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Sr. Furnace Operations Engineer at ArdaghGroup

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Location: Fishers, Indiana

Job Description:
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.

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  • Responsible for providing plant support and auditing operations in the Batch and Furnace areas.
  • Developing operating procedures and process improvements.
  • Directing and implementing furnace repair projects and trouble shooting operating problems and emergencies.
  • Monitor and guide plant Batch and Furnace operations through data review email and regular phone contacts.
  • Plan and direct hot repairs to the furnace and cold repair glass drains and heat ups.
  • Participate in furnace cold repair design improvement efforts.
  • Troubleshoot operating problems.
  • Investigate process improvements to procedures or facility equipment utilizing internal and external resources.
  • Conduct formal audits and monitor facilitate corrective actions.

An Undergraduate Degree in a technical field preferably engineering or science. Five 5-10 years experience in a similar position or in Batch and Furnace is preferred. An understanding of glass formulation and furnace design principals is desired. Knowledge in hot repair, furnace overcoating, and oxy-fuel/regenerative furnace experience is required. Must be a creative innovative and analytical sound individual and be able to make statistically sound decisions. Must have a working knowledge of statistical analysis and proficient skills in Microsoft Applications. Requires strong communication and interpersonal skills for all levels of the organization. Must have strong planning and organization skills be detail oriented and have the ability to identify problems and make recommendations.

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.