Maintenance Supervisor


Valparaiso, IN, US, 46383

Job ID:  52594
Estimated Travel:  0%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Engineering



Purpose of the Job:

The Maintenance Supervisor manages plant maintenance programs and business metrics, with an emphasis on tooling and mechanical aspects of the plant equipment and operation.  The supervisor is responsible for overall facility and equipment maintenance, as well as the supervision of a team.


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Direct hourly employees to plan and manage maintenance programs and business metrics
  • Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet daily goals.
  • Ensure effective employee relations through coaching and development and resolves employee issues through problem resolution   OR   Confer with management for guidance in resolving employee complaints and or grievances.
  • Read and analyse charts, work orders, maintenance, and production schedules to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensure safe operation of all equipment, trains associates as necessary, and promptly investigates and reports all safety concerns.
  • Develop and/or implement training plans to increase employee skills and capabilities.
  • Involved in Maintenance Planning.
  • Balances safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas with a focus on continuous improvement in all areas.
  • Inspect materials, product, and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.  Determine best problem-solving solution.
  • Ensure Company procedures and policies are enforced.



  • Bachelor’s perfered; preferably in Engineering.
  • At least 3 years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Previous supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a Union environment.
  • Experience in high speed manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of mechanics, tooling, hydraulics and TPM systems.
  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean or other improvement philosophies.
  • SAP preferred.
  • Experience in a union environment is strongly preferred.


Key Job Competency Requirements: 

  • Willing and able to work night shift.
  • Willingness to take charge, offer direction and opinions, and accept feedback.
  • Honest and ethical in all business dealings.
  • Reliable, responsible, and personally accountable for results.
  • Ability to build a team and a positive work environment and yet hold associates accountable for results.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Review the application of manufacturing specifications to maintain quality standards while 
    meeting production schedules
  • Understand and follow procedures and work instruction related to this job function. 
  • Develop and maintain records as required.

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 yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has 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.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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