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Automation & Electrical Engineer

Company:  Ball Corporation

Waterford, Munster, IE, X91 V62N

Date:  24 May 2023
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req ID:  28563

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!


Purpose of the position:
As an Automation & Electrical Engineer, the main purpose will be to develop and maintain electrical control systems and components to required specifications. Your work will focus on: management, economy, quality, reliability, safety, sustainability.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing, maintaining, implementing, or improving electrical instruments, facilities, components, equipment products, or systems. 
  • Evaluates electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of electricity and materials.
  • Ensuring the maximum efficiency from all electrical equipment by means of safe preventative maintenance.
  • Co-ordinating the safe repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment within the plant.
  • Assisting with the execution of plant engineering projects from start to completion.
  • Confirms system's and components' capabilities by designing testing methods; testing properties.
  • Develops electrical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials.
  • Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling electrical components; soliciting observations from operators.
  • Assures product quality by designing electrical testing methods; testing finished products and system capabilities.
  • Assisting with the controlling of all electrical costs within agreed budget costs.
  • Prepares product reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising information and trends.
  • Maintaining an adequate inventory of spares for electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Compiling budgets for the electrical part of capital projects with assistance from head office engineering department.
  • Monitoring and assessing contract work to ensure results are to the required company standards.
  • Assist management with planning, directing and managing the operations of the electrical function to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs.
  • Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting repair service.
  • Completes projects by training and guiding technicians and apprentices.


Knowledge and experience required:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering degree from an accredited school.
  • Previous experience as an electrician in the manufacturing industry.
  • Qualified as a professional electrical engineer.
  • Proficient in design and calculation software
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Fluent in English


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 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe.

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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