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Manufacturing Process Engineer, Lead

Company:  Ball Corporation

Pittston, PA, US, 18640

Date:  Oct 31, 2020
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  3122

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.



We are growing!!!!   As part of our growth plans, we are looking to expand our manufacturing capabilities within the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. 


Primary Purpose of Position:     

Drives operational excellence through the use of data-based analysis and designed experimentation. Drives process consistency (i.e. document and change) through the use of appropriate control systems.  Promotes a continuous improvement culture through the use of data-based analysis and decision making, team collaboration and empowerment, and systems thinking.


Essential Functions:

  • Leads and strategically advises plant leadership on line throughput, line balance and process improvement opportunities through requirements gathering, data extraction / transformation, organized analysis and effective visualization of information.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supports process owner to ensure adherence to MCO process
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supports and adheres to document control system for all controlled documents that includes processes for notification, tracking and recording of changes in designated control systems (i.e. portal / SharePoint).
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Collaborates with functional areas to develop and report performance metrics against targets to determine gaps in performance and recommends/executes improvement initiatives.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Uses appropriate Lean, Six Sigma and data analysis tools to analyze quantitative and qualitative to provide actionable information for data-driven decisions.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Champions use and functionality of BPLM, Infinity and CTT and other related systems and ensures accuracy through a validation strategy that identifies all critical inputs and controls them properly to achieve optimal performance of critical process and outputs.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supports the Food Safety Systems per the system requirements and per the direction of the plant Quality department.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supports the operation of the plant maintenance system and processes per the direction of the Production department.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supports audits and trials through data and process analysis, documenting findings and preparing/delivering reports.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Conducts training, when appropriate, on engineering concepts and tools, including but not limited to process control and capability, root causes analysis, basic quality and problem-solving tools.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Partners with plant departments to establish effective communication processes to equally disseminate critical information across all departments, shifts and crews.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Assists in mapping and documenting complex business processes to support process improvement efforts.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Assists with the deployment of approved and assigned best practices and confirms / reports local impacts.

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<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience; math/science/engineering or information management degree.
  • HS Diploma/Equivalency required
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Job related experience for 4 year(s) minimum
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must possess analytical thinking skill and knowledge of statistical process control and statistical analysis including designed experiments
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must be able to prioritize multiple projects, perform complex tasks, organize and follow through consistently and work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Demonstrable skill in team building, leading, teaching, coaching and influencing leaders; ability to influence upward, across and down with skill, and without formal authority
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Change leadership experience; willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Working knowledge of the following areas:  business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations; statistical process control; statistical analysis; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; quality assurance principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Application experience and skill (MS Office, MINITAB or similar statistical tools)
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Strong written and oral communication, facilitation and presentation skills (communicate at all levels of the organization)
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Intelligence and stature to quickly gain credibility and become a trusted advisor to plant staff
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Excellent customer service skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Self-motivation with the ability to work independently
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Performs such individual assignments as management may direct
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">20% travel
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Works in both office and manufacturing environments. 


<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Relocation may be available for this position.



Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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