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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Production Technician in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Job Title:

Production Technician

Job ID:



WI - Fort Atkinson

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 18,500 people worldwide and reported 2017 net sales of $11 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Job Duties:

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 assignment.

  • Performs various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications.

  • Disassembles, overhauls, and rebuilds production equipment under the supervision of a qualified maintainer.

  • Performs troubleshooting on production equipment as required.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on production equipment as required.

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

  • Conducts inspection of in-process or finished product.

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

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

  • Rotates through workstations as needed for coverage, relief, and training purposes as required in conjunction with on-the-job training.

  • 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.

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

  • Required to perform all production technician duties. May be required to rotate among specific production technician assignments within the department as needed. Relieves production technicians for breaks.

  • Supplies and maintains required hand tools.

Position Requirements:

  • Required to work assigned 12.25 hour 3 day on, 3 day off rotating shift, rotating days and nights every 9 weeks. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

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

  • Mechanical job related experience for 1 year minimum.

  • Troubleshooting skills/experience.

  • Experience working in an industrial environment.

  • Working knowledge of the following areas: Machine mechanics Troubleshooting skills

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

  • Ability to learn operating principles and nomenclature of all assigned equipment and products.

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

  • Ability to learn to identify product defects.

  • Ability to use hand and power tools.

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

  • May require forklift license.

  • Works in a manufacturing environment.

  • 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.