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Production Supervisor

Company:  Ball Corporation

Pittston, PA, US, 18640

Date:  Oct 31, 2020
Job Category:  Manufacturing/ Operations
Req. ID:  3002

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:     

Supervises the plant production function as directed.


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.  This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly 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">Responsible for maintaining process quality in accordance with Ball Packaging Operations process and quality standards.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Serves as the facilitator (in charge) of the plant during designated period(s) of time as directed by management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides administration and supervision of the plant production function as directed.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides for and reviews the performance and personal development of all subordinates on an individual basis.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Arranges for on-the-job training and development of subordinates' skills to ensure a continued high level of production and morale.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides production, spoilage, and maintenance records and maintains subordinates' attendance, evaluation and other appropriate records.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Schedules subordinates' vacations, overtime, holidays, and job assignments.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Provides communications and dissemination of information between crew operations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Maintain positive relations with local bargaining unit ensuring a high level of productivity, if applicable.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">May be responsible for D&I department storeroom function, including housekeeping and equipment maintenance.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">May administer D&I department PM program.
  • <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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday, working hours may vary as specified by management.  Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Maintains an awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Understands and responds effectively to EC directions during emergencies by being familiar with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems, as necessary.  Implements contingency plan to the level required by the position.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Understands, completes, and maintains environmental documentation for which the individual is trained, or as directed by the EC, EFP, or EM (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.).  Reports to the EC, EFP, or EM on the status of assigned responsibilities.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal and segregation as directed during training or by the EC, EFP/EM.  Understands and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Complies with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes.

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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 in the can or end making process.
  • 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, product specifications and mechanics of equipment, Ball Packaging Operations quality standards, and generally accepted supervisory 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 production techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • <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">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 maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">5% 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.        


Relocaiton 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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