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Hot End Shift Supervisor

Company: O-I
Location: Toano
Posted on: January 15, 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.

Your Role

Job Description

Supervises hourly employees in the continuous operation of the plant's hot-end and cold-end production activities. Assists in maintaining focus on overall plant goals, safety, continuous process improvements, good labor relations climate, and outstanding quality and production efficiencies.

The position's emphasis is to provide a committed and high level of technical service, working in

partnership with the Production Manager and other production-related department supervision to

produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency. The Production

Shift Supervisor sets goals to make sure the shops perform at a high level, with the long-term in focus.

Position communicates with other production related, quality and service departments about line

issues and assists with attaining goals.

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensures quality and productivity by monitoring and performing mechanical, visual, and informational system checks.
  • Reviews shift operation and makes decisions and implements actions relative to changes on shifts that may impact processing, procedures, personnel, equipment, and customer requirements.
  • Makes recommendations regarding how plant operations can further improve to meet service, quality, safety and productivity goals.
  • Ensures that all people in work group are adequately trained and are knowledgeable of department procedures.
  • Monitors control charts and reviews process shifts with key personnel.
  • Has knowledge and understanding of all customer requirements.
  • Has knowledge and understanding of plant emergency procedures.
  • Monitors job change progress through work force and assists in quality decisions.
  • Delegates assignments and monitors responsibilities of work groups that effect the throughput, quality and safety of shift operation.
  • Communicates with all shift employees and work groups providing information and instruction as needed to address problems and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Coaches, counsels and disciplines employees as needed per labor contract and sound employee relations practices. Handles 1st step grievances.
  • Responsible for administrative duties involving time records, production reports, general correspondence, absentee and vacation schedules, safety investigations, and disciplinary records.
  • Inputs key shift performance indicators into production database.
  • Ensure correct use of safety equipment and that company safety policies are followed
  • Is qualified in the operation of key informational systems within the process area. Current systems include PIC, MCS, MCSII, VSPC, SAP, WorkBrain, ADP, Lotus Notes, etc.
  • Provides technical assistance on a diverse range of operating parameters to Production Manager, Machine Repair Supervisor, Mold Repair Supervisor, other shift supervisors, machine operators and other production personnel.
  • Investigates low efficiency jobs to determine cause of poor performance.
  • Analyzes blank and mold design, operating temperatures, machine set up, bottle handling equipment, lehr operations, etc. and makes appropriate recommendations / assignments.
  • Makes inspections of forehearth, feeders, machine loading and operation, ware handling, employee job performance, etc.
  • Gives technical advice and assistance during operation and on job changes.
  • Reviews all new incoming job files, specifications and histories.
  • Assists with training of hot end employees.
  • Ensures correct use of safety equipment and insures that company safety policies and practices are followed. Investigates all accidents or safety incidents within the department, ensuring proper "root cause analysis" to provide remedial action to prevent reoccurrence
    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---

      Position Requirements:

      About You
      • High school minimum
      • 1-3 years experience or college education in related major
      • Computer literate through experience or education
      • Specialized or Technical Knowledge
      • Must have significant understanding of process and supervisory skills through work experience or education to effectively manage a shift operation
      • Adequate knowledge of informational systems
        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.

        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 , Hot End Shift Supervisor, Hospitality & Tourism , Toano, Virginia

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