Machinist

Ball Corporation
Job Description
Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality metal packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Our approximately 18,700 knowledgeable, motivated and customer-focused employees share Ball's high regard for mutual respect, integrity and ethical conduct.

Founded in 1880, Ball Corporation was originally known for the glass canning jars your grandmothers used to use. Today, Ball makes packaging that enables delivery of safe, nutritious food and beverages and convenient household products to consumers around the world. Ball Aerospace is known for its contributions in support of space and Earth science, exploration, national security and intelligence programs.

Ball's largest business is the manufacture of recyclable beverage cans and ends. A lot of engineering and technology goes into making beverage packaging at speeds of more than 2,000 cans a minute.  We operate beverage can facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia - about one in every four beverage cans in the world is made by Ball - and our products are used by the most recognizable beverage brands in the world.

Ball is a Lean/SixSigma environment – exposure to these tools and methods is preferred.

Ball Corporation built their sixth domestic metal beverage packaging manufacturing plant in Conroe in 1987 and began operations in May 1988. Currently, the plant has 182 employees and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Conroe facility is located on a 31-acre tract in an industrial park developed by the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council.

Machinist Essential Functions and 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.
  • Supports and follows the guidelines of the food safety system. Receives verbal instructions, blueprints and work orders. Makes drawings or sketches of parts to be made or repaired.
  • Interprets drawings, calculates and determines indices, tapers and other dimensions to be used for part(s).
  • Performs layout work as required.
  • Receives tools and paperwork; establishes and maintains logbooks.
  • Selects and grinds tools, adjusting tools, speeds and feed rates for efficient machining. Machines parts to precision requirements of tolerance and finish.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, lathes, grinders, mills, and hones.
  • Performs dismantling, fitting or assembly work required for maintenance or production equipment.
  • Repairs and maintains all assigned machines and equipment.
  • Assists in inspection of tooling and operates most inspection equipment.
  • May be required to go to customer(s) to troubleshoot equipment.
Position Requirements:
  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or equivalent.
  • Job-related experience for 5 years minimum.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: standard machine shop and tool and die practices; knowledge of metallurgy, heat treatment, welding, and brazing; nomenclature of assigned equipment.
  • Ability to apply independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard machining techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in operation of grinders, lathes, drill presses, and other machine shop equipment, working to tolerances of up to ± .000050.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills relating to tool and die work.
  • Ability to work with basic math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Ability to describe the sequence of operations to complete the job.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans. 
 
Please apply by going to our careers page at https://careers.ball.com and searching for job opportunities at our Conroe Texas facility.
 

(Position: 662512)
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