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Machine Repair Journeyman

Company: O-I
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About O-I

Company Description

Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne? A cold beer after a hard day's work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water to quench your thirst? Well, it was probably made by us. We are O-I and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the world.

O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world's best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Job Description

The Machine Repair Journeyman responsibilities:

  • Ensures work is completed on time and revises work schedules to reflect changed plant or department priorities.
  • Analyzes operations and makes recommendations relative to changes in organization, personnel, equipment, department policies and procedures. Prepares department's short and long-range plans
  • Conducts periodic inspections of forming equipment including feeder mechanisms, bottle machines and various types of bottle handling equipment and takes appropriate action. Is responsible for department's preventive maintenance program.
  • Reviews bottle quality and mold equipment operating data; analyzes blueprints, job histories, specifications, etc. and makes recommendations relative to equipment operating adjustments and equipment design changes in order to assist with overall bottle quality program.
  • Responsible for plant machines parts inventory to ensure sufficient parts and mold equipment to maintain production while minimizing inventory costs. Also responsible for department's regular supplies, equipment and materials. Submits requisitions to purchasing and meets with vendor representatives to discuss technical requirements.
  • Conducts regular department meetings. Meets with supervisor and other plant staff to discuss common issues and projects. Has working relationship with Perrysburg machine, mold repair specialists, container engineering, and mold control.
  • Ensures correct use of safety equipment and that company safety policies are followed
  • Develops and administers department budget. Assists with the development of 901 requests. Responsible for accurate preparation and maintenance of all department records and reports.
  • Coordinates and directs outside contracting work associated with the machines.
  • Support job changes improvement initiatives
  • Oversees Machine Repair apprentice program and may oversee plant wide apprentice program
  • Oversees machine repair and provides training to Mfg. Trainee positions for succession planning.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment critical to the operation of the factory. Lack of knowledge and experience could cause severe manufacturing issues and cause critical damage to the one of the facilities leading assets.
  • Able to recognize failure prior to failing allowing repairs to be scheduled versus being unscheduled thus reducing unneeded down time.
  • Schedules / recommends down time to repair / replace components do to scheduled preventive maintenance plan.
  • Looked at as an expert in the IS machine field and called by other machine repair supervisors for guidance.
  • Supervises and evaluates mechanics, apprentices and support personnel assigned to the machine repair shop
  • Directs and supervises the repair of glass forming machines and associated equipment
  • Responds to emergencies, unscheduled breakdowns and critical production problems preventing the factory from achieving acceptable production numbers
    What We Offer At O-I
    • Opportunity for future growth and advancement
    • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match
    • Comprehensive benefits package
    • and much more---

      • High school or GED
      • Journeyman Card
        Additional Information

        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

        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 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: O-I, Winston-Salem , Machine Repair Journeyman, Professions , Lexington, North Carolina

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