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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Operator in Waddell, Arizona

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. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary purpose of the position:

Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant's production goals, overall business plans and objectives as directed.

Essential Responsible Areas:

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

  • Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system.

  • Performs routine manual or mechanical production functions necessary to operate the production equipment to meet customer specifications.

  • Assists maintainer in performing maintenance on production equipment as required.

  • Stages and maintains packaging materials and follows correct packaging/banding procedures.

  • Inputs data on a computer terminal to identify, label, and palletize finished products.

  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.

  • Conducts inspection of in-process or finished product.

  • May assist in making major adjustments or mechanical repairs to production equipment.

  • Responsible for replenishing supplies required for assigned area.

  • Performs record keeping duties as required under the direction of management.

  • May operate can line briquetter. Ensures briquetter is running properly. Removes all briquettes from the conveyor, stacks briquettes on pallets according to scrap class, and weighs and tags scrap pallets for shipment.

  • May operate end line baler and slug accumulator. Removes all bales and loads them onto trailer. Removes/replaces accumulation boxes for slugs, and weighs and tags accumulation boxes for shipment.

  • May restack and load empty coil pallets for return to aluminum suppliers.

  • May prepare for shipment returnable drums, totes, and vendor return loads.

  • Performs clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties.

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

  • May be required to rotate among specific operator assignments within the department as needed. Relieves operators for breaks.

  • Supplies and maintains required hand tools.

  • May be required to go to customer(s) to troubleshoot equipment and/or finished cans.

  • 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.

  • Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal and segregation as directed during training or by the EC, EFP/EM. Understands and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.

  • Complies with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes. Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard can and end making techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Ability to learn operating principles of all assigned equipment.

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

  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

  • Maintains awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.

  • Ability to learn nomenclature of all assigned equipment, products, and quality standards.

  • Ability to learn to identify product defects.

  • Proficient in the use of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to operate fork truck and aero lift if required.

  • Possesses an interest in and an aptitude for mechanics.

  • May require forklift license.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and to concentrate and pay attention to details.

  • Must have sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of time.

  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.

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

  • Working knowledge of the following areas: nomenclature of all assigned equipment and products. Position Requirement & Competencies:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Job-related experience for 1 year minimum.

  • Required work assigned schedule or 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights. Monday through 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.

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