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Manufacturing Process Analyst, Lead

Company:  Ball Corporation

Williamsburg, VA, US, 23185

Date:  Jun 30, 2024
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  35972

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

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 Responsible Areas:

  • 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.
  • Supports process owner to ensure adherence to MCO process
  • 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).
  • Collaborates with functional areas to develop and report performance metrics against targets to determine gaps in performance and recommends/executes improvement initiatives.
  • Uses appropriate Lean, Six Sigma and data analysis tools to analyze quantitative and qualitative to provide actionable information for data-driven decisions.
  • 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.
  • Supports the Food Safety Systems per the system requirements and per the direction of the plant Quality department.
  • Supports the operation of the plant maintenance system and processes per the direction of the Production department.
  • Supports audits and trials through data and process analysis, documenting findings and preparing/delivering reports.
  • 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.
  • Partners with plant departments to establish effective communication processes to equally disseminate critical information across all departments, shifts and crews.
  • Assists in mapping and documenting complex business processes to support process improvement efforts.
  • Assists with the deployment of approved and assigned best practices and confirms / reports local impacts.


Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or work-related experience; math/science/engineering or information management degree
  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum
  • 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
  • Demonstrable skill in team building, leading, teaching, coaching and influencing leaders; ability to influence upward, across and down with skill, and without formal authority
  • Change leadership experience; willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
  • Application experience and skill (MS Office, MINITAB or similar statistical tools)
  • Strong written and oral communication, facilitation and presentation skills (communicate at all levels of the organization)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills
  • Must possess analytical thinking skill and knowledge of statistical process control and statistical analysis including designed experiments
  • 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


Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • Obtained Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Process Engineer or related education.
  • Strong data analytical and manipulation experience in Excel and Enterprise systems.
  • Possess Lean Manufacturing certifications. 

 Compensation & Benefits


-  Hiring Salary Range: $83,200-$110,000 (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.

- Relocation may be available for this role. 


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 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups to aerosol bottles that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.


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.
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