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Day Maintenance and Height Change Process Leader


Rugby, Warwickshire, GB

Job ID:  34081
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Engineering



Job description:   Day Maintenance and Height Change Process Leader


Department:    Engineering                   Location:  Rugby



Summary of Role:


Key areas of responsibility will be to develop and improve Height Changes along with related support functions for the manufacture of Aluminium Beverage Cans. You will also support the maintenance, overhaul and general up-keep of Plant and Production equipment.

The position will report to the Engineering Coordinator.


  • Develop safe working practices for routine and non-routine tasks.
  • Responsible for Planning and Leading Height Change Team with hands on Function
  • Develop methods to reduce height change times.
  • Develop ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Develop and implement ongoing changes to existing Plant Machinery and installation of New Equipment (Support and manage projects where required).
  • Develop Work Instructions & JSAs for Height change procedures for all activities.
  • To control spend to budget and to develop targets. (To include the use of benchmarking)
  • To develop Team / department to maximize efficiency.
  • To assist in the development of Engineering and Production to facilitate effective Height Changes.
  • To develop good communication skills with the Engineering Team, Height Change/ CI team and production department to enhance integration and team spirit.
  • To manage maintenance improvement projects
  • Identify and Implement continuous improvements, monitor data and implement improvements with controls Measures.
  • Develop a comprehensive training package to fulfill the Plant requirements.


Professional Requirements:


Qualification:   Time served apprentice level or equivalent in engineering practices.

                                    HND/HNC or equivalent is desirable, Electrical Qualification an
                                    advantage. FLT Licence or willing to train

Computer Skills:          MS Office packaging to include Word and Excel would be an

Personal Competencies:        

  • Ability to demonstrate safe working practices
  • Good communicator, team worker and effective listener
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Ability to demonstrate good decision making in a demanding fast paced environment.
  • Must be action orientated and a desire to achieve results / persevere.
  • Must be flexible and with appropriate training be willing to work in other areas to support team members, occasionally at short notice.


About Ardagh Group

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 revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have 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 whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, 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!

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