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Operations Manager


Port Allegany, PA, US

Job ID:  19601
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Operations Management


  • Responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in directing assigned departments to obtain optimum performances in safety quality and performance efficiencies at the lowest operating cost.
  • Perform administrative responsibilities necessary for effective management of the manufacturing facility including the selection and development of employees salary budget and cost administration.
  • Ensure the manufacturing of glass containers is within customer specifications and quality standards are strictly adhered to while meeting the financial objectives of the plant or department.
  • Direct assigned plant department planning scheduling and production functions.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment always striving for zero accidents.
  • Monitor process improvement analysis and make recommendations to improve the manufacturing process and process control.
  • Maintain good customer relations through regular communication and maintaining the highest level of quality.
  • Assume Plant Manager responsibilities as required.
  • Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policiesprograms within Department responsibilities.



  • Ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in engineering or business.
  • A Master's in Business Administration is desirable as is previous experience in glass container manufacturing.
  • Requires 5-10 years of manufacturing experience with emphasis in team building.
  • Excellent communication skills required as well as having strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft applications and spreadsheets.

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh 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 produces many of the beverage cans and bottles for your favorite beverages?
  • 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!

Ardagh 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.