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Spray Technologist

Company:  Ball Corporation

Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 0DA

Date:  16-Jun-2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req ID:  19392

Primary purpose of the position:

The jobholder reports directly to the CI Manager and will liaise closely with the Manufacturing & Engineering departments within the plant and external departments such as Group Coatings and Ball suppliers. The jobholders function is to ensure that the plant Inside Spray (ISS) activities are organised and implemented and that “Drive for Improvement” is carried out in the ISS process and the ISS Area. Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant's overall business plans and objectives as directed.


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Work within the plant systems (iTrax, SFoL)
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Line Conversion activities for the ISS area.
  • Control of ISS coatings & lacquers on site – ISS Lacquer
  • EVA / KPI’s – liaison with suppliers and internal departments and use of equipment associated with improving control
  • Trials and Qualifications
  • Liaison with planning and crews to ensure all labels run to budget
  • Assists the Training Manager with Internal trainer for ISS & lacquer related topics
  • Monitors the ISS process and identifies improvements to Process, Plant, Material Usage, Methods, Maintenance regimes & routines, Training & Skill Development of Mechanics – puts in place, coordinates and monitors closure of Corrective Action Plans
  • Carry out Clean & Check Audits, monitor C&C activities
  • Develop JBS’s & SOPs for the ISS and Quality process
  • Create & update Database for ISS related equipment   
  • Develop action plans to Improve Quality & Process 
  • Ad Hoc Project work – iTrax, etc,
  • Involvement in HFI Reduction projects


Key stakeholders:

CI Manager

Production Manager

Plant Manager


Position Requirement & competencies:

Professional & Education Qualification

  • HNC / C & G in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5yrs experience in the Manufacturing Industry


  • Work independently and in a team, effectively maintaining an atmosphere of collective work
  • Ability to train colleagues in print techniques and processes
  • Resolve issues and complete actions without conflict
  • Plan work, prioritize tasks, complete tasks on time; concentrate and pay attention to details; easily switch to different activities.
  • Able to work within the Ball principles of RACI
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Handle confidential information and keep it safe
  • PC skills – (Microsoft office, SFoL, E Smart & SAP)
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of the range of all equipment and products, as well as standards quality taken at the plant
  • Quality Standards experience


Demonstrate Ball Leadership Behaviours (ICA)


Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Uses a combination of feedback and self-reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses


Instils Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

Interpersonal Intelligence: Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people


Demonstrated Results: Consistently achieves results even under tough circumstances





Other Requirements     

Demonstrates Coaching & Mentoring capabilities in order to get the job or task done

Demonstrates the Ball Leadership Behaviours at all time

Possible internal travel might be required



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