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Plant Engineering Manager Metals at ARDAGH GROUP in Whitehouse, OH

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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 109 glass and metal manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, employing approxmately 23,500 people and have global sales of approxmately US$8.2 bn.

At Ardagh we have a reputation for innovation; pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. The unprecedented growth of our business has been driven by our unrivalled expertise, obsession with quality and commitment to continuous improvement.

We strongly 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 organization.

For more information on Ardagh Group, please visit www.ardaghgroup.com
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The Plant Engineering Manager is accountable for the management planning training and coordination of the Maintenance Department. Direct report to the Manager is the Supervisor and the hourly associates assigned to the maintenance shop storeroom. This role supports plant safety environmental quality production and cost goalsmetrics. The Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager. To manage plan and coordinate the activities of the Maintenance Department supporting plant safety environmental quality production and cost goals. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Ensure safe operation of all equipment trains associates as necessary and promptly investigates and reports all safety concerns. Ensures 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. Develop maintenance plans and activities. Managing the repair materials budget and spending. Direct review and approve design and changes to the equipment or the facility. Complete budgets and requests for funding in support of plant needs. Plan coordinate and manage the activities of hourly associates engaged in the maintenance production and project work in canend production. Analyze charts work orders historical data maintenance and production schedules in order to meet customer requirements and set dailymonthly preventative maintenance activities. Plan and establish maintenance schedules assignments to meet production sequences to meet daily goals. Create and follow up on the maintenance day schedule. Order and inspect materials parts and equipment to detect defects or malfunctions. Determine best problem solving solution. Ensure all associates adhere to maintenance production and processing standards. Ensure all Company procedures and policies are enforced. Monitor work order system parts inventory using SAP and other systems. Provide performance reviews as necessary. Bachelor s degree preferably in Engineering. At least 5 years working in a high speed manufacturing environment as a manufacturing maintenance manager or supervisor. Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials production equipment and processes quality control and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Administrative and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning resource allocation employee relations leadership techniques in the coordination of people and resources. Mechanical Knowledge of machines tools including their designs uses repair and maintenance. Electrical knowledge of PLC Logic and Programming and IT systems. Understanding of analytical tools in making data based decisions. Understanding of reliability tools for asset utilization. SAP preferred. Experience in a union environment is strongly preferred. Experience with Six Sigma Lean or other improvement philosophies. KEY JOB COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS Ability to lead take charge offer direction opinions and accept feedback. Ability to manage and lead others in crossfunctional environments. Honest and ethical in all business dealings. Reliable responsible and personally accountable for results. Ability to build a team spirit on a number of levels and positive work environment. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to influence others. Excellent knowledge of systems and their application in a maintenance setting. Develop and maintain records as required.


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.

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