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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Team Leader Equipment Engineer 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 Position:

Provides equipment engineering support to the metal beverage division. Coordinates team of Equipment Engineers supporting projects and the business. Not only maintains, but works to improve the equipment project engineering process and support in all Ball plants. Work with Production and Engineering to execute process improvements in the equipment engineering project management process.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work environment.

  • 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.

  • Initiates, maintains and distributes the equipment list for each project with detailed status and purchasing information.

  • Creates and updates equipment criteria sheets and specifications for each project. Initiates requisitions for all equipment based on criteria sheets. Stores all pertinent information in project files.

  • Initiates and coordinates technical discussions with equipment suppliers for each project. Requests quotations in coordination with the sourcing department. Ensures that all supplier contact regarding pricing and schedule is done through the sourcing department.

  • Creates and updates equipment buy-off sheets and functional check-out procedures for each project.

  • Ensures that all necessary documentation for each piece of equipment has been received and is satisfactory, including spare parts lists, bills of material, general arrangement drawings, equipment manuals and lists of special tools and required lubricants.

  • Maintains a complete listing of warranty and back charge items for equipment on each project and works with the project manager and the sourcing department to resolve them.

  • Evaluates problems and cost-improvement opportunities in plants, generates and presents alternative solutions for consideration.

  • Maintains knowledge of technology improvements in his/her field, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.

  • Manages selected projects within his/her areas of expertise: scope, schedule, budget, quality, project team, contractors, plant relations and acceptance, etc.

  • Responsible for the review of vendor equipment and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.

  • Provides on-site technical and contractor-management support in the installation, check-out and start-up of equipment and systems.

  • Directs activities to provide designs and technical assistance as required by manufacturing engineering for support to existing plants and for plant AFE projects.

  • Coordinates with production and manufacturing engineering for timely and effective implementation of modifications to existing manufacturing process hardware.

  • Coordinates vendor support for project start up assistance.

  • Creates project cost estimates used in AFE’s.

  • Ensures that cost estimates and forecasts to completion are prepared for work in area of responsibility.

  • Provides technical presentations to customers, potential customers, licensees, plants and management.

  • Designs, researches, and develops new applications resulting in product, project, or business opportunities or savings for the company. Erroneous decisions or recommendations could have long-term negative effects on projects or the organization.

  • Serves as a spokesperson on projects and programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on solutions and applications.

  • Participates in audits and upgrades and recommends improvements to existing equipment systems.

  • Maintains awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.

  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.

  • 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 five 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.

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

  • Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to 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.

  • Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy.

  • Communication. Ability to communicate effectively, write effectively, read, comprehend, and follow complicated verbal and written instructions.

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

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Broad training in a related professional field usually acquired through college level education or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering preferred.

  • Job related experience for 5 years minimum.

  • Working knowledge of production equipment for aluminum beverage containers.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations. Ability to functionally use a computer.

  • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.

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

  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

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

  • Develops mentoring relationships with other engineers to share their experiences and expertise to help develop and succeed in the job. Determines what his/her strengths and weaknesses are and works to fill in the gaps.

  • Exhibits ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Effective in working with people at all levels and with outside customers; able and willing to contribute wherever and however needed; provides support and guidance to project activities and senior level management.

  • Compliant in one or more technical fields, responsible for produceability of designs, and budget schedule constraints. Typically works on more than one project at a time.

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communications skills. Assists with the preparation of presentations.

  • Integrity and Trust (Ethics and Values). Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t 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.

  • Action Oriented (Drive for Results). Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others; pushes self and others for results.

  • Priority Setting (Time Management). Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s 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. Is cool under pressure; 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; doesn’t 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.

  • Functional/Technical Skills. Has the functional and 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 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.

  • Peer Relationships. Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum or noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.

  • Perseverance. Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

  • Planning. Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

  • Self Development. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits.

  • Approachability. Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it.

  • Managing and Measuring Work. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.

  • Technical Learning. Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.

  • Learning on the Fly. Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

  • Building Effective Teams. Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

  • 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.

  • Creativity. Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.

  • 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.

  • Standing Alone. Will stand up and be counted; doesn’t shirk from personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough; willing to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment.

  • Conflict Management. Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.

  • Organizational Agility. Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.

Working Conditions :

  • 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).

Physical Requirements :

  • 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.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $86,500 - $132,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)

  • 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

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