Shift Technician


Rugby, ENG, GB, CV21 1RN

Job ID:  56326
Estimated Travel:  0%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing


4on 4off shift role

  • 2 Days - 7am to 7pm
  • 2 Nights - 7pm to 7am

14 days off every 5 shift rotations (holiday allowance included in shift pattern)

Plus 6 “rota days” per year.




£55,914.44 inclusive of shift allowance plus annual bonus (subject to achievement of set KPIs)

Private health care, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, employee assistance programme


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

We are searching for a Shift Technician to safety run and maintain manufacturing equipment ensuring the smooth and continuous running of the Production Line in order to meet the plant KPI requirements with a product that meets the defined quality criteria.

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


Main Purpose of the Position

To work as part of a shift team in the manufacturing area. To safely run and maintain manufacturing equipment ensure the smooth and continuous running of the production line in order to meet the plant KPI requirements with a product that meets the defined quality criteria. Although the line maintainer may be asked to assist in other areas of the plant on an ad-hoc basis (on a shift or day shift basis), their normal duties are carried out under the instruction of the Shift Manager in their normal work area.


The Line Maintainer reports via the appropriate Process Leader to the Shift Manager.

The main duties depend upon the area in which the maintainer works i.e.


  • Front end Fork truck / Baler
  • Cupper / Bodymaker / Trimmer
  • Washer / Waste treatment
  • Coater / Decorator
  • Inside Spray / Necker /Middle QC
  • Palletiser / Depalletiser
  • Finished pallet inspection / Testing.
  • Warehouse / Back End Fork lift truck


Key Responsibilities:

  • To operate can manufacturing equipment in order to achieve plant KPI targets
  • To maintain the equipment within their area of responsibility in such a condition that quality standards are maintained and downtime is minimized.
  • To carry out the required quality checks within their area of responsibility and to take the necessary corrective actions and report any non-conformities to the Team Leader and the relevant department.
  • To maximise production and minimise spoilage during the manufacturing process.
  • To carry out the necessary safe repairs to equipment as and when required.
  • To carry out the set up checks that may follow maintenance work.
  • To report potential problems to the Shift Manager or relevant Department Heads.
  • To maintain the housekeeping to an exemplary standard and in a safe condition throughout the plant.
  • To maintain safe working practices and comply with any legal environmental and safety requirements and/or checks.
  • On maintenance days, carry out the repairs, preventive maintenance, etc. as directed by the Engineering Department.
  • Use of ancillary equipment i.e. fork trucks (following relevant official training) to perform production line or other duties
  • To promote quality improvement and preventative actions by involvement in continuous improvement activities to meet the KPI objectives
  • Ensure that proper and safe systems of working and means of avoiding dangerous, or potentially hazardous conditions, are adopted.
  • Performs clean-up, painting, and housekeeping duties as and when required or instructed.
  • Cleaning service facilities after use, i.e. canteen, washroom etc.
  • Reworking HFI pallets, and re-sampling of HFI pallets
  • To maintain the quality standards as required by the company.
  • To maintain the production requirements of the Plant and minimise spoilage.
  • To have good communications with management and fellow workers, reporting quality defects, unsafe conditions, manufacturing difficulties, ideas for improvements, etc.
  • To work safely at all times and to report unsafe acts or conditions to their supervisor immediately.
  • To co-operate with relevant environmental, health & Safety legislation and the companies’ environmental, health & Safety management systems and standards
  • Commit to working maintenance days

Professional Requirements


5 GCSE’s or equivalent including Maths and English

Recognised Time Served Apprenticeship

ONC / HNC Qualification or equivalent



English written and verbal

Computer Skills/literacy

Basic Computer Skills


  • Apprenticeship in a Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety work practises.
  • Experience of preventative and planned maintenance on production equipment.
  • Have experience of working on production machinery
  • Experience of repairing spare parts for production machinery
  • The ability and willingness to assist with breakdowns and line conversions.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to work precisely with strong attention to detail.
  • A team player with strong problem solving and analytical skills, with the ability to work alone under their own initiative.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and organise and prioritise their work load.
  • Ability to complete paperwork accurately and thoroughly.
  • A basic knowledge of quality and hygiene systems would be advantageous.
  • Possess an enthusiastic and proactive, goal orientated approach
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending training courses as and when required
  • Flexibility or willingness to travel to other locations

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 Metal Packaging


Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is a leading supplier of sustainable and infinitely recyclable beverage cans to brand owners globally. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group, AMP is an industry player across Europe and the Americas with innovative production capabilities. AMP operates 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 employees with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


AMP is 75%-owned by Ardagh Group and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker AMBP.


About Ardagh Group


Ardagh Group operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing more than 21,000 people with sales of approximately $10 billion. Ardagh Group produces:


· many of the cans and bottles that contain your favourite beverages.

· packaging made from metal and glass – permanent materials that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality.

· more than 160 million containers per day.