Production / Maintenance Technician

Ball Corporation - Fort Atkinson, WI3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $46,000 a year
Who We Are:
Ball Corporation, since its founding in 1880, has evolved and expanded from its humble beginnings as a manufacturer of wood-jacketed tin cans into the global manufacturing leader it is today. From the development of innovative metal packaging to the beverage, food and consumer goods markets to delivering proven instruments, sensors and spacecraft to the aerospace and defense industries, Ball’s unmatched expertise and global reach ensure that no matter our customers’ mission, we are there to help them achieve it.

Ball’s beverage packaging, which delivers more than just a cold drink. We pride in creating metal beverage cans and bottles that are smart, practical, sustainable and eye-catching. From our aluminum beverage cans ranging in excess of 20 different sizes to the versatile, recloseable Alumni-Tek bottle to the Dynamark variable printing technology that allows us to print up to 24 design variations per production run, we work closely with our customers to deliver a unique packaging experience to consumers.

With the help of our 18,450 talented employees around the world, Ball will continue to revolutionize our industries, serve our customers, and put the right people, processes and partners in place to help us achieve our vision and create long-term value for all our shareholders.

The Ball metal beverage packaging facility in Fort Atkinson, Wis., was originally built by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., in 1989 to supply aluminum beverage cans to carbonated soft drink customers in the upper Midwest. The plant was acquired by Ball Corporation in 2009 and has expanded its customer base to include a variety of beverages and brands. The plant can produce more than 3 billion infinitely recyclable beverage cans each year and employs more than 140 talented and engaged team members. Fort Atkinson is located in south central Wisconsin and is within easy driving distance of Madison and Milwaukee.

Job Duties: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.
Performs various manual or mechanical production functions by operating, adjusting, and repairing production equipment to meet customer specifications.
Disassembles, overhauls, and rebuilds production equipment under the supervision of a qualified maintainer.
Performs troubleshooting on production equipment as required.
Performs preventative maintenance 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.
Assists in making major adjustments or mechanical repairs to production equipment.
Performs record keeping duties as required under the direction of management.
Rotates through workstations as needed for coverage, relief, and training purposes as required in conjunction with on-the-job training.
May operate can line briquetter. Ensures briquetter is running properly. Removes all briquettes from the conveyor, stacks briquettes on pallets according to scrap class, and weighs and tags scrap pallets for shipment.
May operate end line baler and slug accumulator. Removes all bales and loads them onto trailer.
Removes/replaces accumulation boxes for slugs, and weighs and tags accumulation boxes for shipment.
May restack and load empty coil pallets for return to aluminum suppliers.
May prepare for shipment returnable drums, totes, and vendor return loads.
Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
Required to perform all production technician duties. May be required to rotate among specific production technician assignments within the department as needed. Relieves production technicians for breaks.
Supplies and maintains required hand tools.

Position Requirements:
Required to work assigned 12.25 hour 3 day on, 3 day off rotating shift, rotating days and nights every 9 weeks. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.
Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school education or equivalent.
Mechanical job related experience for 1 year minimum.
Troubleshooting skills/experience.
Experience working in an industrial environment.
Working knowledge of the following areas: Machine mechanics Troubleshooting skills
Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard manufacturing and plant quality techniques, procedures, and criteria.
Ability to learn operating principles and nomenclature of all assigned equipment and products.
Ability to learn nomenclature of all assigned equipment, products, and quality standards.
Ability to learn to identify product defects.
Ability to use hand and power tools.
Ability to operate fork truck and aero lift, if required.
May require forklift license.
Works in a manufacturing environment.
This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

Relocation for this position is NOT 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.