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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer, Metal Innovation & Engineering in Westminster, Colorado

Job Title:

Engineer, Metal Innovation & Engineering

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 research and development function as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Position Requirements:

  • 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

  • 10-30% travel


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.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.