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Technical Specialist (IS Machine)

Company: O-I
Location: Perrysburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

About O-I

Company Description

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.

Job Description


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Establish close working relationships with manufacturing personnel to ensure safety, process and organizational requirements are met by providing technical training and technical leadership to build factory capability.
  • Identify and direct continuous improvement efforts to improve operational excellence surrounding forehearth maintenance, operation and efficiencies.
  • Lead country group Plant Network Leaders in successful execution of Manufacturing Fundamentals non-negotiables and baseline requirements. Lead the self-assessment and review processes for assigned factories and/or Focus Factories.
  • Lead and participate in the monthly and annual country group and global network meetings related to the discipline and represent the interests of the country group in the global discipline.
  • Lead regional manufacturing facilities in the development of discipline goals and targets and drive teams to perform to those goals through focused reporting and accountability.
  • Interface with Focus Improvement Teams and drive the closure of performance-based action plans to effect turnaround targets for these facilities.
  • Lead the installation and commissioning of IS machine modular exchanges, including oversight of Plant 76 installation teams and cooperation with Forming Electronics and Systems teams involved in the project.
  • Lead and exemplify the core O-I Cares safety principles in and around all plant activities.
    • The Country Group Forehearth Discipline Leader (DNL) is responsible for the implementation of significant improvements in manufacturing capabilities related to IS Machine Repair organizations and IS Machine systems as well as significant improvements in performance across the country group, while ensuring the standardization and execution of GMF best practice processes.
    • It will be important for the DNL to maintain strong relationships globally. The DNL will work directly with Plant Managers, Production Managers, Machine Repair Managers, Forming and Job Change Leaders across the region. The incumbent is required to influence rather than direct. Leadership capability is a large component of this role.


      This role will require up to 50% to 75% travel depending on activity levels and initiatives in the country group. Typically Monday through Friday, but some weekend work/travel can be expected.

      Additional Information

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

      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.

Keywords: O-I, Toledo , Technical Specialist (IS Machine), IT / Software / Systems , Perrysburg, Ohio

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