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Shift Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Wakefield, GB, WF2 0XE

Date:  15-Sep-2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  13174

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 aluminium tins, 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. 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.



Position overview:

The Shift Manager is responsible for building and leading an effective, cohesive and committed team, which will maintain maximum safety, quality, spoilage and production standards. The Wakefield plant operates a ‘4 on/4 off’ shift pattern a combination of both days and nights.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Being the ambassador of Ball’s culture, driving the right behaviours amongst all plant employees.
  • Responsible for the production process as a whole in accordance with the planned performance.
  • Responsible for material and tooling supply.
  • Ensure job distribution and arrangement within shift.
  • Effectively manage all areas of manufacturing (includes safety, quality, production, scrap, personnel issues, etc.)
  • Prepare production reports.
  • Take part in development and maintenance of the integrated management system.
  • Undertake the responsibilities of Quality Control Manager and Mechanical Supervisor during holiday and night shifts.
  • Try to isolate the defects that occur during production within possibilities, notify relevant units when required.
  • Detect beforehand the problems that can avoid production and ensure them to be solved.
  • Ensure cleanness of production areas and machineries, as providing all workers pay attention to this matter.
  • Control availability, operable condition and proper use of the working clothes, footwear, individual and collective protective means by the personnel.


Experience required:

  • Previous experience in a people leading role within manufacturing/industrial, 24/7 environment
  • HNC in an Engineering Discipline, preferably HND
  • Problem solving/total quality skills
  • Analytical skills to interpret numerical data
  • Good understanding of modern lean manufacture technique - SMED, Kaizen 5S, Kanban, Structured Problem Solving, TPM/OEE, SPC, 6 Sigma etc.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety work practises, confined spaces, Working at height etc.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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