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Workshop Engineer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Kettering, ENG, GB

Date:  06-Jun-2022
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  16599

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 a Workshop Engineer you will 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.


The shift pattern is Monday-Friday and/or Panama shift (12 hrs, days only). 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.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining plant services in a safe working condition, i.e. compressors, boilers and water towers.
  • The refurbishment, preparation and repair of plant spares, tooling, and equipment i.e. coater rollers, pumps, gearboxes, conveyors, pin chains, shafts etc.
  • Assisting with plant breakdowns and line conversions, maintenance days, holiday shutdowns etc.
  • Storing, maintaining, inventory and issuing of tooling used in the manufacturing process.
  • Maintenance, repairs and modifications of machine guards.
  • Engineering project work within the plant.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the Environmental Policy and EMS.
  • Ensure that proper and safe systems of working and means of avoiding dangerous, or potentially hazardous conditions, are adopted.
  • 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.
  • Plan delivery, storage and stacking of materials so as to avoid spillages etc.
  • Assist with training other members of the team, including apprentices.


Experience and skills required:

  • Manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume environment
  • 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.
  • 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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