Plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager- Waco, TX

Owens-Illinois Global Glass Waco, TX
Position Description:


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 Plant Engineering & Maintenance Manager to join our team at our plant in Waco, TX.


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 (utilize Grade Progression Justification form)

* 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.


Include a current organization chart; include both old & new org charts for Department reorganizations)

This position reports to the Plant Manager.

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

Combustion Engineer.

Position Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related field required OR equivalent years of experience in an

Engineering role.


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.


* 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 moreā€¦

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.

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.