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Glass Science Engineer
Job ID #: 2226 Location: Corporate (Perrysburg, OH)
Functional Area: Engineering Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Relocation Provided: Yes
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years

We are currently seeking a Glass Science Engineer to join our Corporate Manufacturing & Engineering team at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.

This position is responsible and accountable for leading or being an active participant on the key multidisciplinary PMO Projects as well as individual discipline projects in the Corporate Manufacturing and Engineering organization. These projects will generally be large and complex in nature.  This will include Engineering, Automation, Operation, and Innovation type projects. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing glass science operational support on specific opportunities for the application of new technologies, innovation, global process, design improvements, and technical support. This position is also responsible for leveraging their expertise to support the Corporate and Regional Manufacturing & Engineering groups as well as Licensees on difficult technical issues.  

(All other duties as assigned)
•Follow a formal project management process while participating on Corporate Engineering & Manufacturing projects that are aligned to the company’s strategic objectives
•Use relevant LSS tools for completion of discipline specific projects
•Participate in R&D/TDSE projects where applicable, including standards meetings
•Participate and support low cost design developments, improvements or opportunities
•Disseminate successful implementation of projects and improvements
•Research and identify potential new technologies, improvement, and cost reduction opportunities
•Participate in workshops and meetings to support the development of the region’s functional leaders, focusing on consistent technical skills that meet the manufacturing process requirements
•Basic networking, maintaining basic interaction to foster Glass Science Fundamentals and information sharing
•SME support for highly complex technical issues, performing remote and/or field technical assistance activities, providing technical reports and/or trip reports as needed
•Provide major project support as a way to develop talent and support extremely uncommon peaks of activity
•Lead engineering work related to new equipment installations, major repairs and/or upgrades to licensee plants. Support on-site activities as required, attending project meetings, reporting on project status and issues, maintaining communication with contractors to effectively execute project tasks.
•Participate in discipline technical reviews of global CapEx projects, where applicable to Glass Science.
•Participate in subject discipline team meetings related to global standards
•Assist in project documentation and deliverables (ex. Procedures, Standards, and Best Practices) are produced and stored in a controlled repository
•Ensure all project output data is comprehensive, accurate and available to incorporate into the Corporate Engineering & Manufacturing Advancement portfolio and governance processes
•Participate in regional engineering and manufacturing activities and research  operational/technical advancement opportunities for our manufacturing organizations

The Corporate Engineering & Manufacturing Advancement Glass Science Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support, engineering solutions and technical specifications as part of the Corporate Manufacturing & Engineering projects. They will be working independently and as part of larger teams teams on complex and larger projects.. Projects will include engineering, operation, automation, quality, EH&S and others and will support the business initiatives.

•Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemical or Ceramic Engineering or Materials Science.
•Minimum of 5 years of experience in plant/industry glass or ceramic related jobs preferred
•English language - Advanced
•Experience in LSS, preferably green belt certification
•Experience in Project Management
•Experience leading technical personnel in a team effort
•MS Office – advanced skills

This position reports to the Glass Science Discipline Leader
This position will have no direct reports:

Up to 20 - 40% domestic and international travel.

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.

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $7.0 billion in 2013 and employs approximately 22,500 people at 77 plants in 21 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. For more information, visit

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