Machinist - $34.70/hr


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Job ID:  53135
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing



PAY:  This position is paid @ $33.168/hr.  In addition, Overtime is paid for all hours worked past 8 hours daily on a 12 hour schedule, 4 days (or nights) on,  4 days off.  Night shift premium of 5% is paid for all crews working Nights.


The Machinist is responsible for making machine parts or other equipment required for production or maintenance. The Machinist is also responsible for rebuilding repairing and/or overhauling all types of can manufacturing and other types of equipment or machine parts.



Understands and complies with position related safety SOPs and work instructions especially for LockoutTagout Chemical Handling Machine Guarding Housekeeping SQF and Personal Protective Equipment.

Determine most efficient setup and operation of machine tools taking into consideration type of material tolerances types of cutting tools coolants lubricants and machine tool speeds and feeds.

Participate in the rebuild repair or overhaul types of can manufacturing and other equipment.

Make or repair parts as required.

Read and interpret blueprints work from verbal or written instructions or parts to be copied or fitted to plan setup and operation on types of basic or specialized machine tools.

Determine specifications for inspection of work and using full range of precision measuring and gauging tools perform required inspection before during and after machining.

Perform welding and brazing as required. Use machinist hand tools.

Exhibit a thorough knowledge of mechanical principles involved in repair and overhaul work including timing synchronizing and aligning the mechanical action so that under power the assemblies are mechanically coordinated.

Set up can manufacturing and other equipment under power testing for mechanical difficulties tracing to their source and correcting.

Perform Preventative Maintenance inspection of assigned equipment including those related to building machinery and as a support service to production report findings and take appropriate action.

Write and perform maintenance work orders as required.

Perform initial set up and tryout of new tooling noting tool operation and necessary modifications rework inspect and repair in production machinery.

Remove and install production dies as assigned and keep them in repair.

Maintain production tooling by replacement and grinding worn tools such as rings and punches.

Inspect work record disbursement of tools and recommend purchase of necessary stock and supplies.

Maintain an inventory of standard mill items.

Set up and operate manual lathes manual milling machines precision grinders drill presses band saws and other powered metalworking tools to machine parts to specified dimensions within .0003".

Operate equipment and assist production as directed.



Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment

Minimum 5+ previous mechanical / fast paced manufacturing experience

High School diploma or equivalent required

Demonstrated mathematical and mechanical aptitude

Knowledge of the methods practices tools and equipment of the machinist trade.

Knowledge of the machining qualities properties and uses of various metals such as aluminum brass steel cast iron and stainless steel as well as nonmetallic materials.

Skill in the operation of machine tools and the use of precision measuring devices.

Proven skills in layout parts fabrication blue print reading metal and materials rigging mechanical principles and repairs operation of machine tools



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 50 pounds floor to waist

Ability to squat for 2+ minutes at a time

Able to move wrists for fine movements

Able to push/pull 100#+ of static force

Exposure to heat cold vibrations odors, fumes and loud noise

Willing and able to work overtime weekends holidays and night shifts if needed

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 yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has 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 while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago