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Production Supervisor


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Job ID:  48461
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Operations Management



Purpose of the Job: 

To supervise and coordinate the activities of the production employees to meet/exceed location operating goals efficiencies in the areas of OEE, Spoilage, Safety, Continuous Improvements, Cost Reduction and Quality.


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Responsible for a total of approximately 25 hourly associates per shift.
  • Responsible for results for all aspects of the crew operation including, but not limited to the items listed in the purpose of the job.
  • Enforce safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of associates engaged in the production and processing of can/end production.
  • Read and analyze charts work orders, maintenance and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements. Confer with other supervisors/mgrs. to coordinate operations and activities throughout the operation.
  • Plan and establish work schedules assignments and production sequences to meet daily goals. Inspect materials product and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Determine best problem solving solution.
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment and train associates as necessary.
  • Ensure all associates adhere to production and processing standards.
  • Confer with management for guidance in resolving employee complaints and/or grievances.
  • Ensure all Company procedures and policies applicable to your operation are enforced.
  • Ensure all production quality and maintenance systems are in working order.
  • 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.




  • Must be willing to work any shift in the 4/4 schedule operation.
  •    Be able to work in a high speed environment and the ability to process information to make good decisions.
  • 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.
  • Must have proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office products.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Must have 3 years of supervisor experience in a manufacturing setting


Key Competencies: 

  • The job requires a willingness to take charge, offer direction, opinions and accept feedback.
  • The job requires being honest and ethical in all business dealings.
  • The job requires being reliable responsible and personally accountable for results.
  • This position requires the ability to build a team spirit a positive work environment and yet hold associates accountable for results.
  • The job requires outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Mechanical troubleshooting and process skills are essential.

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