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Project Engineer - Devlpmnt


Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Job ID:  51368
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Research & Development



Purpose of the role: Develops new can and end designs that meet or exceed customer requirements.  


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Develops lighter weight can and end designs which meet all performance and manufacturing requirements.
  • Designs tools, selects materials and establishes tolerances consistent with equipment capability. 
  • Creates and revises product and tooling drawings using the CAD system.
  • Documents changes to engineering records and specification documents in accordance with established procedures.
  • Manufactures on the pilot line, optimizes and tests new designs for fitness for manufacturability and product use to support new product development and/or the metal light-weighting technology plan.
  • Assists manufacturing with process and/or quality improvements to meet cost and/or quality targets.
  • Liaison with tooling vendors to ensure required levels of quality and delivery dates for new tooling designs are met.


Knowledge/ Skills/ Experince: 

  • Mechanical Engineering degree required
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a design or manufacturing environment
  • CAD capable (AutoCad / SolidWorks)
  • PDM experience desired.
  • DOE understanding; basic statistics and process capability understanding
  • Finite element analysis skills
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Progressive die experience a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good at detailed work; excellent computer skills
  • Highly motivated






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