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Toolroom Assistant

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  23-Sep-2022
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  16744

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.


Position overview:

As the Tool Room Assistant you provide sufficient tooling to the plant to ensure the production demands are met, both for ordering new and reworking once worn.

This position also provides support for the Workshop Engineers on both the front end and back end, including conversions, shutdowns, and maintenance. You will report directly to the Engineering Supervisor.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Ordering and organizing materials for the toolroom according to production demand.
  • Liaising with stores to ensure all materials are on time and to spec.
  • Communicating efficiently with all personnel to ensure effective running.
  • Create maintenance schedules and perform repairs on machinery in the toolroom to keep at a high working standard.
  • The refurbishment, preparation, and repair of plant tooling, spares & equipment i.e. coater rollers, pumps, gearboxes, conveyors, pin chains, shafts etc.
  • Assisting with plant breakdowns, line conversions, and size conversions.
  • The safe use of tool room/workshop machinery i.e. lathes, grinders, manual millers etc.
  • Assisting with the storing, inventory, and issuing of tooling used in the manufacturing process.
  • Maintenance, repairs, and modifications of machine guards in a safe manner.
  • Engineering project work within the plant.
  • Ensure operational control procedures, regulations, or codes of practice are observed within the plant, and that all registers, records and reports are properly prepared and maintained.
  • Maintaining Plant services in a safe working condition i.e. compressors, boilers and water towers.



Experience and skills required:

  • Apprenticeship in a Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • Experienced in machining/operating a lathe and CNC Machine
  • Have experience of working on some of the following: grinders, lathes, manual millers.
  • The ability to assist with breakdowns and line conversions.
  • Strong toolmaking skills.
  • Fluent in 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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