Production Manager


Dolton, IL, US, 60419

Job ID:  55001
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

Role description: 

The Forming Manager is responsible for directing and organizing the forming, mold repair, and machine repair departments to obtain optimum performance in safety, quality, and performance efficiencies at the lowest cost.   



  • Ensure the manufacturing of glass containers are within customer specifications and quality standards 

  • Select and develop employees to adequately staff the forming department which includes salary administration, effective employee and union relations, developmental and training opportunities, and succession planning 

  • Manage departmental budgets including time, labor, and spending costs 

  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment always striving for zero accidents 

  • Monitor department performances and report on negatively impacted areas while developing and implementing continuous improvement 

  • Comply with operational, environmental, and food safety standards as outlined in plant policies within the department 


Minimum skills / qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 

  • Eight (8) years of experience in glass manufacturing with an emphasis on the forming process and management experience 

  • Prior experience with mold repair, machine repair, and job changes 

  • Excellent communication skills  

  • Proficient organizational, analytical, and planning skills 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Ability to work in a heavy industrial, high-risk work environment 

  • Ability to work outside of regular work hours 

  • Ability to prioritize work and have a sense of urgency 

  • Ability to travel up to 5% 


Preferred skills / qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline 

  • Twelve (12) years of experience in glass manufacturing with an emphasis on the forming process and management experience 

  • Prior experience with the plant's forming process (i.e. press, blow-and-blow, etc.) 

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