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Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27107

Job ID:  49046
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Manufacturing



The Millwright makes tools, dies, machine parts or other equipment required for production or maintenance.  Rebuild, repair or overhaul types of can manufacturing and other types of equipment or machine parts.


• 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.
• 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, 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 tasks as directed, including those related to building, machinery and as a support service to production.
• Perform initial set up and try-out of new tooling; noting tool operation and necessary modifications, rework inspection 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.
• Refer unusual or critical needs to supervisor.
• Install and/or change the layout of machines and mechanical equipment in a plant; layout and assemble as necessary, conforming to building codes and similar specifications.  Perform duties such as dismantling, moving, installing or repairing shafting, conveyors, hoists and other equipment. Use measuring devices in constructing machine foundations and installing machines and equipment in correct position.
• Perform metal forming, welding, brazening, guard work, and sheet metal fabrication and installation.  Maintain duct work cleaning and repairing as required.
• Perform repair and maintenance work on industrial and small motorized equipment with gas, diesel, propane and electrical motors.
• Prepare Bill of Materials needed for new work and lays out work and material to be used; estimates completion time, requisitions materials required.  Maintain an inventory of standard machining items.
• Operate machining equipment and assist production as directed.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Conventional machining experience and journeyman card required 
Candidate must have minimum 3 years’ experience in related job, preferably in high speed manufacturing.
Good mechanical/mathematical aptitude.
Ability to understand tolerances.
Ability to interpret written instructions and specifications.
Must be flexible to perform a variety of assignments.
An ability to work a 5-2 or4/3 shift schedule with 12 hour days/nights.
Skill in the operation of machine tools and the use of precision measuring devices.
Ability to read and work from sketches, specifications, and blueprints.
Use precision measuring devices such as height gauges, micrometers, vernier and dial indicators.
Must be familiar with and understand OHSA machine safety standards and demonstrated safety record, including Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) practices.
Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment
Mechanically inclined; familiar with hand tools
Able to stand for a long duration of time, in excess of 8 hours a day
Able to bend over 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 push/pull 100+ of static force
Exposure to heat, cold, vibrations, odors/fumes, and loud noise


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, and loud noise
Willing and able to work overtime weekends holidays and night shifts, if needed

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