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Production Supervisor


Fairfield, CA, US

Job ID:  22527
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

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 approximately 15.4 billion cans and 15.3 billion ends each year?
  • 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.

Production Supervisor

Role Description:

The Production Supervisor is accountable for production planning, assigning work, and implementing policies and procedures.  The Supervisor recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment, trains associates as necessary, and promptly investigates and reports all safety concerns.
  • Balances safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas with a focus on continuous improvement in all areas.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet daily goals.
  • Ensures effective employee relations through coaching and development and resolves employee issues through problem resolution   OR   Confer with management for guidance in resolving employee complaints.
  • Develop and/or implement training plans to increase employees’ skills and capabilities. Read and analyse charts, work orders, maintenance, and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Confer with other supervisors and managers to coordinate operations and activities throughout the operation.
  • Inspect materials, product, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Determine best problem solving solution.
  • Ensure all associates adhere to production and processing standards.
  • Ensure Company procedures and policies are enforced.
  • Ensure all production, quality, and maintenance systems are in working order




  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; preferably in Engineering or Business Management.
  • At least 3 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Experience in high speed manufacturing and PLC Controls.
  • Knowledge of electrical and process improvements.
  • Mechanical: Knowledge of machines, tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Must have proficient computer skills, including Microsoft office products.
  • SAP preferred.
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production equipment and processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administrative and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, employee relations, leadership techniques, in the coordination of people and resources.
  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean or other improvement philosophies


Our Vision and Values

The people that make up Ardagh Group share much more than a strong brand and an excellent reputation. We each share a common vision: to be the preferred packaging partner to the world’s leading brands. We will achieve our vision by delivering customer innovation, providing an inspirational environment for our people and creating sustainable value for our business through its growth and development.

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.

For more information on Ardagh Group, visit www.ardaghgroup.com.