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Engineer II - Industrial Operations

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation

Westminster, CO, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


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The Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from strategic capital investments, industrial operations and an efficient supply chain, to state-of-the-art manufacturing and test operations and top-notch facilities management.


Engineer II – Industrial Operations


What You’ll Do:


  • Evaluate system capacity & demand, identifying constraints and waste, and propose effective solutions in a high mix product environment in support of our Tactical Systems production group.
  • Perform various analysis of the value stream ensuring proper layouts, material flows, and available capacity enabling successful program execution.
  • Facilitate operational strategic planning efforts to identify purpose and long-term goals and support the development of a strategic roadmap for future operations growth.
  • Resolve systemic issues impacting production throughput and efficiency, using sound problem solving techniques and risk assessments.
  • Use simulation software to identify current value stream constraints as well as the effects of business growth on factory capacity.
  • Improve forecast database management and analyze the outputs to quantify business growth.
  • Engage and report to senior operational and engineering leaders, team members, and stakeholders to gain alignment on implementation plans and success metrics.
  • Maintain an intense focus and continuous presence where the work is performed. Take regular Gemba walks, “go and see” to gather the facts, and develop a deep and thorough understanding of the process and facts.
  • Influence others with a Lean coaching approach (respect for people, “go and see” behavior, put problems first, and continuously intensify collaboration).
  • Be accountable, drive accountability within the organization, and put problems first with a sense of urgency.
  • Lead teams through projects and mentor junior industrial engineers and project managers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 5 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering preferred.
  • A proven Industrial Engineering skillset that demonstrates a solid aptitude for simulation modeling, queueing analysis, value stream analysis, and project management.
  • A creative approach to problem solving and an appetite for experimentation.
  • A problem-solving endurance that persists in the wake of initial setbacks.
  • Experience aligning and influencing fellow employees without direct functional responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills.
  • An innate mentality that seeks dynamic gains over static optimizations.
  • A solid focus on the horizontal flow of value across several supporting organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading projects and/or teams.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for collaboration, recognition of individuals strengths and areas for improvement, and an ability to manage misalignment between individuals and/or groups.
  • Ability to create, interpret and present manufacturing metrics and reports, internally and higher levels of management.
  • Experience in facility expansion planning and design using the traditional Industrial Engineering tool set (block diagrams, material flow analysis, capacity planning, material handling systems, etc.).
  • Direct experience with Lean Manufacturing and demonstrated ability to teach the Lean Manufacturing tool set (6S, TPM, Value Stream Mapping, single piece flow) is necessary
  • Experience with AutoCAD, MS Suite, MS Project, and MS Visio.
  • Experience with simulation modeling software and methodologies is preferred.
  • Ability to work and manage to strict schedules.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment to achieve solutions that are best for the company.


On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.


A DoD Interim Secret clearance will be required to start work and required to be maintained to continue work. Higher level clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. 


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $100,500 - $124,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.