Research Development Project Engineer


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
  • Must possess a valid passport/ applicable visas and the ability to travel internationally as needed.
  • Highly motivated






Ardagh Metal Packaging is a leading global supplier of sustainable, infinitely recyclable metal beverage cans to brand owners. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group and a leading industry metal packaging company, Ardagh Metal Packaging employs more than 6,300 people across Europe, North America and Brazil, with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


Ardagh Metal Packaging believes that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued and can work to their full potential. 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 Metal Packaging - 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago