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Day Quality Technician


Rugby, ENG, GB, CV21 1RN

Job ID:  50813
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Quality

Quality Technician - RUGBY PLANT

Day shift role

Working Monday to Friday 42 hours per week including paid breaks.




At Ardagh Metal Packaging we truly believe that people must be at the center of what we do to provide the best beverage packaging solutions on the market to our customers.


We are searching for a Quality Technician to maintain the quality of all products made at the Ardagh Metal Packaging Rugby site whilst looking for opportunities to improve robustness and simplify a range of processes and testing. Day to day management of the quality analytical equipment and gauges


You will share our beliefs and want to work in an environment based on trust, teamwork and excellence



Key Responsibilities:

  • Physical testing of produce.
  • Maintenance of Quality analytical equipment and gauges.
  • Leading investigation of manufacturing issues through root cause analysis.
  • Proactive involvement in investigation and reduction of customer complaints, non-conforming product and spoilage.
  • Spoilage analysis and reporting recommendations to production managers.
  • Active participation in Continuous Improvement and 6S activities.
  • Running statistical reports daily for morning meeting.
  • Providing statistical analysis of data to Cell Leaders and Shift Managers.
  • Providing support for proofing of new can decorations.
  • Reporting of non-conforming raw materials.
  • Supporting plate making, organization and set up according to production plan.
  • Reviewing current work practices to identify areas in which quality could be improved.
  • Enforcing company policies and procedures, ability to speak to groups and conduct group trainings.
  • Conducting internal inspections for food safety, quality, and processes.
  • Maintain ongoing company compliance with all applicable regulations and 3rd party auditor requirements.
  • Proactive troubleshooting of multiple systems, gauges and equipment.
  • Writing SOPs and training documents.
  • Leading periodic workplace inspections of site area.
  • Ensuring traceability of product through the manufacturing process.


Professional Requirements


A-Level or equivalent in Mathematics.

GCSE or higher in English.

Desirable - Higher level statistical or mathematical qualifications.


Fluent in English (written and verbal)

Computer Skills/literacy

  • Good understanding of Microsoft Excel for use as statistical tool.
  • Good understanding of LIMS software.
  • Ability to learn new software.
  • Good digital curiosity.




  • Working to cGMP standards.
  • Performing effective Root Cause analysis and assigning CAPA.
  • Understanding of Statistical Process Control.
  • Understanding of analytical equipment calibration.
  • High level of organizational skills, including written and verbal communication, creative problem solving.
  • Understanding of data integrity.
  • 2 years previous experience in a Quality Role, preferably in a manufacturing industry.
  • Experience of risk assessment and COSHH principles.




  • Experience of Audit processes.
  • Experience of HACCP principles.
  • Lean Green Belt training.


Company Values

Trust is earned by displaying personal attributes that show we are respectful, reliable, consistent and honest in our approach to others. It is built on mutual respect, personal integrity and transparency.

Teamwork is achieved with collaboration and open communication. Effective teamwork ensures we interact with colleagues in a mutually beneficial way and is important to building a strong business. Teams should be mindful of the impact their decisions have on other teams, and ultimately the business.

Excellence is constantly striving to improve ourselves and the business. It focuses on continuous improvement, innovation and sustainability

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 20,000 people with revenues of almost $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa 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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