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Winston Salem, NC, US

Job ID:  15386
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Permanent
Talent Area:  Engineering

Ardagh Group is a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading food, beverage, and consumer care brands. Ardagh Group has a truly global presence. We operate 100+ metal and glass production facilities in more than 20 countries, employing approximately more than 23,000 people and have global sales of more than $9bn.

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. We are creating an exciting future for Ardagh that is built on our core values of trust, teamwork and excellence and we have opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines across our organisation.



The Machinist is responsible for making machine parts or other equipment required for production or maintenance. The Machinist is also responsible for rebuilding, repairing and/or overhauling all types of can manufacturing and other types of equipment or machine parts.



  • Understands and complies with position related safety SOPs and work instructions, especially for Lockout/Tagout, Chemical Handling, Machine Guarding, Housekeeping, SQF and Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Determine most efficient setup and operation of machine tools, taking into consideration type of material tolerances, types of cutting tools, coolants, lubricants and machine tool speeds and feeds.
  • Participate in the rebuild, repair or overhaul types of can manufacturing and other equipment. Make or repair parts as required.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, work from verbal or written instructions or parts to be copied or fitted to plan setup, and operation on types of basic or specialized machine tools. Determine specifications for inspection of work and using full range of precision measuring and gauging tools to perform required inspection before, during and after machining.
  • Perform welding and brazing as required.
  • Use machinist hand tools.
  • Exhibit a thorough knowledge of mechanical principles involved in repair and overhaul work, including timing, synchronizing and aligning the mechanical action so that under power the assemblies are mechanically coordinated.
  • Set up can manufacturing and other equipment under power testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their source and correcting.
  • Perform Preventative Maintenance inspection of assigned equipment including those related to building machinery and as a support service to production; report findings and take appropriate action. Write and perform maintenance work orders as required.
  • Perform initial set up and tryout of new tooling, noting tool operation and necessary modifications, rework, inspect and repair in production machinery. Remove and install production dies as assigned and keep them in repair. Maintain production tooling by replacement and grinding worn tools, such as rings and punches.
  • Inspect work record disbursement of tools and recommend purchase of necessary stock and supplies. Maintain an inventory of standard mill items.
  • Set up and operate manual lathes, manual milling machines, precision grinders, drill presses, band saws and other powered metalworking tools to machine parts to specified dimensions within .0003".
  • Operate equipment and assist production as directed.



  • Minimum 5+ previous mechanical/fast-paced manufacturing experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Demonstrated mathematical and mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and equipment of the machinist trade. Knowledge of the machining qualities properties and uses of various metals, such as aluminum brass steel cast iron and stainless steel as well as nonmetallic materials.
  • Skill in the operation of machine tools and the use of precision measuring devices.
  • Proven skills in layout parts fabrication blue print reading metal and materials rigging mechanical principles and repairs operation of machine tools



  • Able to stand for a long duration of time, in excess of 8 hours a day
  • Able to bend and rotate body repeatedly
  • Able to lift 50 pounds floor to waist
  • Ability to squat for 2+ minutes at a time
  • Able to move wrists for fine movements
  • Able to pushpull 100+ of static force
  • Exposure to heat, cold, vibrations, odors/fumes and loud noise
  • Willing and able to work overtime weekends holidays and night shifts, if needed


Our Vision and Values
The people that make up Ardagh Group share much more than a strong brand and an excellent reputation. We each share a common vision: to be the preferred packaging partner to the world’s leading brands. We will achieve our vision by delivering customer innovation, providing an inspirational environment for our people and creating sustainable value for our business through its growth and development.

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.

For more information on Ardagh Group, visit www.ardaghgroup.com.