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Combustion Engineer - Streator, IL #4674322


Company: O-I

Date: 03/14/2018

Category: Healthcare Services

City: Streator, IL

Combustion Engineer - Streator, IL


  • Job ID #:5388


  • Functional Area:Engineering


  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular


  • Relocation Provided:No


  • Location:Streator, IL


  • Department:Engineering


  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree


  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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Position Description:


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 $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.


We are currently seeking a Combustion Engineer to join our team at our Streator, IL plant.


JOB SUMMARY


Position is accountable for efficient and improved combustion glass conditioning systems and increased furnace life through proper control of fuel consumption, heating and melting temperatures. Relieves other department supervisors as required.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES


(All other duties as assigned)


  • Checks regularly all furnace operating conditions, including location of air within tank, location of air within tack dampers, type of furnace flame, wind in refiner areas, temperature gradients, regenerators pressures, amount of dry batch in checkers, checker erosion, amount of waste gas, slag formation, etc. Analyze data and takes corrective action or makes recommendations to supervisor as to further action required.


  • Directs maintenance of various electric motors, gear reduction equipment, environmental control systems, water jackets, batch screw, feeders, etc. Take appropriate correction action.


  • Checks regularly the furnace melting quality. Takes bottle samples and, as required, sends to Engineering for analysis. Receives instructions from Glass Engineering relative to adjustments in batch, temperatures, etc. Also takes a daily bottle sample from each furnace, checks light transmission quality against customer standards and advises supervisor to adjust coloring.


  • Prepares regular and special reports, charts, and tables relative to furnace operations. Includes daily furnace load report, which is used to establish load limits designed to properly balance maximum pull and maximum furnace life. Sets limits in conjunction with supervisor.


  • Responsible for assisting in department preventative maintenance and safety programs. Makes regular inspections; receives notice of problems from other department personnel; issues necessary work orders; follows up to insure completion. .


  • Consults with supervisor, advises and makes recommendations to supervisor concerning methods, procedures, personnel and equipment.


  • Directs activities of the furnace tenders and the hot repair crew.


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


  • Champions energy savings initiations

SCOPE AND IMPACT


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


Position Requirements:


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE


Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramic, Chemical, Materials Science or related Engineering field preferred 1-5 years of experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing facility or related field


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS


This position reports to the Batch and Furnace 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 U.S. on a full-time basis.


WHAT WE OFFER:


  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement


  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match


  • Comprehensive benefits package


  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code


  • Education Assistance program


  • Adoption Assistance program


  • and much more…

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 corp.comm@o-i.com 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 corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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