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Production Control Manager

Company:  Ball Corporation

Pittston, PA, US, 18640

Date:  Oct 31, 2020
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  3124

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:

Manages the plant Production Control & Integrated Business Planning functions as directed.


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating daily/weekly/monthly safety meetings, performing safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides management and administration of the plant Production Control and Integrated Business Planning functions as directed.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Works with Central Planning to schedule production of products (cans and ends) to fulfill customer requirements, meet shipping schedules and maintain appropriate inventory levels.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Manages the plant warehouse functions, and related operations and personnel, to accommodate storage and shipment of raw materials and finished goods.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Manages assigned external warehouses, including supplier management.  Coordinates with central Logistics, Quality, and Sourcing to resolve issues.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides forecast input for raw materials (i.e. metal, coatings, etc) to Sourcing.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Responsible for maintaining inventory accuracy of finished goods.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supervises the receipt, storage, and control of raw material for use in production.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Coordinates with Order Fulfillment to resolve supply issues that are impacting customer deliveries
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Coordinates resolution of transportation and logistics issues impacting customer deliveries
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Manage production planning related to specific customer segments that require special administrative handling (ie Cash in Advance).  Works with other Ball entities, as required (completed by scheduler where applicable).
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Supporting quality department on investigating on HFI, OSM, sort, and embargo as needed.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all manuals, policies, procedures and work instructions for area of responsibility.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence that will discourage third party interference; or establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence with employees, their union stewards and representatives which will promote achievement of plant and company goals.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company.  Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.

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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
  • HS Diploma/Equivalency required
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Working knowledge of the following areas:  business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations, production control practices and principles, and generally accepted managerial practices and procedures.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard plant production control techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ability to negotiate with customers/contractors to promote or sell ideas or concepts.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • <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 follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">10% travel
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Works in both office and manufacturing environments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.        


<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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