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Manufacturing Process Engineer, Lead

Company:  Ball Corporation

Williamsburg, VA, US, 23185

Date:  May 28, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  9235


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:

  1. 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.
  2. Supports process owner to ensure adherence to MCO process
  3. 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).
  4. Collaborates with functional areas to develop and report performance metrics against targets to determine gaps in performance and recommends/executes improvement initiatives.
  5. Uses appropriate Lean, Six Sigma and data analysis tools to analyze quantitative and qualitative to provide actionable information for data-driven decisions.
  6. 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.
  7. Supports the Food Safety Systems per the system requirements and per the direction of the plant Quality department.
  8. Supports audits and trials through data and process analysis, documenting findings and preparing/delivering reports.
  9. 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.
  10. 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; engineering degree
  • 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
  • Application experience and skill (MS Office, MINITAB or similar statistical tools)
  • Must possess analytical thinking skill and knowledge of statistical process control and statistical analysis including designed experiments





Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $75,500-$115,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • Job Grade: 11
  • 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, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.


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Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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