Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Press Operator in Verona, Virginia

Who We Are:

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 is one of the world's largest manufacturers of food cans, aerosol cans, paint & general line cans, and specialty metal tins. Fruits, vegetables, soup, meat, beverages, or pet food - we make a metal can that protects products and displays them beautifully. Ball is North America's largest producer of 3-piece steel aerosol cans, Europe's leading supplier of extruded aluminum aerosol cans and the world's largest producer of aluminum slugs (disks that are later extruded into cans and bottles).

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

Ball Advanced Aluminum Technology’s Verona plant is an aluminum foundry and stamping plant. We have 60+ employees who process 100 percent infinitely recyclable aluminum ingot into slugs for impact extruded packaging customers (aerosol and beverage containers principally). The plant is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.

Job Duties:

*Job Summary: *

The press operator is responsible for processing coils through press to create slugs, including constant quality checks.

Job Functions/Duties:

  • Place coil on uncoiler and prepare for running.
  • Remove scrap coil from upcoiler and place on drip pan.
  • Must be able to recognize quality problems when doing quality checks and make minor adjustments.
  • Maintain good housekeeping through out the shift, and do cleaning at the end of the shift.
  • Maintain standard practice sheets by file when finished.
  • Be on the production floor no later than 10 minutes before the beginning of the shift.
  • Communication with the previous shift’s operator to assure a smooth transition from shift to shift, and to keep the press running.
  • Any other tasks assigned by management including; assisting management in the training of new employees and the maintenance of a clean and organized work area.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by management including; assisting management in the training of new employees.
  • Regular, consistent and on-time attendance is required.


  • Mechanical skills preferred.
  • Employees will spend the majority of their time standing and/or walking.
  • Required lifting: At times up to 55 Lbs.
  • High School Graduate and/experience. Basic reading, writing, and math skills required.

Equipment Used:

  • Hoist
  • Hand tools
  • Skill Saws
  • Caliber/Micrometers
  • Powered industrial trucks (pallet jacks)

Safety Requirements:

  • Safety is a core value
  • Must adhere to all guidelines as required by OSHA.
  • Must make use of safety guards on all machines.
  • Lockout/Tagout procedures must be utilized when necessary.
  • Eye Protection, ear plugs, and steel toed shoes are required in many areas.
  • Proper lifting technique must be utilized.
  • When driving fork trucks, use caution to prevent hitting other employees or objects. Sound horn in high traffic areas and blind corners. Be certain the forks of the trucks are properly placed under objects before lifting.
  • Must know the location on stay within easy reach of the safety stop button. All machine guards must be in place as required. Do not wear loose fitting clothing or jewelry near machinery.
  • Aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, aerosol cans, and butane lighters are prohibited in the plant.


  • All employees will complete an employee orientation program.
  • Each employee must meet the requirements for this job during the 90 day probationary period in order to become qualified for this position.
  • Forklift training.
  • Additional safety, job, and training may be required at any time as required by management.

Additional Information:

  • Employees are expected to be on time each day that they are scheduled. Only unforeseen emergencies will be considered exceptions to this policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made as necessary to complete essential job functions.


Relocation for this position is NOT Available.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Title: Press Operator

Job ID: 660997

Location: VA - Verona

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular