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Front End Maintainer - Metals


Chicago, IL, US

Job ID:  14370
Estimated Travel:  0%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Maintenance

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 110 glass and metal manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employ over 23,000 people and have global sales exceeding US$8.8 bn.
At Ardagh 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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The Front End Maintainer is responsible for the setup adjusting repairing maintaining and overhaul of front end related equipment.



  • Understands and complies with position related safety SOPs and work instructions especially for LockoutTagout, Chemical Handling, Machine Guarding, Housekeeping, SQF and Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Rebuild, repair, or overhaul types of frontend can manufacturing and other equipment.
  • Modify, remove, install, adjust, synchronize, make, or repair equipment or parts as required. This could include large presses and dies, deep drawing and trimming equipment, transfer equipment, various electrical and mechanical control devices.
  • Instruct, train, and certify other equipment mechanics as directed.
  • Make proper diagnosis, adjustment, repair, and set up of assigned equipment.
  • Read and interpret computer information system reports; work from verbal or written instructions to determine need for and plan repair, overhaul, setup, and operation required on types of manufacturing and other types of equipment.
  • Determine specifications for inspection of work and using full range of precision measuring and gauging tools perform required inspection before, during, and after rebuild repair or overhaul.
  • Determine and make most efficient setup and operate machine tools, taking into consideration such things as type of material tolerances to be held, types of cutting tools, coolants, lubricants, and machine tool speeds and feeds.
  • Exhibit a thorough knowledge of machines and mechanical principles involved in the repair and overhaul work, including timing, synchronizing, and aligning the mechanical action so that, under power, the assemblies are mechanically coordinated.
  • Set up and test can manufacturing and other equipment under power testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their source and correcting.
  • Operate, clear jams, lubricate, clean, and add, as required, necessary direct and indirect materials to equipment to keep operational.



  • Mechanically inclined, familiar with hand tools
  • Familiar with proper handling of chemicals and solvents.
  • Minimum of 5+ years previous mechanical, fast-paced, manufacturing experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent required



  • Able to stand for a long duration of time in excess of 8 hours a day
  • Able to bend and rotate body repeatedly
  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Exposure to heat, cold, vibrations, odors, fumes, and loud noise
  • Able to perform fine manipulations with hands
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and night shifts


Pay Range: 22.71 - 30.29


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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago