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F/E Maintainer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Wakefield, GB, WF2 0XE

Date:  4 Jul 2024
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  36975

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.

Primary purpose of the position: Performs mechanical and engineering tasks to provide effective services to support the plant’s production goals, overall business plans and objectives as directed.

Pneumatics and hydraulic experience is essential
Surface grinding experience is preferable
Good computer literacy skills
Good communication and organisational skills
Troubleshooting skills/experience
Experience working in an engineering fast paced manufacturing environment
Analytical skills to interpret numerical data and problem solving skills
Ability to understand and adhere to operating principles of all assigned equipment and products
Ability to identify product defects
Ability to use hand and power tools
Working knowledge of machine mechanics
Displays behaviours in line with Ball core values

Essential Responsible Areas:

Complies and maintains established safe working practices, policies, and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives, for the safe performance of the work assignment, and to report unsafe conditions as and when they arise
Supports and adheres to the  guidelines of the food safety system.
Performs duties as required to ensure compliance with the plant’s quality standards.
Performs various manual or mechanical production tasks by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications.
Disassembles, overhauls, and rebuilds of production equipment
Performs troubleshooting on production equipment as required.
Performs preventative maintenance on production equipment as required.
Inputs real time data on a computer terminal
Conducts inspection of in-process or finished product to meet customer specifications.
Initiates, reviews and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
Supplies and maintains required hand tools.
To be an effective communicator with management and colleagues , reporting quality defects, unsafe conditions, manufacturing difficulties, suggesting ideas for improvements
To promote improvements and preventative actions by involvement in continuous improvement activities to meet the key performance objectives and targets
To maintain housekeeping standards to a safe and satisfactory condition, clean as you go process
You will also be required to support in other positions within or below your pay grade, to support business needs on an ad hoc basis

Professional & Education Qualification

Preferably a manufacturing background in a high speed, high volume continuous process or similar experience

An apprenticeship or relevant qualification in a Engineering / Mechanical discipline


Proficient in the use of hand and power tools.

Ability to operate fork truck if required.

Possesses an interest in and an aptitude for mechanics.

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.


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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