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Production Mechanic

Company:  Ball Corporation

Middletown, NY, US, 10940

Date:  Nov 27, 2022
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  24491

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.


Primary Purpose of the Position:

Perform various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications. Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant’s production goals, overall business plans and objectives as directed.


What will you be responsible for:

  • Required to work assigned schedule or 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday, 4 days-ON and 4 days-OFF schedule 7am to 7pm, and 7pm to 7am rotating weekly. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis.
  • Supply and maintain required hand tools.
  • Disassemble, overhaul, and rebuild production equipment under the supervision of a qualified maintainer.
  • Perform troubleshooting on production equipment, as required.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on production equipment as required.
  • Perform various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications.
  • Perform duties as required to ensure compliance with the plant’s quality standards.
  • Input data on a computer terminal to identify, label, and palletize finished products.
  • Operate forklift during routine performance of duties.
  • Unload, receive, inspect, and stage raw materials, scrap, packaging materials, chemical and other supplies.
  • Remove finished products from the production areas ensuring proper identification, banding, and labeling to meet customer specifications.
  • Conduct inspection of in-process or finished product to meet customer specifications.
  • Comply with established job safety practices, policies, and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment.
  • Support and follow guidelines of the food safety system.
  • Responsible for replenishing supplies required for assigned area.
  • Rotate through workstations as needed for coverage, relief, and training purposes as required in conjunction with on-the-job training.
  • May operate can line briquetter, end line baler, and slug accumulator.
  • Initiate, review and follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility. 


What we are looking for:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent education required. 
  • Minimum 1 year of mechanic experience.
  • Experience working in an industrial environment.
  • Working knowledge of machine mechanics.
  • Troubleshooting skills/experience.
  • Ability to learn to identify product defects.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools.
  • Ability to operate fork truck and aero lift.
  • Requires forklift license.
  • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard manufacturing and plant quality techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Ability to learn operating principles and nomenclature of all assigned equipment and products.
  • Ability to learn nomenclature of all assigned equipment, products, and quality standards.
  • Work in manufacturing environment; this position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices



Compensation & Benefits:

  • HOURLY RATE; $31.35 
  • Other Compensation: This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions: Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, click here for  more info on our Total Rewards 


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Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

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