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Wellness SME Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jan 12, 2021
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  5865

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.



Purpose of the job

  • The Wellness Center is an engineering facility that will maximize uptime of critical process equipment across BPNCA, by overhaul, audit, repair and critical spare part management. The Wellness Center Manager will lead the overall development and growth of the Wellness Center team. They will cover all aspects of running the Wellness Centre. This includes staff development through supporting and counselling, identifying training needs and implementation of business objectives and methods to achieve desired results in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • The Wellness “Event” process includes the auditing, planning, and executing of major over-hauls and rebuilds of critical process equipment within the BPNCA install-base.  The Wellness Center Manager will manage the activity that executes the Wellness Audits and eventual Wellness Events.
    Key responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  Maintains awareness and complies with all environmental and ergonomic process requirements.  Promote a culture of safety, environment, health, quality and 5 S's in the workplace based on constant guidance, valuing people's contributions, encouraging participation in company programs.
  • Leads a team of SMEs that provide technical support and pertinent information to plants. licensees, joint ventures, customers, and engineering in application of materials, chemical process, and mechanical technology.  Ensures SME team participates within installation, troubleshooting, failure investigations, and corrective action of material, process, and mechanical problems.
  • Co-ordinate the activities of the various functions within the Wellness Center to ensure the most effective utilization of resources: equipment, material and people.  Represents the Wellness Center in all matters and relationships with internal and external bodies (i.e. customer complaints).  Controls and plans all aspects of the Wellness Center CapEx and OpEx budgetary requirements.
  • Leads a team of SMEs that plan and perform development projects for process improvements.  Oversees & directs a team of SMEs in the development of objectives, project criteria, cost estimates, and budgets.  Ensures the SME team evaluates actions to meet agreed objectives and criteria.  "Leadership of an SME team that investigates, originates, and implements improvements for container & ends manufacturing process for the purpose of increased production, reduced cost, and improved quality.  Ensures the capability of the SME team can maintain awareness of technical progress in materials, support areas, and production equipment.  Leads the SME team and corresponding functions in technical meetings to review current state and seek improvements
  • Ensure the professional development of the team through specific methodologies (monitoring of technical and behavioral performance, development review, feedback), aiming at the optimization of results and the opportunity to implement a career and succession plan.
  • Coordinate and network with Central Engineering and BPNCA manufacturing facilities  to plan activities.  Leadership of customer and product continuous improvement discussions.  Leading the SME team to collaboration with customers and suppliers towards new materials, products, processes and/or equipment in plants.  Assumes both leadership and customer technical liaison with both customers and suppliers.
  • Ensures enterprise connectivity by acting as a liaison and technical support to manufacturing , project, container, closure engineering, sales & marketing, quality assurance, EH&S, and sourcing. Carry out regular project and communications meetings with team to ensure all aspects of performance and business objectives are achieved.
    Professional & Education Qualifications
  • Relevant qualification to degree level.   
  • 5+ years of management experience in technical support and “in the field” service of manufacturing machinery.
  • Successful track record in man management.
  • Good understanding of modern lean manufacture technique - SMED, Kaizen 5S, Kanban, Structured Problem Solving, TPM/OEE, SPC/6 Sigma etc.
  • Excellent Problem solving / total quality skills
  • MSOffice skills.
  • Excellent planning and project management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Safety conscious
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Good negotiator.            

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $98,500 - $150,500 (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, click here for  more info
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