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Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager - Waco, TX

Owens-Illinois, Inc. - Waco, TX

Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager - Waco, TX




Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager - Waco, TX

Job ID #:5164

Functional Area:Manufacturing

Position Type:Full-Time Regular

Relocation Provided:Yes

Location:Waco, TX


Education Required:Bachelors Degree

Experience Required:7 - 10 Years

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Position Description:

Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of pure, sustainable, healthy glass containers for many of the world's most well-known food and beverage brands. We are looking for a motivated, talented individual interested in a manufacturing leadership role with significant growth opportunity to join our organization as an Plant Engineering and Maintenance Manager and in our Waco, TX facility.


This position is accountable for managing the maintenance of the plant’s production equipment, furnace, electrical systems, building and grounds. Ensures plant is in compliance with environmental and safety regulations.


Grade 9

8-11 years of experience in maintenance or engineering management position

Conducts periodic inspection of all plant systems, equipment, facilities and grounds. Oversees all changes or upgrades.

Ensures preventive maintenance is followed on production equipment by scheduling repairs and upgrades while simultaneously working to maximize plant uptime.

Supervises training of personnel to ensure all crafts (electrical, hydraulic and mechanical) have the required level of expertise. Ensures efficiency and high standards are maintained.

Communicates and directs the application of prescribed safety and environmental regulations.

Consults with and provides information and guidance to engineering personnel on projects related to plant systems, furnace, building and grounds.

Coordinates and directs outside contracting work associated with plant system, furnace and facility.

Prepares estimates and specifications of plant projects, determining crew size, trades involved and materials required to complete projects.

Ensure departmental personnel are properly trained and provided with appropriate development as required

Carry out, with involvement of floor personnel, weekly/monthly workplace safety inspections

Ensure safety corrective actions are implemented

Investigate all accidents or safety incidents within the Plant, ensuring proper “root cause analysis” to provide remedial action to prevent reoccurrence

Champion energy savings initiations

Ensure effective management of department budget

Support job change initiatives to improve performance

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.

May oversee plant apprenticeship program

Grade 10

By Exception only & must be approved by Area Director, Regional HR, & VP Ops

Meeting/Exceeding expectations in current role.

12 year’s experience in maintenance or engineering management position

Plant complexity should be: High # of job changes, difficult product mix, technology, etc;

Successful track record in developing and sustaining preventive maintenance programs;

Ability to develop others with strong attributes to performance management;


The position’s emphasis is to provide a committed and high level of technical service, working in partnership with the Finished Products Manager and Production Manager to produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency

Position Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field required OR equivalent years of experience in an Engineering role.


(Include a current organization chart; include both old & new org charts for Department re-organizations)

This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Direct reports to this position include Maintenance Supervisors, Batch and Furnace Manager, and Combustion Engineer.


There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

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.

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 79 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of the few companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.7 billion in 2016.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

Working at O-I

At O-I, we know that our people differentiate us from our competitors and make our success possible. So we are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes diverse ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Ask any of our 27,000 employees what unites us, and they'll tell you it's our passion for creating iconic, sustainable, beautiful, brand-building glass packaging. Our employees bring craftsmanship, quality and commitment to the creation of every glass container.

Our culture represents a unique combination of Midwest roots and global perspectives. Our employees around the world represent a range of nationalities, languages, customs and lifestyles. As we have grown, we have welcomed many cultures into our family yet remain one O-I, with values that transcend all geographies: safety, passion, teamwork, integrity, excellence, customer centricity and diversity.

For decades we have provided rewarding, stable jobs to thousands of employees around the world. In addition to good wages, we provide employees with a suite of benefits – including health care, retirement and other country-specific amenities. We also sponsor a comprehensive health and wellness program for our employees, and our training and development programs, along with our scale and footprint, provide significant opportunities for growth.

O-I is proud to support the communities in which our people live and work. Our employees around the world give to their communities through volunteerism and community service, and the company supports a variety of organizations and initiatives that advance education, protect the environment and promote arts and culture.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. 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.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. 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.

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Location: Waco, TX

Company Profile:
When we make glass containers, we keep our sustainability goals in mind. Sustainability is good for the environment and good for business too. By reducing energy consumed in our manufacturing processes, we’re improving the way we do business and lessening our environmental impact.