Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Manufacturing Process Engineer, Lead in Saratoga Springs, New York
Manufacturing Process Engineer, Lead
NY - Saratoga Springs
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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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Primary Purpose of Position:
Drives operational excellence through the use of data-based analysis and designed experimentation. Drives process consistency (i.e. document and change) through the use of appropriate control systems. Promotes a continuous improvement culture through the use of data-based analysis and decision making, team collaboration and empowerment, and systems thinking.
Leads and strategically advises plant leadership on line throughput, line balance and process improvement opportunities through requirements gathering, data extraction / transformation, organized analysis and effective visualization of information.
Supports process owner to ensure adherence to MCO process
Supports and adheres to document control system for all controlled documents that includes processes for notification, tracking and recording of changes in designated control systems (i.e. portal / SharePoint).
Collaborates with functional areas to develop and report performance metrics against targets to determine gaps in performance and recommends/executes improvement initiatives.
Uses appropriate Lean, Six Sigma and data analysis tools to analyze quantitative and qualitative to provide actionable information for data-driven decisions.
Champions use and functionality of BPLM, Infinity and CTT and other related systems and ensures accuracy through a validation strategy that identifies all critical inputs and controls them properly to achieve optimal performance of critical process and outputs.
Supports the Food Safety Systems per the system requirements and per the direction of the plant Quality department.
Supports the operation of the plant maintenance system and processes per the direction of the Production department.
Supports audits and trials through data and process analysis, documenting findings and preparing/delivering reports.
Conducts training, when appropriate, on engineering concepts and tools, including but not limited to process control and capability, root causes analysis, basic quality and problem-solving tools.
Partners with plant departments to establish effective communication processes to equally disseminate critical information across all departments, shifts and crews.
Assists in mapping and documenting complex business processes to support process improvement efforts.
Assists with the deployment of approved and assigned best practices and confirms / reports local impacts.
Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience; math/science/engineering or information management degree
Job related experience for 4 year(s) minimum
Must possess analytical thinking skill and knowledge of statistical process control and statistical analysis including designed experiments
Must be able to prioritize multiple projects, perform complex tasks, organize and follow through consistently and work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrable skill in team building, leading, teaching, coaching and influencing leaders; ability to influence upward, across and down with skill, and without formal authority
Change leadership experience; willing to take risks, challenge the status quo and work under ambiguous circumstances
Working knowledge of the following areas: business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations; statistical process control; statistical analysis; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; quality assurance principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
Application experience and skill (MS Office, MINITAB or similar statistical tools)
Strong written and oral communication, facilitation and presentation skills (communicate at all levels of the organization)
Intelligence and stature to quickly gain credibility and become a trusted advisor to plant staff
Excellent customer service skills
Self-motivation with the ability to work independently
Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
Performs such individual assignments as management may direct
Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills
Works in both office and manufacturing environments.
Relocation for this position may be available.
Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.