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Electromechanic Journeyman


Port Allegany, PA, US

Job ID:  17222
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Maintenance

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading food, beverage, and consumer care brands.

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. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organisation.



Role Description:

Responsible for all mechanical and electrical maintenance of process equipment and general facility equipment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance on production related equipment.
  • Ensure proper and safe operation of all Production machine systems.
  • Communicate and work with Plant Engineering Manager, Maintenance Supervisors, Production Supervisors, Scheduler, and all other production staff.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and install Mechanical, Electrical (PLC's), Pneumatic, and Hydraulic systems to provide maximum percentage of uptime possible.
  • Troubleshoots and fixes manufacturing equipment such as wrappers, mixers, motors at the plant.
  • Installs control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays, and circuit-breakers panels.
  • Connects power cables to equipment, such as electric range or motor, and installs grounding leads.
  • Monitors and ensures that the equipment is in excellent condition for operation.
  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on the equipment. - Repairs faulty equipment or systems.
  • Installs powers on the new manufacturing equipment.
  • Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policies/programs within Department responsibilities.



  • Candidates must be able to swing shifts (alternating between 1st, 2nd & 3rd).
  • Maintenance knowledge with conveyor systems, palletizing systems, and furnace or ovens is desired.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a production manufacturing environment.
  • Technical school degree is desired, will consider years of experience, and/or equivalent educational experience.
  • Prefers successful completion of an apprenticeship program and holds a Journeyman card but will consider extensive verifiable experience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic, and Hydraulic systems independently.
  • Solid mechanical and electrical aptitude and good problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of basic safety procedures.
  • Ability to follow and retain directions as well as manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team to reach a common goal.
  • Able to read blueprints and perform job layouts for electrical circuitry and devices.
  • Excellent mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with capability of prioritizing and planning work activities.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness with ability to improve and promote quality and safety.
  • Ability to independently maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Strong stable work history with no gaps in employment.
  • Environment & Physical Requirements - Must be able to work in extreme hot temperatures.
  • This is an Hourly position in a union environment


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 is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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

Nearest Major Market: Erie