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Briquetter Operator


Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27107

Job ID:  49049
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing


Operate industrial truck to perform transportation assignments in designated locations according to prescribed method. Identify and transport material to and from storage areas, cars, or trucks, machines and loading docks. Operate baler. Operate overhead crane.


Identify many types, sizes and labels of finished or in process products, shipping material or other processing materials. Familiarize self with productive capacity of machines or lines and work from schedule and change sheets to assure correct and prompt delivery of items to proper destination.
Collect scrap and/or spoilage and load into baler. Operate baler, remove jams and compacted scrap in equipment. Clean and lubricate baler. Load bales of scrap on return pallets. Weigh and mark scrap pallets. Keep records.
Use hand truck or dollies, work saver or similar powered vehicles. Use hand or automatic strapping equipment to replace or add strapping to loads.-
Handle and pile skids, pallets or drums. Repile spilled loads of materials or product.
Move and replace scrap receptacles located throughout the plant. Segregate, weigh and record scrap for shipment.
Record incoming and outgoing production and supplies.
Load correct finished product into trailers. Insert and fill air bags safe guard product. Install wood dun age and material in trailers per loading specs.
Receive incoming material to proper storage or use location, using lift truck or hand cart.
Notify supervisor of any incidences of recurring equipment malfunctions, discrepancies in shipments, receipts, delays and corrective action taken and of any poor quality material or supplies noted.
Operate equipment and assist production as directed.
Make routine inspections of lift trucks to see that they are properly serviced. Add lubrication and coolant as required or service batteries.
Handle dock board, packages, bracing and strapping. Use tools for bracing trucks and cars.

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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Nearest Major Market: Salem
Nearest Secondary Market: Winston