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Workshop Engineer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  20 May 2024
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  36804

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminium packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.

Position overview:

The purpose of the position is to service tooling and ancillary equipment to ensure the smooth and continuous running of the manufacturing area. Although the workshop personnel may be asked to assist on the production line, their normal duties are carried out under the instruction of the Maintenance Supervisor with the main aim of servicing the requirements of the manufacturing process and therefore assisting the Plant in meeting budget requirements.


Your key responsibilities include:


•    Maintaining Plant services in safe working condition, i.e. compressors, boilers, and water towers.

•    The re-refurbishment, preparation and repair of plant spares & equipment i.e. coater rollers, pumps, gearboxes, conveyors, pinchains, shafts etc.

•    Assisting with Plant breakdowns, i.e. pin chains, oven shafts, strappers etc.

•    Assisting with line conversions, i.e. palletiser conversion and size conversions.

•    Engineering project work within the Plant.

•    Have a comprehensive knowledge of the Environmental Policy and EMS.

•    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.

•    There will be a requirement to support and work during maintenance and conversion days, holiday shutdowns, etc.

•    As this role will involve setting up the brand new production lines, a high level of flexibility is required; the role will be both based in the workshop environment and on the shop floor, supporting reactive maintenance.


What are we looking for?


•   Apprenticeship in a Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering discipline.

•    Experience of working in a workshop environment and knowledge of machine shop processes and practices.

•    Experience of preventative and planned maintenance on workshop and production equipment.

•    Have experience of working on some of the following: compressors, boilers, water tanks, rollers, pumps, gearboxes, conveyors, pinchains, shafts, grinders, lathes, manual millers.

•    Strong toolmaking skills.

•    A manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume continuous process.

•    The ability to work well under pressure and organise and prioritise their work load.


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

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups to aerosol bottles solutions that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

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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