Primary Purpose of Position:
Manages the plant engineering function as directed.
- Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment. This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
- Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
- Directs and coordinates the activities of the plant engineering function in the plant and its interface with the group office.
- Establishes and monitors the plant tooling control and change control systems while adhering to designs, specifications, and standards established by the engineering group. Estimates and prepares budgets and AFEs for plant projects.
- Directs constant communication with group engineering to ensure that any new developments affecting plant engineering are quickly and accurately transmitted and that any approved or standardized methods are established.
- Establishes a program that will ensure control of M & R and tooling inventories.
- Directs information to the plant manager, department heads, group manufacturing engineer, and group engineering with the appropriate reports in all areas of plant engineering in order to ensure the efficient and consistent operation of the department within the plant and the group.
- Directs necessary level of contact with state and local agencies so that plant management is aware of any/all developing problems or changes occurring within area of responsibility.
- Directs and manages projects related to equipment and building modification and/or repair.
- Assists plant environmental manager to ensure that the plant maintains compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulatory requirements.
- Monitors utility costs and institutes methods for conservation.
- Ensures the facility is properly maintained for safety and housekeeping.
- Maintains positive relations with local bargaining unit ensuring a high level of productivity, if applicable.
- May look at ways to improve spoilage in all areas (ODMs, cans, utilities).
- May establish and maintain an effective telecommunications environment comprised of all plant telephones, wiring, computerized business exchange equipment, plan paging systems and hardware.
- May prepare bid packages, negotiate contracts, and supervise contractor/vendor work at the facility.
- Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
- Establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence that will discourage third party interference; or establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence with employees, their union stewards and representatives which will promote achievement of plant and company goals.
- 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 5 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.
- Maintains an awareness and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
- Communicates with the emergency coordinator (EC) or Environmental Focal Point/Environmental Manager (EFP/EM) regarding environmental management activities.
- Understands and responds effectively to EC directions during emergencies by being familiar with emergency procedures, equipment, and systems, as necessary. Implements contingency plan to the level required by the position.
- Understands, completes, and maintains environmental documentation for which the individual is trained, or as directed by the EC, EFP or EM (i.e., inspections, labeling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment, etc.). Reports to the EC, EFP or EM on the status of assigned 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.
- Recognizes waste streams and minimizes waste generation, through prudent use of materials, proper disposal and segregation as directed during training or by the EC, EFP/EM. Understands and practices proper accumulation and storage requirements for wastes.
- Complies with environmental regulations when using, dispensing, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and wastes.
- Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience
- Job related experience for 4 year(s) minimum
- Working knowledge of the following areas: engineering principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures; company policies, procedures, and products; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations.
- Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard plant engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
- Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
- Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
- Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
- Ability to negotiate with contractors for facilities/buildings maintenance.
- Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.