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Forming Manager


Dolton, IL, US

Job ID:  35871
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Manufacturing


  • Responsible for directing and organizing the forming mould repair and machine repair departments to obtain optimum performance in safety quality and performance efficiencies at the lowest cost.
  • Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the departments including the selection and development of employees, coordinate production scheduling, salary administration, budgets, cost Control, and effective employee and union relations.
  • Establish and Maintain a safe and healthy environment always striving for zero accidents.
  • Ensure the manufacturing of glass containers are within customer specifications and quality standards are strictly adhered to.
  • Monitor department performances and report on negative impacted areas while developing and implementing continuous improvement.
  • Comply with environmental and Food safety standards as Set forth in plant policies/programs within department responsibilities.



  • Ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years of glass manufacturing experience is required with emphasis on the forming process.
  • Will consider a combination of education andor equivalent relevant forming glass container experience in production manufacturing and supervision.
  • Must possess a good understanding of the Batch Furnace, Machine Repair, and Forming Departments and the equipment used in those departments.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a teambased environment and possess strong analytical planning and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills with good team dynamics.
  • Must have basic computer skills and have knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Applications.

About Ardagh Group

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

•    Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
•    Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
•    Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have 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.
We 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.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (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