, organize and administer local training grant opportunities
  • Ability to communicate with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and oral communication, facilitation and presentation skills (communicate at all levels of the organization)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills
  • Expertise with teaching and supporting trainers on adult learning methods, skills and techniques
  • Technical-writing Acumen
  • Experience using and writing standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions.
  • Works in both office and manufacturing environments.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends  (Saturday  and Sunday); or scheduled  12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday.  Working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 68,700 -102,925 (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 10  
  • Other Compensation:   This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Relocation assistance offered
  • 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: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairfield

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