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Mechanical Process Engineer / Project Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Verona, VA, US, 24482

Date:  Nov 22, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  19689

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.



Job Description:

Provides engineering support to the Verona facility and division as required


What will you be responsible for?

  • Coordinates the entire AFE process from planning and feasibility studies to writing high-quality AFEs as measured by the appropriateness and accuracy of the cost estimates. This includes gathering, organizing, and communicating clear project descriptions and goal information to all stakeholders within and outside the company.
  • Initiates projects thoroughly and quickly after they are approved and manages them to successful completion: scope of work, responsibility plans, budget, milestone schedule, project cost control, action item list, detailed schedule, status reports, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains project team and customer ownership of project scope, budget, responsibility plan, schedule, and expected results. Establishes and maintains the “project vision” for all parties involved. Establishes and maintains a tone of cooperation and synergy among everyone working on the project.
  • Manages projects to minimize the cost required to achieve approved project objectives. Uses the project cost tools from Packaging Operations’ accounting system to manage project budget, forecasts, commitments, and expenditures. Updates forecasts regularly using information provided by team members who are responsible for cost in their own areas.  Searches for and determines what the highest risk elements to each project’s success are, analyzes, communicates, and manages them to achieve the desired results.
  • Maintains an awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for your area of responsibility.
  • 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), 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.
  • It is the essential function of the job that the individual will not be a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves, others, or property. Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.  Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.



  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through a Bachelor Degree, ABET Accredited School or equivalent.

  • Job related experience for 3 years minimum.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: Ability to perform mathematical calculations. Solidworks experience preffered.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Works under general supervision within parameters set by management. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of an assignment. Will take steps to avoid program delays or considerable expenditure of resources.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Makes presentations and leads group discussions.


Working Conditions:

  • 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.
  • Works in confined area(s).


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires short-term and long-term domestic and international travel. (40% travel)
  • This position regularly requires a high degree of physical effort due to considerable interruptions and/or frequent changes of activity or workloads during a typical working day.
  • See attached Physical Demands Assessment form.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $68,700 - $102,925 (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.
  • Relocation assistance provided


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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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