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Electrical Controls Supervisor

Company: Ardagh Group
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Role Description:

We are currently recruiting for an Electrical Controls Supervisor. The Electrical Controls Supervisor will be responsible for the electrical/PLC department and staff and will provide technical expertise in machine automation and electrical/PLC systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving continuous improvement in electrical/PLC systems and process controls to enhance operating efficiency. They will support consistency and compatibility in the process control program through implementing standards along with training and support of plant electronic technicians.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate Electrical/PLC day-to-day tasks and improvement projects throughout the plant site
    • Hands on involvement in machinery troubleshooting, as needed
      • Provide process control and automation programming and troubleshooting expertise
        • Work in conjunction with maintenance and operations staff to maximize machine performance and improvement
          • Design and implement/manage the update of control systems from old technology to new technology (such as Allen-Bradley PLC-5 systems to ControlLogix)
            • Upgrade and fine tune control systems to improve equipment performance
              • Assist in developing data acquisition and reporting
                • Develop electrical technician crew through mentoring and training
                  • Provide leadership and support for Capital Projects
                    • Maintain electrical shop supplies and spare parts inventory
                      • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material
                        • Establish a working environment which promotes the importance of employees acting with integrity and in an ethical manner
                        • Ensure the execution of key internal controls within the area of responsibility
                        • Demonstrate commitment to the Ardagh core values and policies and procedures

                          • Minimum 5 years of experience as an industrial PLC/Electrician, with at least 2 years in a supervisory role
                            • Experience utilizing a CMMS for work order management
                              • PLC and HMI programming experience
                                • Proven track record of Electrical/PLC equipment troubleshooting, repair and installation
                                  • Experience in developing procedures and implementing best practices in an Electrical/PLC department
                                    • Ability to follow and promote site safety policy and procedures
                                      • Strong Organizational and Leadership Skills
                                        • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment
                                          • Comprehensive understanding of electrical distribution (MCC's, Transformers)
                                            • Comprehensive knowledge of PLC's including advanced programming
                                              • Comprehensive knowledge of variable frequency drives, AC/DC motors and their controls
                                                • Comprehensive knowledge of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation
                                                  • Understanding of wireless technology implementation
                                                    • Detail and results-oriented with strong troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
                                                    • Excellent computer skills - including Microsoft Office
                                                      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.

                                                        For more information on Ardagh Group, visit

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