Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Machinist in Kent, Washington

Who We Are:

Ball Corporation, since its founding in 1880, has evolved and expanded from its humble beginnings as a manufacturer of wood-jacketed tin cans into the global manufacturing leader it is today. From the development of innovative metal packaging to the beverage, food and consumer goods markets to delivering proven instruments, sensors and spacecraft to the aerospace and defense industries, Ball’s unmatched expertise and global reach ensure that no matter our customers’ mission, we are there to help them achieve it.

Ball’s beverage packaging, which delivers more than just a cold drink. We pride in creating metal beverage cans and bottles that are smart, practical, sustainable and eye-catching. From our aluminum beverage cans ranging in excess of 20 different sizes to the versatile, recloseable Alumni-Tek bottle to the Dynamark variable printing technology that allows us to print up to 24 design variations per production run, we work closely with our customers to deliver a unique packaging experience to consumers.

With the help of our 18,450 talented employees around the world, Ball will continue to revolutionize our industries, serve our customers, and put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us achieve our vision and create long-term value for all our shareholders.

Job Duties:

Primary Purpose of Position:

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

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Receives verbal instructions, blueprints and work orders. Makes drawings or sketches of parts to be made or repaired.
  • Interprets drawings, calculates and determines indices, tapers and other dimensions to be used for part(s).
  • Performs layout work as required.
  • Receives tools and paperwork; establishes and maintains logbooks.
  • Selects and grinds tools, adjusting tools, speeds and feed rates for efficient machining. Machines parts to precision requirements of tolerance and finish.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, lathes, grinders, mills, and hones.
  • Performs dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for maintenance or production equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains all assigned machines and equipment.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Performs clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties.
  • Communicates pertinent information to next shift.
  • Assists in inspection of tooling and operates most inspection equipment.
  • May be required to go to customer(s) to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Initiates, reviews, 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.
  • Required to 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.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
  • 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.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently within parameters set by management.
  • 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.
  • Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities.
  • Understands and responds effectively to EC directions during emergencies by being familiar with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems, as necessary. Implements contingency plan to the level required by the position.
  • Understands, completes, and maintains environmental documentation for which the individual is trained, or as directed by the EC, EFP, or EM (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.). Reports to the EC, EFP, or EM on the status of assigned responsibilities.
  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or equivalent.
  • Job related experience for 5 year(s) minimum
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: standard machine shop and tool and die practices; knowledge of metallurgy, heat treatment, welding, and brazing; nomenclature of assigned equipment.
  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard machining techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • 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.
  • Maintains an awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
  • Thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in operation of grinders, lathes, drill presses, and other machine shop equipment, working to tolerances of up to ± .000050.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills relating to tool and die work.
  • Ability to work with basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Ability to describe the sequence of operations to complete the job.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
  • Works in a manufacturing environment.
  • Works in an environment that requires the use of protective shields, masks, or clothing due to torch flames, arc welding, or other systems.
  • Climbs and works in high, narrow places to place rigging, hoists, chain falls, scaffolds, jacks, skids, and rollers.
  • 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).

Relocation:

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.

Job Title: Machinist

Job ID: 663940

Location: WA - Kent

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular