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

Job Title:

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:

Maintain and improve the high level of technology in the Ball plants. To optimize the machine processes to improve cycle time, scrap reduction, quality defects, etc. Work with Production and Engineering to execute process improvements for all lines

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts all 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.

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

  • Leverages knowledge of technology improvements in electrical engineering, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.

  • Responsible for providing technical support to plants, licensees, joint ventures, and customers.

  • Responsible for preparing designs, PLC programs, bills of materials, spare parts lists, and specifications and overseeing the preparation of drawings for the installation or modification of control systems, power distribution, and lighting.

  • Prepares electrical check-out procedures and participates in check-out and acceptance of equipment and systems.

  • Works with outside consulting firms and vendors used in the design of control, power distribution, and support and service systems.

  • Responsible for the review of vendor and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.

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

  • Upgrade PLC programs for new hardware installation Upgrade equipment to improve maintenance repair time

  • Rewrite equipment programs for line balancing per the Production/Engineering

  • Integrate new technology to improve processes (cameras, sensors, etc.)

  • Integrate production tracking systems to assist production in data collection

  • Assist in training Engineering and Production in new equipment and programming procedures

  • Ensure that designs are consistent on the project.

  • Perform start up and standby of equipment assigned areas and shall be able to operate and debug machinery.

Position Requirements:

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

  • Bachelor degree in Instrumentation and Controls, Electrical Engineering

  • Job related experience for 3 year(s) minimum

  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.

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

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • 2 years of automated manufacturing and high speed manufacturing experience.

  • PLC Programing Knowledge

  • Requires Allen Bradley Logix PLC experience

  • Experience working with Add On Instructions (AOI)

  • Experience in Electrical Controls Wiring

  • 40% of travel


Relocation for this position is NOT Available. This position can be located near any Ball Beverage Plant in the US.

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.