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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer, Chemical SME in Westminster, Colorado

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit , or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary purpose of the position:

Provides technical support for the manufacturing engineering support function.

Essential Responsible Areas:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.

  • Provides plant support in the areas of chemical and lubricant performance, water and energy efficiency, filtration and washer maintenance, dry off oven design, lab measuring devices and techniques for chemical systems.

  • Assists in specifying equipment, overseeing chemical system installations, investigations of performance, innovative technology, and working with equipment vendors.

  • Procures and evaluates material safety data sheets and material technical data sheets.

  • Provides technical support and pertinent information to plants, licensees, joint ventures, customers, and engineering in application of materials, chemical process, and mechanical technology. Participates in installation, troubleshooting, failure investigations, and corrective action of material, process, and mechanical problems.

  • Prepares cost estimates and submittals.

  • Plans and performs development projects for materials and mechanical improvements. Develops objectives, project criteria and budgets. Initiates and evaluates actions to meet agreed objectives and criteria.

  • Investigates, originates, and implements improvements for the container manufacturing process for the purpose of increased production, reduced product cost, and improved quality.

  • Maintains an awareness of technical progress in materials, supports areas, and production equipment. Initiates technical meetings to review problems and seek improvements.

  • Implements programs to introduce and qualify new materials, products, processes, and/or equipment in plants and with our customers. Originates test packs, and leads acceptance tests and evaluations through various lab services.

  • Develops and participates in technical liaison with customers and suppliers to improve products, processes, and equipment.

  • Provides liaison and technical support to other disciplines: manufacturing, project, container, and closure engineering, sales & marketing, quality assurance, EH&S, and sourcing.

  • Originates specifications for equipment, materials, and processes to support manufacturing or marketing needs.

  • Maintains awareness and complies with all environmental management requirements.

  • Participates in project implementation, installation, check-out, tune-up and start-up of new equipment.

  • Participates in the audit, rebuild, and troubleshooting of existing equipment.

Position Requirement & competencies:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college or work-related experience

  • Job related experience for 5 year(s) minimum

  • Ability to perform mathematical and engineering calculations.

  • Ability to input, retrieve, and organize information via computers and software programs.

  • Ability to apply standard evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria

Demonstrate Ball Leadership Behaviors


  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Uses a combination of feedback and self-reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses


  • Instils Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

  • Interpersonal Intelligence: Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people


  • Demonstrated Results: Consistently achieves results even under tough circumstances

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans