Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Electronic Technician 659777 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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.

Located on the Northwest side of Milwaukee, this plant manufactures 100 percent recyclable two-piece steel food containers. The modern, high-speed plant completed a major expansion in 2003, adding a 225,000–square-foot warehouse and a high-speed two-piece food can line. The plant currently employs approximately 73 hourly and salaried team members.

Job Duties:

Primary Purpose of Position:

Performs tasks and provides services to support the plant’s production goals, overall business plans, and objectives as directed.

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 logic circuits for all production process and support equipment.
  • Installs all electrical segments in such equipment as gas mixers, burners, de-ionized water units, air compressors, plant air circulation systems, cooling and heating units, ultra sonic cleaners, waxers, and plant lighting.
  • Troubleshoots, adjusts, and repairs all electrical equipment, solid state circuits, circuit boards, components, logic boards, transducers, amplifiers, and complex timing and inspection devices.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on assigned electrical systems and equipment.
  • Identifies inefficiencies and potential electrical problems and coordinates through supervisor to resolve.
  • Programs logic controls for proper equipment operation.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
  • Determines all supplies and tools needed for each assignment.
  • May assist in the design, experimentation, and/or installation of all new plant equipment or electrical production procedures.
  • Performs clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties.
  • Initiates, reviews, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for your area of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property. Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
  • Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through an associate’s degree or equivalent in electronics.
  • Job related experience for 3-5 years minimum.
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: all assigned equipment, PLC programming & troubleshooting,solid state circuitry, electronics, electrical-mechanical devices, transmission systems, interface units, AC/DC motors, wiring diagrams and schematics, Signode strapper, video jet, computers, and inspection and digital devices. Knowledge of hazardous material handling, working in confined spaces and other safety practices, and basic knowledge of national electrical code (NEC).
  • Required on-the-job and classroom training.
  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard electrical 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.
  • Maintains an awareness, and complies with hazardous waste management and other environmental management requirements in the workplace by attending scheduled training sessions.
  • Thorough understanding of the operating principles of all assigned equipment, i.e., electrical test equipment, hand tools, etc. and the ability to use logic to troubleshoot equipment.
  • 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 effectively instruct and train other employees.
  • Ability to effectively lead people.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Works in a manufacturing environment.
  • This position is exposed to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.
  • Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.
  • Must possess own tools.
  • May work in high places and in lifts.
  • May require working with or near energized 480 VAC circuits.
  • Works in confined area(s).


Relocation for this position is NOT Available.

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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