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Line Engineer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 0DA

Date:  20 Nov 2023
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  33630

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.


Please only apply if you are eligible to work in the UK as we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role 

This role involves shift work on a pattern that covers days, nights and weekend work - 12 hours, please only apply if you can work such a shift pattern 


Position overview:

As an Engineer you will play a key part in the first part of the process of forming the can. You will manage machines such as the body makers and cupper, with a focus on Health and Safety, PM compliance and line efficiency.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Reacting to plant breakdowns and assisting with line conversions, maintenance days, etc.
  • Fault finding and regular preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Ensure all Quality checks and start up sheets are complete, as well as other routine paperwork and checks.
  • 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.
  • Assist with training other members of the team, such as mechanics and communicating effectively with the Team Leader
  • Initiate and support lean and improvement initiatives.


Experience and skills required:

  • Manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume environment
  • Apprenticeship in a Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • Experience of preventative and planned maintenance.
  • The ability to assist with breakdowns and line conversions.
  • Sound communication skills, ability to clearly explain processes and interpret data accurately.
  • Experience in fabrication and welding would be advantageous.
  • Flexibility.
  • Team player.
  • Fluent in English, to ensure effective hand overs take place.

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 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe.

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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