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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Scheduler, Plant Planning & Logistics in Fairfield, California

Job Title:

Scheduler, Plant Planning & Logistics

Job ID:



CA - Fairfield

Full/Part Time:




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Who We Are:

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable 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 more than 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. Ball is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ball Corporation is committed to recruiting, training, compensating and promoting regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Job Duties:

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provides technical support for the plant planning and logistics function as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment. This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.

  • Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.

  • Works with the Production Control Manager and Warehouse Supervisor (if applicable) to set priorities and ensure daily execution of production and distribution plans.

  • Works with the plant Production Control Manager and Central Supply Planning to schedule production across all local resources / production lines/modules.

  • Works with other departments to ensures all necessary raw materials (aluminum, graphics, inks, coatings, other direct materials) in place and available to meet production schedules.

  • Assists in packaging management to ensure sufficient packaging is on hand to support production of finished goods.

  • May provide support / coverage for the Order Fulfillment team and performs order entry/changes, as needed.

  • Assists in outbound direct customer shipments. Works with warehouse management / personnel and suppliers to ensure that outbound shipments are executed to meet customer delivery requirements.

  • Inventories and arranges/forecasts shipments of scrap.

  • May assist with graphics on all products for customers as possible back up

  • Coordinate production planning related to specific customer segments that require special administrative handling (ie Cash in Advance). Works with other Ball entities, as required.

  • Maintains all local data requirements in the ERP and planning tools to ensure timely production. Also responsible for data reporting to division..

  • Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all manuals, policies, procedures and work instructions 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school level education or work-related experience

  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum

  • Working knowledge of the following areas:

  • business principles

  • legal practices

  • customer needs and requirements

  • production control principles and practices

  • company manufacturing products, practices, nomenclature, and procedure

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

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

  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • 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.

  • <5% travel

  • 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.


Relocation for this position is NOT Available

Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.