Front End Mechanic


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Job ID:  54892
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

PURPOSE OF ROLE: 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

About Ardagh Metal Packaging


Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is a leading supplier of sustainable and infinitely recyclable beverage cans to brand owners globally. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group, AMP is an industry player across Europe and the Americas with innovative production capabilities. AMP operates 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 employees with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


AMP is 75%-owned by Ardagh Group and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker AMBP.


About Ardagh Group


Ardagh Group operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing more than 21,000 people with sales of approximately $10 billion. Ardagh Group produces:


· many of the cans and bottles that contain your favourite beverages.

· packaging made from metal and glass – permanent materials that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality.

· more than 160 million containers per day.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago