Your space-enabled career begins here

Space-based technologies are the building blocks of these pillars of innovation:

Search for credible job opportunities with top entrepreneurial space companies.

BE Maintainer

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation

Wakefield, UK
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Further your career at Ball, a world leader in manufacturing sustainable aluminium packaging. Achieve extraordinary things when you join our team, and make a difference in your professional development, the community, and around the globe!

Ball is thrilled to receive Newsweek's 2023 Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplace award! As a sustainable product leader, we have over 21,000 global team members. From endlessly recyclable aluminum cans, and cups, to aerosol bottles, our goal is to contribute to a better community, society, and world.

We are currently looking to recruit multi skilled engineer’s to complement our canning department at our site in Wakefield. In this role you will be responsible for utilising your electrical/mechanical skills to support the business in meeting its EHS, efficiency, production and costs targets. In order to focus on continuous improvement this role will encompass both reactive and preventative maintenance.

You will be based at our manufacturing site in Wakefield, which produces upwards of 8 million cans per day for the beverage industry. Our site is directly next to Coca Cola Enterprises on the Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate.

This position reports into a shift manager. The plant operates a 4 on 4 off shift pattern a combination of both days and nights - 12 hour shifts


·Machine operation and maintenance, running of process equipment on the manufacturing line.

·To maintain the equipment within their area of responsibility in such a condition that quality standards are maintained.

·To take the necessary corrective actions and report the non-conformities to the Team Leader and the relevant depts.

·To maximise production and minimise spoilage during the manufacturing process.

·To carry out the necessary safe repairs to equipment as and when required.

·To carry out the set up checks that may follow maintenance work.

·To maintain the housekeeping in a satisfactory and safe condition throughout the plant.

·To maintain safe working practices and comply with any legal environmental and safety requirements and/or checks.

·On maintenance days, carry out the repairs, preventive maintenance, etc. as directed by the Engineering Dept.

·Use of ancillary equipment i.e.: fork trucks (following RTITB training)

·To promote quality improvement and preventative actions by involvement in continuous improvement activities to meet the key performance objectives and targets.

·Fork truck driving (when licensed); line duties i.e.: scrap bins, warehouse duties i.e.: stacking pallets or loading lorries, depal servicing and offloading incoming materials.

·Assisting in the maintaining of the production flow throughout the manufacturing process.

·Risk assess all proposed mechanical and electrical work to ensure that the work can be and is done safely.

·Safe fault finding and tuning of electrical/electronic equipment to ensure the safe and efficient running of the manufacturing process.


  • Apprenticeship in engineering discipline or Recognised engineering qualification to HNC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Mechanical or Electrical disciplines. – Essential
  • Engineering experience and fault diagnostic role gained within FMCG, Food or heavy engineering environment - Desired but not essential
  • Experience of general maintenance work. Electrical or Mechanical – Desired but not essential
  • You should have a positive approach to problem solving a drive for continuous improvement and be focused on self-development. Essential
  • Ideally you will live within 30 miles of the plant (wf2 0xe) - Desired but not essential

Ball Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively encourage applications from everybody, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, faith, ability, or orientation.

When you join Ball you belong to a team of over 21,000 members worldwide. Our products range from infinitely recyclable aluminium cans, cups to aerosol bottles solutions that enable our customers to contribute to a better world.

Each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. Everyone at Ball is making a difference by doing what we love. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

Please note the advertised job title might vary from the job title on the contract due to local job title structure and global HR systems.

No agencies please.