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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Production Associate in Whitby, Ontario

Job Title:

Production Associate

Job ID:



ON - Whitby

Full/Part Time:




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Who We Are:

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality metal packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Our approximately 18,700 knowledgeable, motivated and customer-focused employees share Ball's high regard for mutual respect, integrity and ethical conduct.

Founded in 1880, Ball Corporation was originally known for the glass canning jars your grandmothers used to use. Today, Ball makes packaging that enables delivery of safe, nutritious food and beverages and convenient household products to consumers around the world. Ball Aerospace is known for its contributions in support of space and Earth science, exploration, national security and intelligence programs.

Ball's largest business is the manufacture of recyclable beverage cans and ends. A lot of engineering and technology goes into making beverage packaging at speeds of more than 2,000 cans a minute. We operate beverage can facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia - about one in every four beverage cans in the world is made by Ball - and our products are used by the most recognizable beverage brands in the world.

Ball is a Lean/SixSigma environment – exposure to these tools and methods is preferred.

The Whitby plant, the first drawn and ironed can plant in Canada, was constructed in 1982. The plant’s association with Ball began as a joint venture in 1988, followed by the acquisition in 1991 and total integration with Ball’s North American metal beverage packaging division in 1994. The plant now manufactures two-piece aluminum beverage containers for beer and soft drink customers in Canada and the United States.

Job Duties:

Production Associate

We are currently recruiting for Production Associates at our metal beverage packaging facility in Whitby, Ontario. The successful candidate must be capable of performing various manual and mechanical functions within a high speed production environment while fulfilling health, safety, environmental, quality, food and production standards.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant’s production goals, overall business plans and objectives as directed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work assignment. Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system. Performs duties as required to ensure compliance with the plant’s quality standards. Progressive responsibilities will involve various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications .May disassemble, overhaul, and rebuild production equipment under the supervision of a qualified operator. Perform troubleshooting on production equipment as required. Inputs data on a computer terminal to identify, label, and palletize finished products. Conducts inspection of in-process or finished product. Assist in making adjustments or mechanical repairs to production equipment. Responsible for replenishing supplies required for assigned area. Performs record keeping duties as required under the direction of management. Work in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOP) and safe quality food (SQF) standards

Communication Ability to communicate effectively, write effectively, read, comprehend, and follow complicated verbal and written instructions

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to learn to identify product defects. Ability to use hand and power tools. Ability to read, write and comprehend written material. Ability to operate fork truck and aerial lift, if required. Possesses an interest in and an aptitude for mechanics. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to organize, plan, and prioritize. Ability to meet deadlines and to concentrate and pay attention to details. Ability to operate and functionally use a computer. Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

Education and Experience: Secondary School graduate – obtained diploma Technical training or equivalent. Must have 3 years previous manufacturing experience and mechanical job related experience Working knowledge of machine mechanics and troubleshooting skills

Hours of Work: Required to work assigned schedule or 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through Sunday. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed.


Relocation for this position is NOT Available.