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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer, Process Innovation in Westminster, Colorado

Ball Corporation manufactures aluminum packaging for beverage, personal care and household products, and provides aerospace and other technologies for commercial and government customers. We have been in business for over 140 years and is leading the charge in creating solutions that keep our planet healthy. Ball Corp has been nationally recognized as a leading company in the creation of sustainable products (Fast Company World Changing Ideas award) as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity (Forbes Magazine.) Join our team of over 18,000 people worldwide in our quest to make the world a cleaner and healthier place. BE BIGGER THAN YOURSELF. BE UNSTOPPABLE. BE AN INSPIRATION. JOIN US IN MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Develops and implements new technologies to the aluminum beverage container manufacturing process to achieve step change improvements in cost, efficiency, flexibility and sustainability. Works closely with global and regional teams to drive the global process innovation pipeline. Responsible for bringing ideas from concept to reality and working closely with engineering and operations on commercial implementation. Coordinates communication efforts around new process innovations to develop globally consistent implementation plans.

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Drives the front end of process innovation, ensuring that the global process development pipeline reflects industry trends and future needs.

  • Builds relationships with business leaders and subject matter experts to translate plant processing challenges into new project opportunities.

  • Applies new internal and external technologies to manufacturing processes to increase flexibility, reduce spoilage, and improve efficiency and long-term environmental sustainability targets.

  • Ensures appropriate follow up on process innovation projects with engineering / operations teams during development cycle, to drive clearly defined innovation priorities for global technology implementation.

  • Creates project hand-off packages for operations and engineering to ensure successful implementation of new technology – often requires collaborating on quality test methods, SOP’s, EHS documentation, etc.

  • Uses data models, analytics, and statistics to assess and predict process improvements.

  • Applies project management tools to enable and document cross functional collaboration w/ areas such as operations and engineering.

  • Develops business cases for new processes including evaluation of capital equipment, support equipment, installation, and material usage.

  • Collaborates with suppliers to generate new process designs and validate process performance in plant manufacturing lines.

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering or a related technical field, such as mathematics, chemistry, physics, or computer science.

  • Job related experience for 3-5 years minimum.

  • Highly innovative and ambitious self-starter.

  • Creative thinker and able to contribute ideas to brainstorming sessions.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team across borders and cultures.

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be flexible in a fast paced, changing environment.

  • Clear and effective communicator, both written and verbal.

  • Understanding of statistical principles.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with outstanding follow through skills.

  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

  • Working knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: metallurgy, materials, process equipment, industrial data analytics, controls and automation, edge technologies, Industry 4.0, IoT, robotics, computer science, machine learning, data networking.

  • Training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience.

  • Experience with project management tools.

Demonstrate Ball Leadership Behaviors :


Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Uses a combination of feedback and self-reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses


Instils Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

Interpersonal Intelligence: Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people


Demonstrated Results: Consistently achieves results even under tough circumstances

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $67,700 - $101,500 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)

  • 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, click here for more info Ball Corporation has been made aware of reports involving fraudulent job offers. These often appear legitimate, but Ball does not make job offers until after a candidate has submitted a job application and has participated in a face-to-face interview (In person or via WebEx). All email correspondence from Ball Corporation ends in “” Please also be advised that Ball will never request payment or require candidates to deposit a check during the recruitment and onboarding processes. If you have questions about any open positions at Ball, please visit our careers website at . If you have applied to a position and have been asked for personal information through LinkedIn, please notify LinkedIn directly.Equal Opportunity EmployerMinority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans