Engineer Principal - Manufacturing Operations Lead (665948)

Ball Corporation Westminster , CO 80035

Posted 2 months ago

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


Engineer Principal

  • Manufacturing Operations Lead

The Engineer Sr.

  • Manufacturing Operations Work Cell Lead is responsible for best-in-class manufacturing execution on cutting edge, rate-build aerospace hardware. Hardware could include RF apertures, RF electronics, and / or electro-optical sensors. This individual will assume complete responsibility and accountability for quality, schedule, touch labor efficiency, and risk management. If you're interested in leading manufacturing operations that are mission critical and directly benefit the warfighter, this could be the perfect role for you.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide daily work cell direction, establish priorities, and direct operational execution in support of specific program goals.

  • Ensure that accurate manufacturing schedules are available that meet program needs. Monitor performance through weekly status meetings with program teams and program managers.

  • Provide functional lead support for manufacturing engineering, planning, and technicians. For manufacturing engineering, responsibilities include performance management, recognition, coaching/mentoring, participation in the hiring process.

  • Actively engage in the risk management process (risks and opportunities) including continuous improvement projects and initiatives.

  • Embrace and promote use of Lean and 6-sigma tools / techniques where justified.

  • Optimize the work cell organizational structure to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Maintain work cell strategies and ground rules for success.

  • Engage in strategic planning activities related to assigned work cell.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable Quality Business System (QBS) processes, AS9100, and government DFAR regulations; support related compliance audits

  • Performance metric performance

  • Throughput yield by program

  • On-time deliveries

  • Touch labor performance by program

  • 6S / housekeeping

  • Overhead budget status

  • Daily management board (visual management) updates

  • Staffing needs and participation in the hiring process

  • Maintaining work area sustainment plans

  • TPM Plan

  • Cross Training plans / matrices

  • FOD Plan

  • Monitoring and weekly approval of time charging for direct reports

  • Effective interface with internal/external customers and Ball management

  • Support customer technical exchange meetings, design reviews, and production status meetings with customers

  • Conflict and priority resolution for shops and service centers

What You'll Need:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 12 or more years related experience.

  • A current TS/SCI security clearance is preferred

  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room environment.

  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.

  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

  • Support new business proposals with accurate basis-of-estimates for labor and other direct costs

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Engineer Principal - Manufacturing Operations Lead (665948)

Ball Corporation