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Graduate Manufacturing Engineer

Company: O-I
Location: Toano
Posted on: June 22, 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

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 safety audits
  • 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 role-relevant processes
  • Attend relevant training and assessments as required throughout the graduate program
  • Exhibit a customer centric approach to all aspects of your work
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in safety, quality and efficiency and work with relevant stakeholders to design and implement improvements into standard operating procedure at O-I
  • Bring new engineering insights into O-I's manufacturing practices
  • Drive communication and collaboration within cross-functional workgroups
  • 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 technologies
    Position Requirements

    What "deep-dive" career options are available after your initial training rotation?

    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 Environmental Engineer.

    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 skill level.

    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---

      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 people).
      • 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).

        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, Newport News , Graduate Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Toano, Virginia

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