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Development Engineer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 8HG MH, IN, 410208 Chittoor, AP, IN, 517588 Bangalore, KA, IN, 560092 La Selva del Camp, T, ES, 43470 Widnau, St. Gallen, CH, 9443 Bierne, FR, 59380 Cabanillas del Campo, GU, ES, 19171 Lublin, PL, 20-277 Gelsenkirchen, NW, DE, 45891 Belgrade, RS, 11080 Nogara, VR, IT, 37054 Malmö, SE, 20039 6th October, EG, 12566 Naro-Fominsk, RU, 143325 Waterford, Munster, IE, X91 V62N Dammam, SA, 31483 Numminen, FI, 4660 Fredericia, DK, 7000 Ludesch, 8, AT, 6713 Dýšina, CZ, 33002 Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 0DA Wakefield, GB, WF2 0XE

Date:  05-Jan-2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req ID:  15775

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:


To improve quality, manufacturing efficiency and reduce production cost of container designs through improved design in their form and formation.
To sustain customers need for new capacity through providing technical support to Capital Projects.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Achieve year on year material cost reduction by developing processes, setting specifications and designing tools that allow can light weighting and down gauging of can stock

  • Participate in capital projects through production can and metal forming machine specifications, and tooling design, designation, and procurement.

  • Support the plants drive for improved quality and efficiency and reduced spoilage and operating costs by reviewing tooling design and modifying where appropriate.

  • Assist the senior management of the sector in strategic planning by assessing feasibility cost, and benefit of new projects.

  • Use statistical tools, SPC, Six Sigma, Minitab for development and fault finding purposes

  • Manage projects

  • Respond to customer needs for innovation and differentiation by designing new products and production processes that add value and can be operated within Ball.

  • To improve quality & manufacturing efficiency and reduce production cost of the existing cans through improved can tooling & process designs

  • Participate in capital projects by assisting with specifications of production machines, tool room equipment, tooling, preparing tooling designs, procurement and assisting with commissioning.

  • To develop and perform tests on modified can designs in order to evaluate performance before full line trial

  • Use and working knowledge of various precision measuring instruments


Experience required:


  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering 

  • Six sigma Greenbelt highly prefered

  • Experience in Metal forming / drawing

  • Understanding of Tooling design and its relation to machines and products being formed

  • Experience in High speed Manufacturing processes and development of Customer & Manufacturing specifications 

  • Metals and materials engineering

  • AutoCAD and/or other computer aided drafting and design software highly prefered

  • Project Management Experience

  • Tooling suppliers, and tooling related programmes such as light weighting, tooling care & inspection

  • Process development

  • DWI Process, Steel and Aluminium. 

  • Computer software - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint.

  • Minitab or similar statistical tools desirable

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills

  • Good influencing skills with collaborative an team player approach

  • Action oriented and results driven

  • Good planning and time management skills

  • Attention to details

  • Ethics and values

  • Fluent in English, another European language desirable


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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