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Operator Casting

Company:  Ball Corporation

Verona, VA, US, 24482

Date:  Jul 29, 2022
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  19979

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 Duties:

Successful operation of off-bearer/wheel, material handling, furnace loading, wheel operation, and mill operation. Monitor the mill pressing aluminum into sheets.  Assure accuracy of thickness/width of gauges.  Monitor gauges for changes in pressure and water temperatures. Responsible for controlling the flow of molten metal from the furnace to the wheel where it cools and is processed.


Job Functions/Duties:

  • Open furnace and allow molten aluminum to exit through tap hole. 
  • Control rate of metal to fill small tilt furnaces.
  • Allow metal to run through degasser.
  • Monitor metal as it enters the wheel and cools.
  • Clean and examine belt and wheel.
  • Skim/scrape tilt furnaces.
  • Complete wheel and belt sheet (including condition of belt, spray/sand belt and wheel, and temperature of metal.
  • Check cast strip for cracks, blisters, oxides, and any other visible defects.
  • Monitor strip for cracks, blisters, or any variances.
  • Record gauge readings a minimum of five times per coil.
  • Measure and record finished coil.
  • Check customer, date, weight, and batch number for correctness.
  • Check Hydraulics, Morgoil, and Quench tanks every hour.
  • Clean down line, aluminum trough, and filter bowl.
  • Shut mill down and make adjustments in belt, or gauges as necessary.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by management including.


Position Requirement & competencies:

  • High School Diploma or education equivalent required.
  • Job-related experience for 2 years minimum.
  • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard can and end making techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Ability to learn operating principles of all assigned equipment.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
  • Maintains awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
  • Ability to learn nomenclature of all assigned equipment, products, and quality standards.
  • Ability to learn to identify product defects.
  • Proficient in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to operate fork truck and aero lift if required.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to concentrate and pay attention to details.
  • Must have sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of time.
  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas:  nomenclature of all assigned equipment and products.
  • Possesses an interest in and an aptitude for mechanics.
  • May require forklift license.
  • Works in a manufacturing environment.
  • 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.
  • Works in confined area(s).


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 22.29-23.54 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • 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, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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