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Senior Engineer, Global Engineering Product Design

Company:  Ball Corporation

Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 8HG La Selva del Camp, T, ES, 43470 Ludesch, 8, AT, 6713 Lublin, PL, 20-277 Wakefield, GB, WF2 0XE Dýšina, CZ, 33002 Fredericia, DK, 7000 Bierne, FR, 59380 Malmö, SE, 20039 Cabanillas del Campo, GU, ES, 19171 Belgrade, RS, 11080 Widnau, St. Gallen, CH, 9443 Gelsenkirchen, NW, DE, 45891 Nogara, VR, IT, 37054

Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  14783

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.



Position overview:


The Senior Engineer, Global Engineering Product Design is responsible for creating product designs and associated high speed metal forming tooling for aluminium beverage packages.  The Senior Engineer will develop, create, test and support tooling designs that generate aluminium containers that meet customer specifications and achieve Ball’s Sustainability goals.  The Senior Engineer will be located within and drive global tooling and product standardization efforts within one of three operating regions (Europe, North America or South America).  The Senior Engineer, Global Engineering Product Design will collaborate with the Global Engineering Designers, regional engineering teams, manufacturing plants, and tooling suppliers to develop best in class products and high performing tool designs.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Responsible for product design and performance of aluminium beverage containers.

  1. Determine product design and test product designs against regional and global customer specifications

  2. Validates product performance by performing feasibility trials and works to hand regional engineering teams a production worthy tooling package.

  3. Facilitates and maintains dialogue on global product and tooling changes with regional engineering teams.


  • Responsible for high speed tooling design

  1. Designs, procures and tests high speed metal forming tooling design changes.

  2. Generates summary technical reports and recommendations for tooling changes with supporting data

  3. Works within pilot line and/or high speed manufacturing plants to test tooling performance over time.


  • Responsible for generating global strategy on tooling design

  1. Drives regional engineering teams and manufacturing plants to migrate to global standard tooling.

  2. Supports regional engineering teams through Teamcenter ECN/ECR process and reports out global best practices.

  3. Supports global tooling supplier quality management program(s)

  4. Supports Global Procurement in developing new suppliers, evaluating existing suppliers and working to facilitate global pricing when possible.

  5. Works directly with Tooling Suppliers to facilitate cost reductions and standardization plans


  • Regional Engineering and Manufacturing Plant Support

  1. Generates and/or supports regional AFE development on tooling costs.

  2. Intakes Engineering Change Requests (ECR) and works towards global solutions.

  3. Provides remote or in person tooling and product support after escalation path has been followed


Experience and skills required:


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field, such as mathematics, metallurgy or physics, required

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in aluminium beverage can or end manufacturing

  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and manufacturing teams

  • Demonstrates strong verbal written communication skills. Listens well to stakeholders and ensures an open line of communication to ensure internal and external customer needs are met.

  • Demonstrates strong technical writing skills

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Demonstrates strong Design of Experiments knowledge and uses statistics to generate conclusive reasons for change

  • Demonstrates strong skills in Lean Manufacturing and Statistical analysis.  Green Belt and/or Black Belt preferred.

  • Illustrates composure and patience and is comfortable with change/unknown. 

  • Ability to work across multiple projects

  • Strong ability to overcome roadblocks by enabling others with clear communication, troubleshooting and data

  • High level of project management skills and good with project/program management tools such as MS project

  • Self-Motivated with a desire to make an impact

  • Strong technical and problem solving skills.  Ability to trouble shoot and develop corrective actions for tooling/product problems and develop methods for improving product performance.


Ball Corporation are 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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