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Engineering Supervisor

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  Dec 22, 2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  15446

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.



The primary purpose of the position

To safely plan, direct and manage the engineering operations in respect of the plants engineering systems, equipment and management process, provide leadership, building an effective, cohesive and committed team which will maintain maximum safety, quality and production standards.


Essential Responsible Areas:

• Responsible for all planned maintenance requirements, which also captures unscheduled maintenance, annual maintenance and breakdowns to increase meantime between failures of all plant equipment
• Ensuring the maximum efficiency from all equipment and services by means of preventative maintenance and continuous improvement and modifications to equipment
• Managing all services and buildings, including the safe storage of inflammable or dangerous materials and ensuring compliance with safety  legislation and the factories act
• Maintaining plant register and statutory registers ensuring a 24-hour coverage for emergencies
• Carry out execution of all plant engineering projects from start to completion.
• Reviewing manufacturing performance to enable experience and knowledge of  equipment to be used for modification of current and future equipment
• Responsible for ensuring that all workshop employees are suitably trained for safety and that they work to company and legislative safety requirements
• Responsible for the control of the permit to work system and for ensuring that suitable and sufficient risk assessments are completed in conjunction with the EHS Manager
• Work to reduce operating cost, ensuring that the most competitive quotations are obtained for all engineering purchases and  that  purchasing decisions are made on the best price/quality ratio in the company’s interests
• Maintaining adequate stockholding of spares and a system for issues and stock control
• Supplying administration department with a breakdown of labour and material costs for all capital and C&A RFAs.
• Compiling budgets for capital projects and engineering expenses with assistance from the Head Office Engineering department.
• Checking and ensuring that tooling drawings are to the standard required prior to placing of actual orders for the manufacture and the introduction of outside manufactured tooling into production, modifying if necessary to ensure results are to company standards
• Recruiting of all apprentices, training and monitoring progress of all engineering staff.
• Monitoring and assessing contract work to ensure results are to the required company standards
• Participate in workplace inspections and be involved in project work when required
• Record and Unsafe correct conditions / Near Miss and carry out an investigation and reporting in developing plant systems to ensure legislative compliance
• Co-coordinating with Shift Managers and shift personnel and ensuring operational control procedures are appropriately implemented
• Carry out all instructions from the Engineering Manager and deputise for the absence of the Engineering Manager
• Acting on own authority and initiative on day to day maintenance and repairs
• Provide supervision and corrective feedback to the workshop personnel and effective management of the workshop department, including appraisals and performance feedback


Position Requirement & competencies:

• Degree in Engineering / Technical discipline
• Engineering / Maintenance Supervisor experience
• Electrical /Mechanical Maintenance preffered
• Problem solving / total quality skills
• Good computer skills with the ability to manage computerised data
• Strong Project Management Skills
• Planning, organisation and attention to details
• Manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume continuous process
• Successful track record in man management with proven achievement
• Good understanding of modern lean manufacturing techniques – SMED, Kaizen 5S, Kanban, Structured Problem solving, TPM/OEE, SPC, 6 Sigma.
• A Management style heavily orientated to training and coaching


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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