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Control Technologist

Company:  Ball Corporation

Verona, VA, US, 24482

Date:  Jan 8, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  13187

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:
Controls Technologist will work on automation and control projects including: initial electrical design and layout; creating drawings; assisting with PLC programming; HMI design and programming; and SCADA systems. This position will assist with troubleshooting/testing/debugging of industrial machinery and electrical systems both, as part of a project scope, and during daily production operations.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Automated industrial machinery PLC logic design, troubleshooting, and in-house construction and commissioning.  Primarily Allen Bradley platforms.
• HMI/touchscreen design and implementation.  Primarily Allen Bradley Platforms.
• Electrical controls system design, from start to finish, including the generation of complete electrical/controls drawing packages, bill of materials, and implementation plan for onsite electricians.
• Drawing modification/creation using AutoCAD
• Design/specification of electrical circuits/components and materials, technical selection, sizing and evaluation of equipment and parts. 
• Review and edit existing drawings.  Maintain an accurate library of in-house systems.
• Participate in pre/post-design reviews.
• On-site support, troubleshooting and commissioning of various hardware devices including: PLC 5, Controllogix, Modicon PLC’s; AB, ABB, Toshiba VFD’s; AB Servos; Digital/Analog field devices; general I/O devices; and inspection camera systems etc.
• Production technical support for new and existing installations.


Professional & Education Qualifications:
• High school or GED is requited. Preferred minimum 3 year diploma in engineering technology – Electro-Mechanical or Electronics Technology preferred. Post-Secondary Education College/University or 3 years equivalent of experience in this industry.
• 2 years minimum automation and design experience working with programmable logic controllers, controls installations, VFD’s, remote I/O

• Safety conscious and well aware of the hazards of working in an industrial environment, including  working in close proximity to 480vac systems and live mechanical systems.
• Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including mechanical, tooling, electrical and instrumentation.
• Good understanding of Microsoft Office is an asset.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work extra hours to ensure successful project/shutdown completion when required.
• Self-motivated, driven individual with good problem solving skills.
• Working experience and understanding of industrial mechanical system is a significant asset.
• Organized, self-regulated and excellent time management skills required.

• Solid knowledge of electrical field devices. – limit switches of various types, proximity switches, photo switches, encoders, scanners, etc.
• Good understanding of motor controls, servos and VFDs.
• Good working knowledge of AutoCAD electrical or any similar CAD system.


Compensation & Benefits
• Hiring Salary Range: $60,00.00-$90,000.00 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
• Job Grade 9
• Other Compensation:   This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
• Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions: Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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