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Temporary BEC Operator


Barnsley, South Yorkshire, GB

Job ID:  36389
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Fixed term
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer care brands. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 109 glass and metal manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employing approxmately 23,500 people and have global sales of approxmately €7.7 bn.
At Ardagh we have a reputation for innovation; pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. The unprecedented growth of our business has been driven by our unrivalled expertise, obsession with quality and commitment to continuous improvement.
We strongly 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. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organisation.
For more information on Ardagh Group, please visit www.ardaghgroup.com
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Temporary BEC Operator


Role Description

To maintain a supply of materials to support each decorating process enabling each line to operate to its full capacity


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.
  • All lines supplied with materials (naked glass and cardboard etc.) ensuring each line is run to its full capacity
  • Responsible for problem solving and fault finding within the standard operating procedures. Ensure customer’s packing specifications are achieved
  • Removal of cullet and contaminated materials to the correct location on site. To operate a palletiser or to drive a fork lift truck
  • Must ensure that each fork lift truck is maintained in accordance with the supplier’s schedule
  • Taking ownership that all decorated ware is packed fit for transport to our customers, responsible for checking all cold end equipment (squeeze testers and coating sprays etc.)
  • All checks documented and recorded by operator, viewing of ware on the production line and de-brief all team members at shift change overs



Ability to:

  • Interpret Packaging Specification information
  • Ability to pack glass manually in event of equipment failure
  • Basic mechanical malfunctions
  • Container defects
  • Although not essential Mechanical knowledge/experience would be preferred, as there may be opportunities to join BEC engineering via on the job training & departmental succession planning


What we offer

Competitive salary

Ardagh DC Pension scheme

Training and Development

Our Vision and Values
The people that make up Ardagh Group share much more than a strong brand and an excellent reputation. We each share a common vision: to be the preferred packaging partner to the world’s leading brands. We will achieve our vision by delivering customer innovation, providing an inspirational environment for our people and creating sustainable value for our business through its growth and development.

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.