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Maintainer 1


Huron, OH, US

Job ID:  48541
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
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.

Role Description:

The Maintainer is responsible for the set-up, tending, adjusting, maintaining, repairing and overhaul of Can or End line production and related equipment.  The Maintainer has the primary responsibility for production and quality on assigned equipment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Check schedule to determine need for conversion or if scheduled maintenance is in order.  Determine if schedule can be adjusted or permits time for overhaul, repair or readjustments required by equipment.
  • Check machines.  Analyze any type of mechanical or operational troubles and plan for and take corrective action.  Make necessary corrections and running adjustment to maintain maximum production and quality.
  • Make conversions by setting up assigned equipment for change in material, size or product.   Check, test and measure product for quality specifications.  Examine for visual defects.
  • Make repair or overhaul as required short of machining parts.  Replace worn or damaged parts such as rings and punches. Retime machine action.
  • Operate, repair, clean, lubricate equipment as required to maintain production.  Clear jams.  Check water and water treatment chemicals, lacquer, coatings, inks, lubricants, supplies and add or change materials. Check on strapping and related materials.
  • Examine, test, and measure product from assigned equipment for quality specifications, using appropriate gauges and instruments and record date.
  • Mix and control solvents, detergents, lubricants, coatings and ionizing agents to standard specifications.  Orders materials and services as required.
  • Check coils for specification.  Ensure cuppers are properly supplied with coils.
  • Read schematics, prints and exploded views of machinery and equipment.  Interpret and follow procedural manuals, manufacturer’s guides and operation instructions.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance inspection of assigned equipment, report findings and take appropriate action.  Write and perform maintenance work orders as required.
  • Analyze spoilage as to cause and take corrective action.  Analyze and record comments regarding cause of production delays on production report or trouble sheet.
  • Advise support workers servicing equipment of standard operation procedures and requirements.
  • Notify supervisor of any incidences of recurring equipment malfunctions and corrective action taken and of any poor-quality material or supplies noted.
  • Operate equipment and assist production as directed.



  • Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment
  • Familiar with proper handling of chemicals and solvents
  • Mechanically inclined; familiar with hand tools
  • Minimum 5+ previous mechanical/fast-paced manufacturing experience
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Demonstrated mathematical and mechanical aptitude
  • Previous experience with PLC systems and a basic electrical knowledge preferred
  • Able to stand for a long duration of time in excess of 8 hours a day
  • Able to bend over and rotate body repeatedly
  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Exposure to heat, cold, vibrations, odors/fumes, and loud noise
  • Able to perform fine manipulations with hands
  • Willing and able to work overtime and night shifts


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: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield