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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer Principal, Electrical Project in Westminster, Colorado

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 www.ball.com , or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provides technical support for the electrical project engineering function as directed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts all of his/her work with communication and coordination involving appropriate engineering and plant organizations.

  • Consults with engineering and manufacturing personnel to assure the use of appropriate and consistent technologies.

  • Prepares bid packages/RFQ’s, evaluates and educates potential suppliers/contractors and evaluates bids for equipment, systems, and construction work.

  • Originates, solicits, investigates, and suggests improvements to electrical equipment, systems, and processes for the purpose of increased production, reduced cost, or improved maintainability.

  • Develops a knowledge of technology improvements in electrical engineering, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.

  • Leads in providing technical support to plants, licensees, joint ventures, and customers. Participates hands-on in troubleshooting investigations and corrective action of electrical-related problems using hand tools and test equipment.

  • Leads in preparing designs, PLC programs, bills of materials, spare parts lists, and specifications and overseeing the preparation of drawings for the installation or modification of control systems, power distribution, and lighting.

  • Initiates electrical checkout procedures and participates in checkout and acceptance of equipment and systems.

  • Leads in audits and upgrades and recommends improvements to controls and processes.

  • Works with outside consulting firms and vendors used in the design of control, power distribution, and support and service systems. Responsible for the review of vendor and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.

  • Works with on-site electrical contractors and supplies technical assistance in the installation, checkout, and start-up of control, power distribution, and support and service systems.

  • Initiates cost estimates for electrical control and power distribution systems.

  • Manages the scope, cost, and schedule of the electrical portions of projects.

  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Maintains a broad understanding of other engineering disciplines and of the mechanical functions of equipment used in the plants.

  • Maintains the professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.

  • Maintains an awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.

  • 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.

  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and 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.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.

  • It is the essential function of the job that the individual will not be a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves, others, or property. Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.

  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

  • Ability to meet the knowledge, skills, abilities, physical requirements and working conditions set forth in this position description.

  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.

Position Specifications:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school education or equivalent.

  • Job related experience for 4 years minimum.

  • Working knowledge of the following areas: Ability to perform mathematical calculations. Ability to functionally use a computer.

  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.

  • Handles sensitive and proprietary information in a confidential manner.

  • Ability to work independently within parameters set by management. Assignments may be self-initiated. Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong presentation skills. Leads group discussions.

  • Listening. Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.

  • Priority Setting. Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

  • Innovation Management. Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.

  • Dealing with Ambiguity. Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

  • Problem Solving. Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

  • Business Acumen. Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

  • Decision Quality. Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.

  • Integrity and Trust. Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

  • Customer Focus. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

  • Functional and Technical Skills. Has the functional and/or technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

  • Problem Solving. Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and does not stop at the first answer.

  • Drive for Results. Can be counted on to exceed expectations successfully; is constantly and consistently a good performer; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

  • Priority Setting. Spends his/her time and the time of others on what is important; quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

  • Composure. Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; does not show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

  • Informing. Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

  • Works in both office and manufacturing environments.

  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.

  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

  • Works in confined area(s).

  • Requires short-term and long-term domestic and international travel. (40% travel)

  • This position regularly requires a high degree of mental effort due to considerable interruptions and/or frequent changes of activity or workloads during a typical working day.

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