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Engineer, Mechanical Project

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Apr 23, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  7444

Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers. We have been in business for over 140 years and is leading the charge in creating solutions that keep our planet healthy.  Ball Corp has been nationally recognized as a leading company in the creation of sustainable products (Fast Company World Changing Ideas award) as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes Magazine.)   Join our team of over 18,000 people worldwide in our quest to make the world a cleaner and healthier place.   BE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. BE UNSTOPPABLE. BE AN INSPIRATION.  JOIN US IN MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.


Job Description

Provides mechanical engineering project support expertise to the business.  Work with Production and Engineering to execute process improvements in the mechanical engineering project management process.


What will you be responsible for?

  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work environment.
  • Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system.
  • Conducts all of his/her work with communication and coordination involving appropriate engineering and plant organizations.
  • Consults with engineering and manufacturing personnel to assure the use of appropriate and consistent technologies.
  • Responsible for the creation and updating of plant bills of material, layouts, and installation drawings to reflect current and new equipment and building configuration.
  • Responsible for preparation of specifications and related documents and drawings for use in purchasing of equipment, systems, and construction work.
  • Provides bid packages/RFQ’s, evaluates and educates potential suppliers/contractors and evaluates bids for equipment, systems, and construction work.
  • Evaluates problems and cost-improvement opportunities in plants, generates and presents alternative solutions for consideration.
  • Maintains a knowledge of technology improvements in his/her field, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.
  • Oversees selected projects within his/her areas of expertise:  scope, schedule, budget, quality, project team, contractors, plant relations and acceptance, etc.
  • Generates overall plans, layouts, schematics, flow diagrams, etc. for the concept and implementation phases of projects.  This includes conveying and machinery in manufacturing process.
  • Responsible for the review of vendor equipment and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.
  • Provides on-site technical and contractor-management support in the installation, checkout and start-up of equipment and systems.
  • Coordinates activities with vendors supplying hardware and equipment fabricated per drawings and specifications and performs inspection and acceptance of such items.
  • Oversees activities to provide designs and technical assistance as required by manufacturing engineering for support to existing plants and for plant AFE projects.
  • Coordinates with production and manufacturing engineering for timely and effective implementation of modifications to existing manufacturing process hardware.
  • Ensures that cost estimates and forecasts to completion are prepared for work in area of responsibility.
  • Provides technical presentations to customers, potential customers, licensees, plants and management.
  • Maintains an awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.
  • Participates in audits and upgrades and recommends improvements to existing equipment systems.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.


What are we looking for?

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience
  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • Automated manufacturing and high speed manufacturing experience
  • Lean Six Sigma Experience (Preferred)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Project.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have a sustainable build background and will maintain and improve the mechanical project engineering process and support in all Ball plants.


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $ 67,700 - 101,500 (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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Nearest Major Market: Denver

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