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Electrical Technician


Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Job ID:  47093
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

Responsibilities: Working out of the Ardagh’s Technical Center, the Electrical Tech is responsible for supporting new equipment and panel build in house, equipment upgrades/rebuilds in house or onsite, and also supports on-site equipment audits and overhauls. Travel to manufacturing facilities to install, startup, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul can making machinery and controls. The primary work location will be at Ardagh Metal Beverage customer sites. Facilities located in North America, South America and Europe. 

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Understands and complies with position related safety SOPs and work instructions, especially for Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tag out, Machine Guarding, Housekeeping, SQF, and Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Work from drawings (wiring & schematics), specifications, sketches, written and/or oral instructions/directions.
  • Plan and perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and principles, wiring specifications, codes and principles of operation.  
  • Analyze circuits, wiring diagrams, networks and drawings as required to install repair, adjust, calibrate, construct, modify , replace or service types of electrical control devices and systems, including communication systems, PLC’s,  power and distribution,  measuring, recording, processing and indicating systems.
  • Service electronic equipment by checking, testing and replacing faulty components, circuit modules, printed circuit boards, and similar electronic devices.
  • Maintain, install or repair communication cables, power distribution cables and wiring, including conduit bending.
  • Ability to analyze and make necessary running adjustments, repairs, overhauls and replacement of parts to electrical equipment.
  • Notify supervisor of potentially dangerous electrical equipment noted and corrective action taken.
  • Work closely with mechanical technicians, engineers, and manufacturer’s representatives to provide necessary equipment control support.
  • Submit paperwork for time worked and repairs completed in a neat, accurate and timely manner.
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • Maintain personal tools required for performing the job effectively and safely.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Experience

  • Must have 3+ years of industrial electrical experience or a combination of training and experience.
  • Mechanically Inclined; familiarity with hand tools.
  • Must be able to independently install, repair, and adjust all types of electrical equipment.
  • Must be able to read electrical schematic drawings- ability to read hydraulic, pneumatic schematics highly preferred.
  • Must pass Ramsay Electrical Assessment.
  • Up to 20% domestic and international travel
  • Ability to wire equipment and panels to NEC, U.L and C.E.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong drive, determination, and trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to independently program PLC’s is desired (Siemens & Rockwell)








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