Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer, Metal Innovation & Engineering in Westminster, Colorado
Engineer, Metal Innovation & Engineering
CO - Westminster
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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:
Provides technical support for the research and development function as directed.
Subject matter expert for high speed aluminum metal forming technologies, including drawing, ironing, stamping, impact extrusion and spinning.
Creates new packaging designs in aluminum and generates / executes various mechanical and process testing on new packaging.
Works with design team to develop metal forming tooling and sequences to create final product. Strong technical drawing, dimensioning (including GD&T), metrology, tool manufacture and machine design knowledge needed.
Works with new and existing suppliers to create new or transfer existing processes to metal forming.
Interacts with customers to generate new packaging designs and validates package integrity on customer filling lines.
Creates and documents innovations into finalized IP, including patents and trade secrets
Makes use of analytical & statistical evaluation & analysis tools such as DOE, FMEA, cost models, statistically relevant / significant sample sizes & run lengths w/ control data comparisons
Seek, identify, & proactively address areas of concern such as lack of resources, project delays, etc. by creating recovery paths where needed
Create comprehensive engineering packages (recipes) for operations & engineering to optimize production startups & minimize operational issues in the plant environment – often requires heavy support/collaboration in creating / editing quality test methods / equipment / SOP’s, operational SOP’s, tooling, material specs & EHS documentation, etc.
Use stage gate & project management tools & documentation to enable & document cross functional collaboration w/ areas such as business development, sales, operations, & engineering
Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience
BS in Engineering or a related technical field, such as mathematics, metallurgy or physics, strongly preferred
Job related experience for 2-5 years minimum
Strong technical skills generally associated with a college level degree (engineering or similar)
Fundamental understanding of statistical principles
Fundamental Business Acumen Skills – MBA a plus
Ability to multitask and think / troubleshoot in a nonlinear manner
Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently and follow directions
Ability to articulate and promote project management best-practices
Ability to overcome roadblocks by enabling others with clear communication, troubleshooting, and at times simply propping up others where needed
Proficient with project/program management tools such as MS project
Relocation for this position is 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.