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Operator Technician


Roanoke, Virginia, US

Job ID:  14332
Estimated Travel:  0%
Talent Area:  Manufacturing

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. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 109 glass and metal manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employ over 23,500 people and have global sales exceeding US$8.2 bn.

At Ardagh we have a reputation for innovation; pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. The unprecedented growth of our business has been driven by our unrivalled expertise, obsession with quality and commitment to continuous improvement.

We strongly 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 organization.

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The Operator Technician will maintain and operate DWI or 3 Piece equipment in the assigned department. The position is responsible for maintaining optimum levels of production efficiency, spoilage and quality levels while working in a safe manner and complying with all Safety and Quality procedures.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Perform daily / department Safety checks to insure safe work habits exist and correct hazards
  • Production equipment operation
  • Production and quality assurance checks and documentation
  • Dimensional and visual quality checks
  • Machinery overhauls and upgrades
  • Maintenance of can, end making, and auxiliary equipment
  • Assisting in trial runs (SMA’s)
  • Installation of new equipment
  • 5S/Housekeeping
  • LSS (Lean Six Sigma) Projects
  • Work with all Team members to make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Conduct inventory of materials to ensure sufficient stock to maintain operations.
  • Be available for call-outs in cases of emergencies and breakdowns.
  • Forklift operation
  • Sorting defective product
  • Packing and Packaging support at Palletizer systems
  • Problem resolution
  • Break Relief
  • All other duties as assigned by Management



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to operate equipment safely.
  • Working knowledge of measuring devices
  • Safe work history
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with good communication skills
  • Demonstrates attention to details
  • Proven problem-solving experience
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Experience in/ability to complete Safety, Quality and Production documentation
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret written documentation
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Mechanical aptitude with Electrical knowledge a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Must be team oriented with good energy and initiative
  • Ability to work any shift including 12 hour shifts, weekend shifts, holidays, etc.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Prefer mechanical experience in a manufacturing / industrial environment
  • Maintenance mechanic or technical production training certification preferred
  • High School diploma or GED


Computer Skills:

  • Basic skills


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Employee must be punctual and reliable.
  • Availability to work variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Able to work in TEAM environments and self-directed.


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.