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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Associate Engineer, Line Control & Automation in Westminster, Colorado

Job Title:

Associate Engineer, Line Control & Automation

Job ID:



CO - Westminster

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 Line Control and Automation Engineering function as directed. Works with plants to improve cycle time, scrap reduction, quality defects, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) rules and regulations.

  • Conducts all of his/her work with communication and coordination involving appropriate engineering and plant organizations.

  • Consults with engineering and manufacturing personnel to assure the use of appropriate and consistent technologies.

  • Converts CAD drawings of lines into simulation software representation and Ladder logic programs to Simtalk logic (Siemens).

  • Originates, investigates, and suggests improvements to electrical equipment, systems, and processes for the purpose of increased production, reduced cost, or improved maintainability using data from simulation modeling.

  • Responsible for preparing models, experiments, and reports of conclusions for Engineering department and plant review.

  • Participates in audits and upgrades and recommends improvements to controls and processes.

  • Maintains a broad understanding of other engineering disciplines and of the mechanical functions of equipment used in the plants.

  • Maintains the professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company.

  • Ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment. 

Position Requirements:

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

  • Bachelor Degree in Instrumentation and Controls or Electrical Engineering

  • Job related experience for 1 year(s) minimum preferred

  • Experience in programming, development, and troubleshooting of programs in object oriented languages similar to C++ or C#.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • 40% short-term and long-term domestic and international travel

  • Works in both office and manufacturing environments.


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.