Principal Engineer, Process Innovation at Ball Aerospace (Greater Denver Area)

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Do you want to work for a world-leading manufacturer who strives to build a better future through sustainability and innovation? Are you looking for a new challenge in a stable, fast-growing sector?


Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.


We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.


Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.


We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.



Relocation is available for this opportunity!


Primary purpose of the position:

Develops and implements new technologies to achieve step change improvements in cost, efficiency, flexibility and sustainability in beverage container manufacturing processes. Coordinates communication efforts around new process innovations to address identified gaps and develop globally consistent implementation plans.


Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Drives the front end of process innovation, ensuring that the global process development pipeline reflects industry trends and future needs.
  • Leads advanced, innovative emerging technology initiatives to develop the next generation of digital manufacturing technologies (Machine Learning, IoT, Industry 4.0, AI, robotics, Big Data, etc.).
  • Delivers operational improvements by applying digital manufacturing technologies and data-driven decision making to improve quality, increase flexibility, improve asset utilization, and support sustainability across global operations.
  • Ensures appropriate follow up on process innovation projects with engineering / operations teams during development cycle, to drive clearly defined innovation priorities for global technology implementation.
  • Build, grow, and manage supplier networks and external resources to generate new process designs and validate process performance.
  • Ability to manage customer relationships to generate new process designs and validate process performance in plant manufacturing lines.
  • Create packages for operations & engineering to optimize implementation and minimize operational issues in the plant environment – often requires support/collaboration in creating / editing quality test methods, SOP’s, EHS documentation, etc.
  • Makes use of analytical and statistical evaluation tools to assess process improvement performance.
  • Project Management / Stage Gate
    • Innovation focused; Project charter creation and test-planning
    • Organization of timelines, resources & costs
    • Cost model development and analyses
    • Generate and present data summaries and reports on project status, outcomes, and formal recommendations.
  • Use financial modelling tools to combine and compare new processes including evaluation of capital equipment, support equipment, installation, and material usage.

Region and Global Specific Responsible Areas: Works closely with global/regional teams, key subject matter experts, suppliers and varied corporate contributors to drive the global process innovation pipeline. Responsible for bringing ideas from concept to feasibility and working closely with regional and global engineering and operations on commercial implementation.


Position Requirement & competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant job related experience
  • Job related experience for 10+ years in engineering, IT, or project management.
  • Experience in manufacturing environment and data analytics preferred.
  • Working and/or expert knowledge of the following areas: Data analysis, cloud computing, data networking, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning,
  • Experience in relevant manufacturing processes including metal forming, chemical cleaning, waste water treatment, printing, coating operations, data analytics, automation, and/or robotics
  • Experience in creation, organization, and management of new process implementation including technical project management
  • Experience in interacting with external suppliers to generate new process designs and validate performance in plant implementation
  • Excellent skills in building interpersonal relationships, team building, leadership, and teamwork within and outside of Ball
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified project evaluation and management techniques in order to effectively work with a wide variety of groups, audiences, and technologies
  • Able to work independently, identify problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to overcome roadblocks by enabling others with clear communication, troubleshooting, and at times simply propping up others where needed
  • Ability to lead small teams and engage/motivate others
  • Independently possesses clear focus and will to drive stakeholders and suppliers for milestones and solutions
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and be flexible in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Able to create implementation packages for Engineering for new process designs, including creation of quality specs, test methods, SOPs, and EHS documentation
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Strong understanding of statistical principles
  • Strong business acumen skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with outstanding follow through skills
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and operations teams a plus
  • Occasional travel as needed
  • Working knowledge of Engineering principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures
  • Knowledge of high speed manufacturing processes

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hiring Salary Range: $86,500 - $132,000 (Salary to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)
  • Other Compensation: This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.
  • Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions: Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, Go to our career site and click "Total Rewards" to learn more.

 Ball Corporation has been made aware of reports involving fraudulent job offers. These often appear legitimate, but Ball does not make job offers until after a candidate has submitted a job application and has participated in a face-to-face interview (In person or via WebEx). All email correspondence from Ball Corporation ends in “@ball.com.” Please also be advised that Ball will never request payment or require candidates to deposit a check during the recruitment and onboarding processes. If you have questions about any open positions at Ball, please visit our careers website at https://jobs.ball.com/.


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What are Ball Aerospace Perks + Benefits

Ball Aerospace Benefits Overview

At Ball, we invest in what matters — OUR EMPLOYEES! A comprehensive health care and insurance benefits package provided by Ball is just one of the rewards our employees get for the time and talent they give to Ball. Additional benefits to being a part of the Ball Aerospace family include professional development programs, annual tuition reimbursement, 11 paid holidays, and 17 Ball employee networks and interest groups to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer retirement and savings benefits, an employee stock purchase plan with a 20% company match, 401(k) and company match, and employee assistance programs such as paid parental leave. Our internship program is also top-notch, with about 100 paid internships offered each year. From our community and culture to a focus on sustainability, our employees can find a sense of belonging at Ball.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Ball Aerospace has 17 employee networks and interest groups to help promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to Ball employees. The EAP is a professional service that offers confidential counseling, information & support for all types of issues.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employees can purchase Ball company stock, up to $9,000 annually. Ball matches 20% of first $6,000 purchased by employee. Stock may be sold at any time.
Performance Bonus
A 401(K) performance sharing match.
Match charitable contributions
Ball has a matching gift program for donations through Benevity. We also match higher education contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
The Back-Up Care Advantage Program through Bright Horizons® provides employees with emergency back-up care when regular child care or adult/elder care arrangements fall through.
Generous Parental Leave
Mothers and fathers at Ball may be able to take up to 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid leave (100% of base salary) to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed foster care child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
With approval, employees may work remotely as needed, temporarily, or on a more regular basis. Certain eligibility requirements exist based on the type of work and the needs of the department.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vacation accrual starts immediately and is based on service date. Unused vacation can be rolled over and accrued up to 150% of the allotted vacation time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Parking
Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications

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