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Job Change Specialist - Streator, IL

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 a Job Change Specialist in our Streator, IL facility.
This position is accountable for managing the job change process effectively in order to improve the job change efficiency and improve manufacturing flexibility. Accountable for achieving increased revenues through improved planning and execution of job changes. Position is also responsible for continuous improvement in job change index.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
(All other duties as assigned)
Improve the job change efficiency such that over time the plant will be able to increase the number of job changes performed and in turn increase plant revenue.
Recommend and implement initiatives that will improve productivity and quality.
Manage job change process to ensure the lowest negative impact on production, and quality meets or exceeds customer requirements.
Establish training program to build capability and skills sets of job change crew and supporting departments
Establish effective job change meeting structure and facilitate/participate in job change planning and improvement meetings to identify and facilitate execution of action items
Promote teambuilding within cross-functional areas
Incorporate plant and regional mold standardization programs into reducing the complexity of job changes
Optimize scheduling of Preventative Maintenance during job changes to maximize production uptime
Lead efforts to improve safety during job change activities
Perform root-cause analysis to resolve issues and problems
Utilize LSS Tools to drive job change performance
Ensure accurate job histories are maintained for consistent repeatability
Collect and review data using Global Metrics to benchmark job change performance and analyze trends to identify improvement opportunities
Lead in pursuing, communicating, implementing and creating global job change best practices using a proactive approach
Manage all job change activities for the plant including the scheduling and execution of planned maintenance to ensure optimum utilization of resources in the Hot End and Cold End towards meeting targets
Analyze job change methods and develop and implement improved procedures to minimize downtime and improve product quality
Attend production planning meetings to ensure job change activity does not have an adverse impact on customer requirements
SCOPE AND IMPACT:
Improve job change efficiency and capability to increase plant revenue. Position will work with all departments in plant as well as other JCS and Corporate personnel. Challenges to manage include job scheduling issues with Perrysburg and inter-department conflict. Position will manage the job change process using influence rather than direct authority. Internal relationships are most important €“ peers within the plant and the scheduling department in Perrysburg. Constraints include plant budget and the physical constraints or Engineering of the plant itself and customer demands. The use and development of organizational and team building tools is expected. Position uses Global Metrics to monitor trends and identify performance gaps by benchmarking against comparable plants regionally and globally. This position has a contributory impact on job change efficiency, plant revenue, machine downtime, capital budget for the plant, and overall plant budget.
Position Requirements:
High School diploma minimum
Bachelor's Degree (4 year) €“ Engineering preferred
3-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment that does job changes in tooling or product line or experience in a lean manufacturing environment
Knowledge of the functions and operations of Hot End and Cold End plant and equipment preferred Previous supervisory experience
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
This position reports to the Plant Manager.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
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.
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 80 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 only 57 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 $6.2 billion in 2015.
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 corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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