Forehearth Specialist

Forehearth Specialist


Forehearth Specialist

Details of the offer

Who we are:
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 world.
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.
With nearly 27,000 employees and an unparalleled footprint spanning almost 80 plants in 23 countries, O-I is a truly global maker of glass packaging.
From engineering and manufacturing to brand development, design and innovation, we are dedicated to providing unique solutions to exceed our customers? expectations and fuel consumers? desire for glass.
Your Role:

As a Plant Forehearth Specialist you will be accountable for the overall operations and Maintenance of the forehearths to deliver quality glass to the IS Machine, supervising the feeder personnel responsible for the day to day activities required to maintain the plants forehearths, glass conditioning and glass job change set up. This includes all requirements from the refiner, alcove, forehearth, conditioning zone, feeder and delivery management.

The Forehearth Specialist will be responsible to the ongoing management of the forehearth for operations and maintenance requirements defined in GMF as a minimum while managing the feeder personnel on the day to day activities to maintain quality glass and the associated changes needed for job changes. It is critical for this the Forehearth Specialist to stay connected both internally with the Line and Job change leads understanding the needs and external with the Forehearth network to continually advance the forehearth discipline.

Your Responsibilities:
Lead all aspects of EH&S improvement processes as defined by the company related to forehearth assists and operations. This includes, but not limited to risk assessments, Walk and Talks, hazard identifications, safety training and accident investigation
Manage all aspects of the forehearth operations to ensure optimal glass conditioning at all times utilizing the GMF disciplines and staying connected to both your direct Manager and Line leaders on status and activities to drive performance
Maximize resource utilization of the feeder personnel to both maintain the forehearth operations and lead the necessary changes required based on the specific job set up during the job change process glass and gob delivery
Lead the forehearth maintenance program on all forehearths as defined in GMF with all tools made available for the feeder personnel to execute in accordance with the established schedule
Play an active role as the Plant Network Leader (PNL) in the regional and Global Forehearth Network keeping up to date on new developments and connecting with other PNLs to leverage the Forehearth knowledge available
Management of the refractory requirements to maximize operational life in accordance with the replacement schedule and ensuring adequate spares stored in the correct conditions to avoid contamination.
Active participation in the relevant plant meetings as defined by leadership. This includes job on/off, pre and post job change, maintenance and associated meetings to drive factory performance
Ongoing visibility and cost center management of all costs associated to forehearth operations

Position Requirements:

About You:
A bachelor degree is not necessary for this role (unless someone comes through)
We are after someone with a community college qualification with good analytical skills
We will define the training needs internally

What We Offer:

Opportunity for future growth and advancement
Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match
Comprehensive benefits package
Relaxed and contemporary dress code
Education Assistance program
Adoption Assistance program
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.
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 ********** and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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