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CPO (Chemical Process Operator) Supervisor

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  Dec 23, 2021
Job Category:  Quality/ Continuous Improvement
Req. ID:  15449

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.



Position overview:

As the Chemical Process Operations Supervisor you will ensure safe working practices on chemical handling are followed (occupational safety, environmental and fire protection). You will set and manage the technical performance criteria for the CPO process, and ensure that established routines and working methods are adhered to in order to achieve the correct production quality in the can washing process.

You will also oversee the water treatment, wastewater area and emulsion system based on specified standards.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Special attention to the requirements of occupational safety, hygiene, environmental and fire protection.
  • Continually review the quality of the process with a view of continuous improvement.
  • Operation coordination with principal suppliers.
  • Introduce ‘Best Practice’ Mechanical and Chemical techniques are introduced and maintained.
  • Organization and control of preventive maintenance, servicing and repairs.
  • Ensuring an efficient, continuous production process.
  • Responsibility for maximizing the use of production equipment.
  • Responsible for and running special projects as determined by management.
  • Developing solutions for performance improvement  and problem-solving
  • Participate in special projects determined by management.
  • Creating a working atmosphere based on trust and ensuring a high level of employee motivation.
  • CPO responsible for test equipment.
  • Decision-making authority for measures in the case of quality and performance problems in consultation with the respective Shift Manager, Quality Department & Technical Department.


Experience and skills required:

  • Experience in manufacturing industry in a similar role within Chemical Processing
  • Knowledge of standard plant quality assurance techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of plant quality assurance tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills across functions and seniority levels
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data and make recommendations
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


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