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Load Center Manager


Sapulpa, OK, US

Job ID:  37244
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Manufacturing


This is a hybrid Production/Maintenance position responsible for managing the daily Operation and Maintenance activities of the Load Center to improve Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Equipment Reliability in the area.



  • Manage load center for efficient effective Operation and Maintenance of all ware handling/conveying equipment:
    • palletizers
    • bulk and carton banding
    • strapping equipment
    • transfer car system
    • stretch wrappers
    • and Laser Guided Vehicles LGV
  • Manage job change activities associated with load center equipment and maintain setupjob history information on that equipment.
  • Interact with production and maintenance employees assigned to the load center in order to ensure efficient reliable operation of all load center equipment.
  • Act as a liaison between production and maintenance employees to ensure they are communicating and working together to maximize the load center operation.
  • Implement continuous improvement processes through problem-solving planning and corrective actions.
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices in order to meet plant and customer expectations.
  • Must ensure that all personnel under supervision practice good safe working habits.
  • Direct counsel and train employees as needed to include standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Ensure proper use of the Asset Reliability Management ARM program as it relates to Load Center operation preventive and predictive maintenance and the prioritization/scheduling of work orders.
  • The load center manager will also be part of the plant maintenance weekend rotation therefore a strong engineering/maintenance aptitude is required.
  • Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policies/programs within Department responsibilities.



  • Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of an Associate's Degree in an engineering field or a High School Diploma with five (5) years engineering or maintenance experience and at least two 2 years of prior management experience.
  • Must have very strong communication skills with good team dynamics and possess strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be computer literate in spreadsheets and Microsoft Office.

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 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

•    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!

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma