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Team Leader Manufacturing/Printing

Company:  Ball Corporation

Milton Keynes, GB, MK15 0DA

Date:  15 May 2024
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  36269

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 have the right to work in the UK - we do not offer sponsorship for this role 


This role involves shift work - 12 hour shifts covering days, nights and weekend


Competitve rates of pay above industry norms 


Purpose of the job:

• To drive the team with the Deco area and achieve set targets

• To run and own the Deco area

• Report any issues to the Shift Manager


Main Duties: To organise and provide leadership to their team to ensure the achievement of the following:-

• Ensure safe working practices are adhered to at all times and good housekeeping and safety awareness is continuously improved in the designated work area and throughout the team.

• Meet Production, Quality, Spoilage and environmental improvement targets as set by the Shift Manager, the Continuous Improvement teams and the Plant budget.

• Investigate/report equipment/process defects promptly and use the team and outside assistance to identify and undertake corrective action to prevent re-occurrence.

• Drive continuous improvements in the team to minimise the costs in the Plant.

• Liase with the engineering department to ensure all maintenance work is completed to their satisfaction and continually look for methods to reduce breakdowns. World class manufacturing status is the ultimate goal.

• Ensure standardisation of equipment setting and operation to achieve the required specification and product quality.

• Promote and maintain good industrial relations, identify training needs for the team. Provide and organise training to ensure the team is competent in all aspects of their jobs.

• Set up effective communication links with the team leaders on the other shifts. Co-ordinate actions to effectively utilise downtime.

• Monitor/Control/Communicate the performance of the team within and outside the team.

• Ensure effective use of materials, identify programmes to improve usage and minimise waste.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Responsible for deco safety, ensuring that standards are met, all checks are completed and compliant- deco spoilage and ODM usages
  • Manufacture cans to the production plan within H&S, Quality, efficiency and budget requirements.
  • Ensure adequate training, Leadership and corrective feedback to the Shift Team for who they are responsible.
  • Ensure corrective action is taken, as required, for all equipment and operational problems/potential problems to continuously improve the operation.
  • Actively seek and follow up on Shift Team’s ideas/suggestion and assist in driving change through continuous improvement in the Plant.
  • Operate effectively with other Team Leaders to control the overall performance of the plant.


Key stakeholders:

Plant manager, Shift managers, shopfloor employees, wider senior Leadership team



Professional & Education Qualifications                  

  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Time served engineer (desirable)

Previous experience                        

  • Team Leader role experience
  • Mechanical background
  • Previously been a Deco mechanic (desirable)
  • Mechanical breakdown experience        

Personal attributes                           

  • Driven to achieve and progress to the next level within the business        
  • Previous Team Leader experience

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 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups to aerosol bottles solutions that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

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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