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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Production Manager - AMC Manufacturing Operations (667692) in Westminster, Colorado

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Production Manager - AMC Manufacturing Operations (667692)

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CO - Westminster

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Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


Production Manager – AMC Manufacturing Operations

The primary purpose of this position is to manage technician supervisors for the manufacturing program value stream within the Tactical Solutions (TS) SBU. Required functions include supervisory, manufacturing, work schedule protocol, efficient usage of internal systems, risk management, and compliance.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide functional leadership for technician supervisors supporting manufacturing programs. Specific duties include staff motivation, talent recruitment, training, performance management, work delegation, workload management, new-hire engagement, and recognition.

  • Align with SBU and SSU leadership to provide outstanding customer service and support for programs.

  • Develop a strategy to connect manufacturing operational strategy with internal customer needs.

  • Work with industrial engineering to establish and maintain data driven metrics to monitor and continuously improve the performance baseline.

  • Incorporate departmental standard systems for error proofing such as: cross-training plans, program training certs, TPM, and Human Error Management.

  • Lead department strategic initiatives focused on technician development. Leadership will require interaction with multiple departments, reaching out to stakeholders, and assuming project ownership for execution. Work with direct manager to scope each project appropriately.

  • Cultivate Ball Aerospace's relationships with local educational institutions by supporting events, providing input to course curriculum, and being a key contact in order to develop new avenues for talent recruitment.

  • Participate, lead, and implement continuous improvement activities related to technician functions including Kaizen events.

  • Contribute and execute to risk and opportunity management. Specifically identify risk or opportunity topics and collaborate with key stakeholders to get them submitted for consideration. Either contribute or lead projects to a solution.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What you’ll need:

  • BS/BA in related field plus 8 years or more related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Outstanding abilities in conflict resolution, leadership presence, and organizational/ time management.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.