Posted on: January 16, 2022
Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne? A cold
beer after a hard day's work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water
to quench your thirst? Well, it was probably made by us. We are O-I
and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the
O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure,
sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world's
best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high
quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food,
non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
As a Forming Specialist, you will be responsible for performing
technical duties and developing techniques to correct low
efficiency jobs and to correct hot end operating defects. In this
role, you will have a broad responsibility of improving overall
The Forming Specialist Will
Analyzes basic forming process data points, including but not
limited to blank temperatures, gob length, front zone glass
temperatures, gob weight controller settings, XPAR IR-D reports and
commonly manipulated timing values for deviations and suggests
corrections as necessary.
Tracks performance of jobs and works with other plant subject
matter experts to determine root cause and corrective actions for
low performance or poor quality.
Inspects ware from active production lines daily for issues with
appearance and defects, reports issues to appropriate personnel and
assists with remediation activities.
Provides basic support to stabilize and improve job performance
during job changes.
Provides basic scheduling and technical support during common
preventative maintenance activities including but not limited to
section unit changes, section PMs, expendable refractory
replacement, combustion filter replacement, conditioning burner
maintenance and mechanism replacement.
Ensures that plant safety rules, company policies and procedures
are adhered to and enforced.
Provides forming technical support and assistance to the Production
Manager, Mold and Machine Repair Supervisor, Shift Leaders, FMU
Leaders, Tank Leaders and other production personnel.
Analyzes advanced forming process data points including but not
limited to complete refiner and forehearth temperatures,
combustion, machine cooling curves and slopes, complete machine
timing maps across all plant processes, air pressures, machine
water and lubrication settings and suggests changes to improve
process stability and efficiency.
Manages training skills matrices and assists in training of new hot
Oversees and manages job change paperwork, creation & maintenance
of job histories, and provides advanced technical assistance in job
change startup and stabilization to achieve plant PTPS and JCI
Spot checks mold equipment for abnormal ware or condition issues
relating to process and setup issues on I.S. machine
Provides basic support in use and setup of forming process control
systems including but not limited to inverters, drive systems,
servo systems, DPCC's, sweep out systems and weight
Has proficiency in bottle handling & systems such as sweep outs,
curve chain transfers, lehr loaders and machine conveyors.
Works closely with Batch and Furnace, Mold and Machine Repair,
Quality and Batch and Furnace to suggest improvements to bottle
design mold equipment to improve efficiency, reduce weight and/or
Provides advanced knowledge and support of technically advanced hot
end operations including but not limited to servo mechanism tuning
and troubleshooting, machine flexing, new job timing / event
mapping / setup, spout changes, forehearth controller tuning,
combustion inspirator maintenance.
Plan and present future requirements including training to ensure
the Plant keeps abreast of current trends in technology and
processes to achieve an efficient operation.
Provides long term strategy for improvement of forming operations
to achieve budgetary and performance goals.
Consistently investigates lowest efficiency jobs, engages other
facilities to determine process changes required to improve
performance, leads forming team members to execute changes and
tracks / reports performance improvements to leadership.
Fully engaged and proficient in continuous improvement
methodologies such as lean manufacturing & six sigma and utilizes
these tools to deliver measurable value.
The Forming Specialist should have:
High School diploma required
Min 7 years of glass forming experience with journeyman card.
An understanding of mold repair and machine repair technology and
their relationship to Forming function.
Problem solving skills and the ability to develop people
What We Offer
Opportunity for future growth and advancement
Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution &
Comprehensive benefits package
and much more---
If you are smart, passionate, innovative, culturally open, curious
and collaborative, we'd like to hear from you.
O-I is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that
attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creates a culture
that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while
encouraging growth and rewarding performance.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or
without reasonable accommodations.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a
medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order
to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact
O-I at email@example.com and let us know the nature of your
request and your contact information.
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