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Senior Engineer, Line Control & Automation Robotics

Company: Ball Corporation
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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.
Primary Purpose of the PositionMaintain and improve the high level of technology in the Ball plants. To optimize the machine processes to improve cycle time, scrap reduction, quality defects, etc. Work with Production and Engineering to execute process improvements for all lines
What will you be responsible for?

  • Complies with established job safety practices, policies and procedures as specified in plant and corporate directives for the safe performance of the work environment.
  • Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system.
  • Responsible for preparing designs, programming, implementation and support for control systems including PLC, robot and servo motion-controls.
  • Responsible for bills of materials, spare parts lists, and specifications and overseeing the preparation of drawings for the installation or modification of control systems, power distribution, and lighting.
  • Conducts all of his/her work with communication and coordination involving appropriate engineering and plant organizations.
  • Consults with engineering and manufacturing personnel to assure the use of appropriate and consistent technologies.
  • Prepares bid packages/RFQ's, evaluates and educates potential suppliers/contractors and evaluates bids for equipment, systems, and construction work.
  • Originates, investigates, and suggests improvements to electrical equipment, systems, and processes for the purpose of increased production, reduced cost, or improved maintainability.
  • Maintains knowledge of technology improvements in electrical engineering, communicates their existence to the engineering and manufacturing areas, and proposes/coordinates implementation or evaluation of such innovations.
  • Responsible for providing technical support to plants, licensees, joint ventures, and customers. Participates hands-on in troubleshooting investigations and corrective action of electrical-related problems using hand tools and test equipment.
  • Prepares electrical check-out procedures and participates in check-out and acceptance of equipment and systems.
  • Participates in audits and upgrades and recommends improvements to controls and processes.
  • Works with outside consulting firms and vendors used in the design of control, power distribution, and support and service systems. Responsible for the review of vendor and other outside engineering drawings and documents for suitability and compliance with project requirements.
  • Works with on-site electrical contractors and supplies technical assistance in the installation, check-out, and start-up of control, power distribution, and support and service systems.
  • Prepares cost estimates for electrical control and power distribution systems.
  • Oversees the scope, cost, and schedule of the electrical portions of projects.
  • Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintains a broad understanding of other engineering disciplines and of the mechanical functions of equipment used in the plants.
  • Maintains the professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintains an awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company. Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
  • While the regular working cycle of this position is usually five days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
  • Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property. Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
  • Works under close supervision/or (ability to work independently within parameters set by management).
  • Communication. Ability to communicate effectively, write effectively, read, comprehend, and follow complicated verbal and written instructions.
    What are we looking for?
    • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college degree level education or work-related experience.
    • Bachelor degree in Instrumentation and Controls, Electrical Engineering
    • Job related experience for 5 year(s) minimum
    • 2 years of automated manufacturing and high speed manufacturing experience
    • Minimum 3 years of experience with Beckhoff PLCs, servos and controls
    • Experience in Electrical Controls Wiring
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
    • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills. Assists with the preparation of presentations.
    • Listening. Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.
    • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
    • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
    • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
    • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
    • Experienced with AutoCAD preferred.
    • Experience in programming, development, and troubleshooting of Allen-Bradley PLCs, Ethernet networks, HMI, robots, and servos with a strong emphasis on ControlLogix and Studio 5000 and Ethernet networks required.
    • Experience with Fanuc robots is a plus.
      Compensation & Benefits
      • Hiring Salary Range: $78,400 - $117,415 (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 "" 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
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        Equal Opportunity EmployerMinority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

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