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Plant Engineering Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Job ID:  52811
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Maintenance



The Plant Engineering Manager is accountable for the management, planning, training and coordination of the Maintenance Department.   This role supports plant safety, environmental, quality, production and cost goals/metrics. 

•    Ensures effective employee relations through coaching and development and resolves employee issues through problem resolution   OR   Confer with management for guidance in resolving employee complaints and or grievances. 
•    Ensure all associates adhere to maintenance, production, and processing standards. 
•    Plan, coordinate and manage the activities of hourly associates engaged in the maintenance, production, and project work in can/end production.
•    Develop maintenance plans and activities. 
•    Direct, review, and approve desig, changes to the equipment or the facility.
•    Analyze charts, work orders, historical data, maintenance and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements and set daily/monthly preventative maintenance activities.
•    Ensure safe operation of all equipment, trains associates as necessary, and promptly investigates and reports all safety concerns.
•    Managing the repair materials budget and spending
•    Complete budgets and requests for funding in support of plant needs. Plan and establish maintenance schedules, assignments, to meet production sequences to meet daily goals. Create and follow up on the maintenance day schedule.
•    Order and inspect materials, parts, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Determine best problem solving solution.
•    Ensure all Company procedures and policies are enforced.
•    Monitor work order system, parts inventory, using SAP, and other systems.
•    Provide performance reviews as necessary.

•    Bachelor’s degree; preferably in Engineering. 
•    At least 5 years working in a high speed manufacturing environment as a manufacturing / maintenance manager or supervisor.  
•    Production and Processing:  Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment and processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
•    Administrative and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, employee relations, leadership techniques, in the coordination of people and resources.
•    Mechanical: Knowledge of machines, tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
•    Electrical knowledge of PLC, Logic and Programming and IT systems. 
•    Understanding of analytical tools in making data based decisions.
•    Understanding of reliability tools for asset utilization.
•    SAP preferred. 
•    Experience in a union environment is strongly preferred.
•    Experience with Six Sigma, Lean or other improvement philosophies.

•    Ability to lead, take charge, offer direction, opinions, and accept feedback. 
•    Ability to manage and lead others in cross-functional environments. 
•    Honest and ethical in all business dealings.
•    Reliable, responsible, and personally accountable for results.
•    Ability to build a team spirit on a number of levels, and positive work environment.
•    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to influence others.
•    Excellent knowledge of systems and their application in a maintenance setting.
•    Develop and maintain records as required

•    High School Diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred
•    5 + years managerial/supervisor experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting required

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