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Supervisor, Plant Quality Assurance

Company:  Ball Corporation
Location: 

Monticello, IN, US, 47960

Date:  Jan 25, 2023
Job Category:  Quality/ Continuous Improvement
Req. ID:  27330

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Supervises the plant quality function as directed.

 

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.   This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
  • Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
  • The plant quality assurance supervisor, if designated is to be trained and certified in the food safety system and oversees its development, implementation, review and maintenance.  Provides for trained backups in the case of absence of key food safety system employees.
  • Supervises the plant quality assurance function as directed.
  • Facilitates a "quality conscious and pride in quality" attitude within the department.
  • Facilitates the installation and maintenance of established quality assurance procedures.
  • Maintains a gauge and inspection equipment control system to provide and calibrate gauges and instruments as required. This includes the initiating of requisitions to ensure compliance with group standards.
  • Maintains inspection reports and quality complaints to determine defect trends in materials and products, and initiates corrective action if necessary through appropriate line or staff heads.
  • Maintains reports as necessary, evaluating the quality of designated products, in conformance with established quality assurance procedures.
  • Schedules, or assists in scheduling, inspection personnel to specific assignments to ensure the most effective utilization of manpower.
  • Facilitates quality assurance training and development programs.
  • Supervises or assists in the inspection or testing of various materials and products to determine compliance with specifications.
  • May train employees on SPC interpretation.
  • Serves as coordinator for Infinity SPC system.  Maintains hardware and troubleshoots software issues, if applicable.
  • May work with in-house ink representative to develop approved colors for new and existing labels.
  • May facilitate the administration of an effective graphics system.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • Establishes  and maintains an employee  relations climate of trust and confidence  that will discourage  third party interference;  or establishes  and maintains an employee  relations climate of trust and confidence  with employees,  their union stewards and representatives  which will promote achievement of plant and company goals.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company.   Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends  (Saturday  and Sunday); or scheduled  12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday.  Working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.
  • Maintains awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
  • Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities
  • Understands and responds effectively to EC directions during emergencies by being familiar with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems, as necessary.   Implements contingency plan to the level required by the position.
  • Understands, completes, and maintains environmental documentation for which the individual is trained, or as directed by the EC, EFP, or EM (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.). Reports to the EC, EFP, or EM on the status of assigned responsibilities.
  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment.
  • Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal and segregation as directed during training or by the EC, EFP/EM.   Understands and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.
  • Complies with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes.

 

Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education required.
  • Job related experience for 1 year(s) minimum.
  • Understanding of FSSC, HACCP and/or SQF
  • Experience and background in Food Contact Packaging or beverage filling (or similar background)
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard plant quality assurance techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Ability to negotiate with customers to promote or sell ideas or concepts.
  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  product specifications and customer needs and expectations, and generally accepted supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Must follow company policies, procedures,  practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
  • Works in both office and manufacturing environments.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.
  • Must be able to match colors.

 

Compensation & Benefits

 

-  Hiring Salary Range: $70,800-$100,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
-  This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
-  Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.

 

Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.

 


When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range 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.

 

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.
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