Supervisor, Forming


Port Allegany, PA, US, 16743

Job ID:  56467
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

Role description: 

The Forming Supervisor supervises hourly union employees for one shift of the forming department. This role ensures the shift is engaged in the manufacturing of glass containers to ensure customer requirements are met. 



  • Establish and maintain a proactive safety environment which includes: good housekeeping, constant awareness of injury risks, and always striving for zero accidents 

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, with other departments, and with the employees; further, establish and develop labor relations utilizing sound management principles 

  • Maintain timely and accurate records such as attendance, production, quality, training, and discipline 

  • Monitor production efficiencies and quality regularly during the shift and provide corrective action plans with employees while maintaining accurate communications with appropriate departments  

  • Comply with environmental and food safety standards as set forth in plant policies and programs within the departmental responsibilities 


Minimum skills / qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 

  • Five (5) years of experience in glass manufacturing with an emphasis on the forming process 

  • Prior experience with mold repair, machine repair, and job changes 

  • Excellent communication skills  

  • Proficient organizational, analytical, and planning skills 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 

  • Ability to work in a heavy industrial, high-risk work environment 

  • Ability to work outside of regular work hours 

  • Ability to prioritize work and have a sense of urgency 

  • Ability to travel up to 5% 


Preferred skills / qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline 

  • Eight (8) years of experience in glass manufacturing with an emphasis on the forming process 

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience 

  • Prior experience working within a unionized work environment 

  • Prior experience with the plant's forming process (i.e. press, blow-and-blow, etc.) 

About Ardagh Group
Ardagh Glass Packaging is a global leader in 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 20,000 people with revenues of over $9 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa, and North America.

  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite 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 while 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!
Benefits Offered:

  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Life insurance  
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Paid holidays and vacation 
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability (STD/LTD) 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Professional and personal development opportunities through Employee Resource Groups

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 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 basis prohibited by federal, state, and local law.
Ardagh Group complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  Contact Kelly Molloy ( if a reasonable accommodation is needed.

Nearest Major Market: Erie