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Senior Engineer, Line Control & Automation

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jun 8, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  19125

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.



Primary Purpose of the Position

Maintain and improve the high level of technology in the Ball plants. To optimize the machine processes to improve cycle time, scrap reduction, quality defects, etc. Work with Production and Engineering to execute process improvements for all lines


What will you be responsible for? 

  • Conducts all 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.
  • Originates, solicits, investigates, and suggests improvements to electrical equipment, systems, and processes for the purpose of increased production, reduced cost, or improved maintainability.
  • Leverages knowledge of technology improvements in electrical engineering, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to plants, licensees, joint ventures, and customers. 
  • Responsible for preparing designs, PLC programs, bills of materials, spare parts lists, and specifications and overseeing the preparation of drawings for the installation or modification of control systems, power distribution, and lighting.
  • Prepares electrical check-out procedures and participates in check-out and acceptance of equipment and systems.
  • Works with outside consulting firms and vendors used in the design of control, power distribution, and support and service systems. 
  • Responsible for the review of vendor and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.
  • Maintains a broad understanding of other engineering disciplines and of the mechanical functions of equipment used in the plants.
  • Assists production and maintenance in isolating complex manufacturing issues whether it is in process, material, or machine functionality related.
  • Upgrade PLC programs for new hardware installation Upgrade equipment to improve maintenance repair time.
  • Rewrite equipment programs for line balancing per the Production/Engineering.
  • Integrate new technology to improve processes (cameras, sensors, etc.).
  • Assist Production & Engineering to solve complex engineering changes
  • Integrate production tracking systems to assist production in data collection
  • Perform start up and standby of equipment assigned areas and shall be able to operate and debug machinery.


What are we looking for? 

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience.
  • Bachelor degree in Instrumentation and Controls, Electrical Engineering
  • Job related experience for 5 year(s) minimum
  • 3-5 years of automated manufacturing and high speed manufacturing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills.  Assists with the preparation of presentations.
  • Listening.  Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
  • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Experienced with AutoCAD preferred.
  • PLC Programming: Very Strong Knowledge
    • C Prime/ Structured Text Programming and Allen Bradley Logix family of PLCs. (preferred)
    • Modifying/creating Add On Instructions (AOI)
  • Experience in Electrical Controls Wiring
  • Can forming equipment experience (preferred)


Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $78,400 - $117,415 (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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