Batch & Furnace Manager

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We are currently seeking a Batch & Furnace Manager to join our team at our manufacturing facility in Muskogee, OK.
Position is accountable for supervising salary and hourly personnel engaged in all phases of plant's batch and furnace operation. Responsibilities include unloading, storing, mixing, conveying and melting of all batch materials; maintaining and repairing batch & furnace equipment and coordinating furnace rebuilds.
(All other duties as assigned)
Plans department work schedules and directs assignment of personnel and equipment, ensures work is completed on time and revises work schedules to reflect changed plant or department priorities.
Analyzes operations and makes recommendations to supervisor relative to changes in organization, personnel, equipment; department policies and procedures.
Hires and disciplines employees; supervises training and development of personnel, participating in grievances; directs safety and good housekeeping and ensures appropriate personnel policies and programs are properly applied.
Conducts periodic inspections of all department systems and equipment including furnaces and takes appropriate action. Directs department preventative maintenance program. Assumes a major responsibility for partial and major rebuilds.
Responsible for glass quality and supervise all batch, melting and temperate tests and analyses.
Operates furnace in accordance with applicable permits
Ensures effective management of departments labor and expense budget
Remain consistent with lean six sigma principles, ensure the development of a continuous improvement culture within the Plant by involving relevant salary and hourly workforce in the on-going identification, development and implementation of improvements to the manufacturing process / performance, ie: implementation of lean six sigma principles.
Communicates and directs the application of prescribed safety and environmental regulations
Champions energy savings initiations
The positions emphasis is to provide direct supervision and leadership of the furnace operations, batch mixing and batch delivery systems through the most efficient use of manpower, equipment and energy to provide high levels of technical service, while working in partnership with the Production and Quality Managers to produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency. Responsible for technical competence, knowledge and skills necessary for the overall performance for the batching and furnace operations.
Position Requirements
Bachelors Degree in Ceramic, Chemical, Materials Science or related Engineering field preferred
5-10 years of experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing facility or related field Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization
SAP experience strongly preferred
Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization.
This position reports to the Plant Engineer. Direct reports include batch and furnace hourly employees.
There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.
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Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
About O-I:
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 www.o-i.com.
O-I's Glass Is Life movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging in key markets around the globe. Join us in the #betteringlass conversation at www.glassislife.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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