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Senior Engineer, Global Engineering Product Specifications

Company:  Ball Corporation

Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 8HG Bierne, FR, 59380 Naro-Fominsk, RU, 143325 Gelsenkirchen, NW, DE, 45891 Cabanillas del Campo, GU, ES, 19171 Wakefield, GB, WF2 0XE Ludesch, 8, AT, 6713 Widnau, St. Gallen, CH, 9443 La Selva del Camp, T, ES, 43470 Nogara, VR, IT, 37054 Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 0DA Malmö, SE, 20039 Fredericia, DK, 7000 Dýšina, CZ, 33002 Lublin, PL, 20-277

Date:  Dec 28, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  15150

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:


The Senior Engineer, Global Engineering Product Specifications is responsible for creating product specifications for aluminium beverage packages and driving sustainable and standardized packaging design.  The Senior Engineer will create and maintain engineering product specifications which include the aluminium usage calculations, product drawings and dimensional targets.  The Senior Engineer will be located within and help drive the light weighting and global product specification standardization efforts within one of three operating regions (BPSA, BPNCA or BPEMEA).  The Senior Engineer will work with commercial, finance, operations, production planning and customers to determine the best strategy for product lightweight execution within the region.


Key Responsibilities:


  1. Responsible for product specifications and bill of materials within global Teamcenter database.

    1. Creates and maintains aluminium container product specification data within Teamcenter. Generates global specification reports and distributes as needed to key stakeholders.

    2. Creates and maintains aluminium metal calculations for container products.

    3. Validates can weight and specifications after project start-ups and reconciles in Teamcenter

    4. Facilitate and maintain dialogue on product specifications changes and rollout plans with regional finance, project managers, commercial, operation and production planning teams.

  2. Responsible for generating regional strategy on aluminium product lightweighting and standardization projects. 

    1. Drives cross functional teams and collates data into year over year strategies.  Requires analysis of data from commercial, customer, finance, operations and production planning groups to ensure strategy fits business needs.

    2. Supports regional annual capital planning for projects

    3. Works with Global Metal Procurement to ensure metal supply strategy is up to date for the region

    4. Provides input on monthly reporting for can design and lightweighting

    5. Drive standardisation and complexity reduction for product, product families and dome designs. Progression to be reported as a Global measure.

  3. Supports bi-annual competitive can weight analysis and benchmarking study

  4. Ability to support business cases and financial analysis on product proposals and changes.

  5. Good customer presentation skills and ability to manage customer relationships.  Interacts well with customers to generate light weighting, packaging standardization and validation of package integrity on customer filling lines.

  6. Seek, identify, & proactively use MS Project timelines with critical path focus and other PM tools to address areas of concern such as lack of resources, project delays, etc. by creating recovery paths where needed


Experience required:


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

  • 2 or more years’ experience in aluminium beverage can or end manufacturing.

  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams

  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Must be able to handle sensitive and proprietary information in a confidential manner.

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

  • Good Business Acumen Skills

  • Ability to work across multiple projects and help drive regional lightweight projects to completion.

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

  • Capable of project management and good with project/program management tools such as MS project

  • Self-Motivated with a desire to make an impact

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