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Senior Engineer, Metal Innovation & Engineering

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  May 18, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  27867

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace solutions. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!


Primary Purpose of the Position

Provides technical support for the research and development function as directed.


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Subject matter expert for high speed aluminum metal forming technologies, including drawing, ironing, stamping, impact extrusion and spinning.
  • Creates new packaging designs in aluminum and generates / executes various mechanical and process testing on new packaging.
  • Works with design team to develop metal forming tooling and sequences to create final product.  Strong technical drawing, dimensioning (including GD&T), metrology, tool manufacture and machine design knowledge needed.
  • Works with new and existing suppliers to create new or transfer existing processes to metal forming.
  • Strong customer presentation skills and ability to manage customer relationships.  Interacts well with customers to generate new packaging designs and validates package integrity on customer filling lines. 
  • Creates and documents innovations into finalized IP, including patents and trade secrets
  • Makes use of analytical & statistical evaluation & analysis tools such as DOE, FMEA, cost models, statistically relevant / significant sample sizes & run lengths w/ control data comparisons
  • Seek, identify, & proactively address areas of concern such as lack of resources, project delays, etc. by creating recovery paths where needed
  • Create comprehensive engineering packages (recipes) for operations & engineering to optimize production startups & minimize operational issues in the plant environment – often requires heavy support/collaboration in creating / editing quality test methods / equipment / SOP’s, operational SOP’s, tooling, material specs & EHS documentation, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills, high level project management skills and ability to lead and make quick decisions.  Use stage gate & project management tools & documentation to enable & document cross functional collaboration w/ areas such as business development, sales, operations, & engineering
  • Ability to generate/support business cases for new products including evaluation of capital equipment, support equipment and material usage.


Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience
  • BS in Engineering or a related technical field, such as mathematics, metallurgy or physics, required
  • MS in Engineering or a related technical field a plus
  • Job related experience for 4-8 years minimum
  • Good Business Acumen skills – MBA a plus 
  • Good ability to multitask and think / troubleshoot in a nonlinear manner
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow directions
  • Ability to articulate and promote project management best-practices
  • Ability to overcome roadblocks by enabling others with clear communication, troubleshooting, and at times simply propping up others where needed
  • High level of project management skills and good with project/program management tools such as MS project
  • Ability to lead small teams and engage/motivate others
  • Good understanding of statistical principles
  • Travel Required: 10-30%


Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $80,800-$120,980 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


Ball Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody. All qualified job applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, age, political affiliation or any other non-merit characteristic.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 22,000 members worldwide. Our products range 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.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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