Graduate Manufacturing Engineer
Posted on: June 22, 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.
The Manufacturing Graduate will:
As a Graduate Manufacturing Engineer at O-I, you will spend your
first four (4) to six (6) months getting exposure to various roles
and operating procedures within a glass manufacturing facility.
Following this period, we'll determine your specialty deep dive
where you'll receive in-depth training to prepare you for your
first full-time role within the plant. This assignment will be
determined based upon your education/experience, personal interest
and the company needs.
Throughout your rotation through various roles across the business,
you will be responsible for the following -
- Promote and work to a high degree of safety and environmental
consciousness at all times including compliance with both statutory
& in-house safety and environmental requirements and conducting
hazard identification/risk assessment & workplace inspections and
- Collaborate with members each function and contribute to
various business as usual and project-related tasks
- Collect, collate, analyze and report on data related to
- Attend relevant training and assessments as required throughout
the graduate program
- Exhibit a customer centric approach to all aspects of your
- Identify opportunities for improvements in safety, quality and
efficiency and work with relevant stakeholders to design and
implement improvements into standard operating procedure at
- Bring new engineering insights into O-I's manufacturing
- Drive communication and collaboration within cross-functional
- Promote a culture of continuous improvement within the
department including training and development of subordinates and
ensuring adherence to housekeeping and hygiene standards
- Keep up to date with new developments in glassmaking
What "deep-dive" career options are available after your initial
Our Manufacturing Development Program leads to challenging and
rewarding opportunities within O-I. Options for your first role
within O-I would likely include: Combustion Engineer, Process
Specialist, Assistant Quality Manager, Assistant Plant Engineer,
Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, and
Over time, you'll acquire experience that will lead you to even
more opportunities such as: Quality Manager, Batch & Furnace
Manager, Production Manager, Maintenance Manager, Plant Engineer,
Plant Manager and a variety of other Plant, Regional and Global
roles. At O-I, successful careers reflect an employee's ambitions
as well as business needs. We value employee development and have
several processes designed to assess you and help you increase your
What We Offer
- Opportunity for future growth and advancement
- Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution &
- Comprehensive benefits package
- and much more---
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor's or Associates degree in a relevant Engineering,
Operations, or Manufacturing Technology discipline. Desired degrees
include: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Industrial, Chemical,
Manufacturing, Ceramic and Glass Engineering, Maintenance and
Industrial Technology, and Operations Management
- Strong interpersonal skills (desire to lead a team of
- Ability to travel throughout North America.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments
to meet objectives.
- A record of achievement. We want to see what you've
accomplished at school, work or extra-curricular activities.
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
does not sponsor working visas for internships or co-ops).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the nature of your
request and your contact information.
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