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Furnace Maintenance Team Foreman CTS (m/f/d) - Europe Central & Eastern


Nienburg, DE, 31582

Job ID:  46249
Estimated Travel:  50%+
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Maintenance



To reinforce our team at any of our Ardagh Glass Plant in Europe we are looking for a Furnace Maintenance Team Foreman (m/f/d) in our CTS Department (Central Technical Services) as soon as possible.

The purpose of the position is to carry out furnace repairs and maintenance works in order to maximise lifetime performance of the furnaces.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Furnace, Forehearth and working end refractory maintenance both hot and cold, some examples are:
    • Hot sealing
    • Furnace flux line over coating
    • Regenerator cleaning
    • Crown repairs
    • New forehearths
    • Skimmer and mantle block changes
  • Refractory spout bowl changes.
  • Electrode advancing and refractory drilling.
  • Supervision of contractors on maintenance and repairs.
  • Furnace inspections.
  • Contribute technical expertise to major rebuild projects to ensure they deliver the technical functionality required by the factory.  Includes:
    • Furnace design specifications
    • Managing works/contractors on-site
  • Provide technical consultancy and trouble-shooting support in furnace and forehearth areas, to support the work of the factories.
  • Adhere to and enforce all Health and Safety regulations and policies at all times.
  • Follow and adhere to Company best working practices.
  • Commit to extensive travelling abroad.



  • Extensive practical experience of Furnace repairs in the glass industry
  • Hot repairs
  • Experience of supervising a team
  • Electrode work and hot refractory drilling would be advantageous.
  • Glass plant knowledge with particular attention from batch plant to forehearths and production issues
  • Hands-on experience of working with refractories within the glass industry with particular attention to hot repair materials.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements
  • Steel fabrication and installation in hot conditions would be advantageous.
  • In-depth knowledge of refractory selection and installation
  • Understanding of furnace and fore hearth operations.
  • In-depth understanding of refractories
  • In-depth understanding of furnace design & construction
  • Good English language skills
  • Communication and problem resolution skills
  • Driving license
  • This position is based in Germany or the Netherlands, but the general commitment for business trips has to be available, also for unscheduled travel in case of problems


What we offer you: 

  • A stable job in a globally successful company
  • An attractive compensation package with additional benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Good career and development prospects
  • with our support programs BFit and BSafe, we ensure the health, well-being and safety of our employees in a strong, motivated team



Then we are looking forward to your online application!

Please contact Friederike Müller in the HR Department for further questions under the telephone number +49 5021/85-761.



About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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