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O-I Batch and Furnace Manager - Tracy, CA in Tracy, California

Batch and Furnace Manager - Tracy, CA

  • Job ID #:6821

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:

  • Location:Tracy, CA

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:3 - 5 Years

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Position Description:

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:

In this role, you will be accountable for supervising salary and hourly personnel engaged in all phases of plant's batch and furnace operation. Your responsibilities will include unloading, storing, mixing, conveying and melting of all batch materials; maintaining and repairing batch & furnace equipment and coordinating furnace rebuilds.

Your emphasis in this role will be to provide direct supervision and leadership of the furnace operations, batch mixing and batch delivery systems through the most efficient use of manpower, equipment and energy to provide high levels of technical service, while working in partnership with the Production and Quality Managers to produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Plans department work schedules and directs assignment of personnel and equipment, ensures work is completed on time and revises work schedules to reflect changed plant or department priorities.

  • Analyzes operations and makes recommendations to supervisor relative to changes in organization, personnel, equipment; department policies and procedures.

  • Hires and disciplines employees; supervises training and development of personnel, participating in grievances; directs safety and good housekeeping and ensures appropriate personnel policies and programs are properly applied.

  • Conducts periodic inspections of all department systems and equipment including furnaces and takes appropriate action. Directs department preventative maintenance program.

  • Assumes a major responsibility for partial and major rebuilds.

  • Responsible for glass quality and supervise all batch, melting and temperate tests and analyses.

  • Operates furnace in accordance with applicable permits

  • Ensures effective management of department’s labor and expense budget

  • Remain consistent with lean six sigma principles, ensure the development of a continuous

  • improvement culture within the Plant by involving relevant salary and hourly workforce in the ongoing identification, development and implementation of improvements to the manufacturing process / performance, ie: implementation of lean six sigma principles.

  • Communicates and directs the application of prescribed safety and environmental regulations

  • Champions energy savings initiations

Reporting Relationships:

In this role, you will report to the Plant Engineer.

Direct reports to you can include the Combustion Engineer.

Position Requirements:

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramic, Chemical, Materials Science or related Engineering field preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization.

  • Grade 7 : 2-5 years of experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing facilityor related field

  • Grade 8 : 5-10 years of experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing facility

  • or related field

  • Grade 9 : 10 or more years of experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing

facility or related field

Travel Requirements

There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • 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.

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.