Production Line Maintainers

Employer: Ball Beverage Packaging UK - EMEA Region
Job location
Wakefield - West Yorkshire - Northern England
Job salary
35K - 50K
Job closing date

We are a global leader in sustainable products with more than 21,000 team members worldwide. From infinitely recyclable aluminum cans, cups, and aerosol bottles, to aerospace solutions that enable our customers to have a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. We produce all these incredible things with one unique purpose: crafting a better community, a better society, a better world.

Moreover, each of us has a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion which is the foundation of our culture of belonging. And everyone at Ball is an everyday champion, making a difference by doing what we love.

We lead with our heads and our hearts and combine innovative thinking with a spirit of resiliency that keeps us moving forward in a relentless pursuit of new ways to make life, and the world, better. Whether we’re developing packaging that’s infinitely recyclable or aerospace innovations. Because what we create may change, but what we will always make is a difference.

Join us, and build your career by helping us build the future.

We are currently looking to recruit multi skilled engineer’s to complement our canning department at our site in Wakefield. In this role you will be responsible for utilising your electrical/mechanical skills to support the business in meeting its EHS, efficiency, production and costs targets. In order to focus on continuous improvement this role will encompass both reactive and preventative maintenance.

You will be based at our manufacturing site in Wakefield, which produces upwards of 8 million cans per day for the beverage industry. Our site is directly next to Coca Cola Enterprises on the Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate.


This position reports into a shift manager. The plant operates a 4 on 4 off shift pattern a combination of both days and nights.


·Machine operation and maintenance, running of process equipment on the manufacturing line.

·To maintain the equipment within their area of responsibility in such a condition that quality standards are maintained.

·To take the necessary corrective actions and report the non-conformities to the Team Leader and the relevant depts.

·To maximise production and minimise spoilage during the manufacturing process.

·To carry out the necessary safe repairs to equipment as and when required.

·To carry out the set up checks that may follow maintenance work.

·To maintain the housekeeping in a satisfactory and safe condition throughout the plant.

·To maintain safe working practices and comply with any legal environmental and safety requirements and/or checks.

·On maintenance days, carry out the repairs, preventive maintenance, etc. as directed by the Engineering Dept.

·Use of ancillary equipment i.e.: fork trucks (following RTITB training)

·To promote quality improvement and preventative actions by involvement in continuous improvement activities to meet the key performance objectives and targets.

·Fork truck driving (when licensed); line duties i.e.: scrap bins, warehouse duties i.e.: stacking pallets or loading lorries, depal servicing and offloading incoming materials.

·Assisting in the maintaining of the production flow throughout the manufacturing process.

·Risk assess all proposed mechanical and electrical work to ensure that the work can be and is done safely.

·Safe fault finding and tuning of electrical/electronic equipment to ensure the safe and efficient running of the manufacturing process.


Apprenticeship in engineering discipline or Recognised engineering qualification to HNC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Mechanical or Electrical disciplines. – Essential

Engineering experience and fault diagnostic role gained within FMCG, Food or heavy engineering environment - Desired but not essential


Experience of general maintenance work. Electrical or Mechanical – Desired but not essential

You should have a positive approach to problem solving a drive for continuous improvement and be focused on self-development.  Essential

Must live within 30 miles of the plant (wf2 0xe) - Essential

If you are interested in the above position and your profile fits with the above requirements, please send your CV and covering letter to and

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted