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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Machinist / Millwright in Monticello, Indiana

Job Title:

Machinist / Millwright

Job ID:



IN - Monticello

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:

Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant’s 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.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs, installs, erects, moves, and/or dismantles all types of machinery and auxiliary production equipment.

  • Inspects job site and equipment to be dismantled, erected or moved; analyzes blueprints and schematics; estimates weight of loads to be handled, lifted, clearances and recommends support equipment needed.

  • Selects and transports tools, machinery, materials needed for assignment

  • Fabricates sheet metal and structural units as needed: guarding, steps, stairs, conveyors, elevators, and platforms, sets in place.

  • Performs preventative maintenance for building and grounds as necessary.

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

  • Assist production as needed with operations.

  • Performs technical measurements of tooling, the identification and tagging of out of dimension tooling and noting ranges of measurements. Inspects all tooling and dies determining compliance with meeting blueprints specifications.

  • Accepts and rejects parts for the department, recommends qualities, dimensions, and the priorities and disposition of parts.

  • Receives tools and paperwork, establishes and maintains logbooks.

  • Performs record keeping of tool usage, inventories, and their quality.

  • Responsible for recognizing unusual problems with tooling or materials and recommending or resolving problems.

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

  • Performs maintenance on all assigned equipment.

  • Receives instructions, prints, 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.

  • 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, and grinders.

  • Performs dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for maintenance or production equipment.

  • Repairs and maintains all assigned machines and equipment.

  • Supplies and maintains required hand tools.

  • 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 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 high school education, General Education Development (GED), or through equivalent work experience

  • Job related experience for 2 year(s) minimum

  • Working knowledge of the following areas: welding, brazing, burning, bending; shearing and drilling; machinery; nomenclature of assigned equipment; knowledge in the use, care, and calibration of optical, electrical, and mechanical gauging equipment and instruments; standard machine shop tool and die practices; metallurgy and heat treatment.

  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard maintenance, machine shop, and tool & die 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 awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the work place by attending scheduled training sessions.

  • Thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.

  • Possesses general carpentry skills.

  • Ability to arc weld, MIG weld, TIG weld, and use oxy-acetylene equipment, plasma.

  • Ability to use hand and power tools.

  • Ability to perform general plumbing and piping.

  • Ability to perform general structural and sheet metal fabrication.

  • Ability to use precision measurement equipment, working at tolerances of ± .000050.

  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.

  • 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 operate forklift and auxiliary lift equipment.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to use trigonometry.

  • Ability to read blueprints.

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

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

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

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.

  • 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 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.

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