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Production Machine Operator


Barnsley, South Yorkshire, GB

Job ID:  31285
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Manufacturing



Production Machine Operator – Shifts


Role Description

To operate an Independent Section Machine in order to produce glass containers efficiently and to defined quality standards


Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with Company Health and Safety Procedures in order to maintain a safe working environment for yourself and those around you. Carry out housekeeping as required in accordance with Company Hygiene Rules.
  • Test the weight of the bottles using scales to ensure that they meet the necessary specifications.
  • Gauge the bottles to ensure that they meet the necessary specifications.
  • Carry out swabbing in accordance with pre-determined cycles.
  • Observe the performance of the machine both directly and via the production information computer systems PIC, RIS & APS reacting to any changes to avoid quality or efficiency problems.
  • Identify defects and problems with quality and machine performance, repair if possible or report immediately to supervision to avoid production delays.
  • Change mould equipment as required and maintain availability of spares to maintain quality and efficiency of operations.
  • Report necessary information via PIC, APS & RIS and using log sheet so that information can be referred to when required.


  • Ability to recognise and respond to: Basic Container Defects, Basic Mechanical Malfunctions
  • Analytical Skills
  • Ability to swab machines safely.
  • Observational Skills
  • Ability to communicate: -Verbally, In Writing and Electronically
  • Familiarity of Company Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Familiarity of Company Hygiene Rules and Procedures
  • Understanding of work instructions and procedures.


What we offer

Competitive Salary

Ardagh DC Pension Scheme

Full training package

**Full role profile available on request**



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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