Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Industrial Electrician in Wallkill, New York

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'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’s Wallkill Can Plant began operations in 1972, as part of Reynolds Metals Company. We were acquired by Ball in 1998. Our specialty is the manufacture of high quality custom aluminum can sizes for over 140 specialty can customers. We produce approximately 1.7 billion cans a year. We are located in beautiful Orange County, New York and our dedicated, engaged workforce is second to none.

Job Duties:

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.
  • Installs and maintains high-speed, industrial process equipment for can and/or end making, power, lighting, control, and PLC logic controls for all production process and control equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, adjusts, and repairs all electrical equipment, components, transducers, and complex timing and inspection devices.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on assigned electrical systems.
  • Identifies inefficiencies and potential electrical problems and coordinates through supervisor to resolve.
  • Diagnoses causes of malfunctions and corrects through programmable logic controls. Ensures efficient equipment operation through proper line control programming and proactively suggests methods to improve line performance.
  • Installs and troubleshoots facility power distribution and lighting services.
  • May travel to other plant locations to assist with projects.
  • Must display competent ability to wire, assemble, and layout electrical/electronic systems in an extremely neat and professional manner and conform to Ball wiring specifications.
  • Updates wiring schematics and computer program printouts.
  • Supplies and maintains required hand tools.
  • Maintains daily log books and records.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Determines all supplies needed for each assignment.
  • Performs clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties.
  • Communicates pertinent information to next shift.
  • Required to work assigned schedule or 12-hour shifts, rotating days and nights, Monday through 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through high school education or equivalent (apprenticeship program).
  • Job-related experience for 3 years minimum.
  • PLC experience required.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: nomenclature of all assigned equipment; solid state circuitry, electronics, electrical-mechanical devices, transmission systems, interface units, AC/DC motors, wiring diagrams and schematics, computers and inspection and digital devices.
  • Ability to apply evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard electrical/electronic techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment.
  • Ability to effectively instruct and train personnel.
  • Ability to use basic hand and power tools.
  • Ability to use electronic test equipment.
  • Possesses an interest in and an aptitude for mechanics, electronics, and electrical.
  • Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.
  • May require ability to operate a forklift and aerolift.
  • Ability to differentiate colors and color shading.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Performs general electrical work, i.e., conduit, wire sizing, pulling wire, and construction.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

Relocation:

Relocation for this position is NOT Available.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Title: Industrial Electrician

Job ID: 660542

Location: NY - Wallkill

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular