Inspection and Packaging Specialist



Perrysburg, OH
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

About O-I

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

This position is responsible and accountable for performing operational technical support functions involving Inspection and Packaging related processes and systems, focused primarily on providing operational solutions or improvement developments to the company that shall result in lower operating cost, efficient capital investment and greater speed to market. Participates on key projects within Global Engineering and Global Manufacturing Excellence that are aligned to the company’s strategic objectives.

You will:

  • Develop global documentation including Work Instructions, MSDR’s, Procedures etc regarding inspection and packaging operations & maintenance. In addition, developing standards related to safety and operations, aligning with the Inspection & Packaging Network.
  • Participate in inspection and packaging workshops to support the development of the region's functional leaders, focusing on development of consistent technical skills that meet the manufacturing process requirements.
  • Collaboration with the other disciplines to ensure alignment particularly with the Global Quality team.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Global Quality requirements, operating principles and how they relate to the inspection equipment.
  • Leading/participating in discussions with 3rd party suppliers such as Tiama to identify improvement opportunities and evaluate/validate solutions and new technologies.
  • Operational and technical assistance for highly complex technical issues for the inspection, product handling and packaging areas. Performing remote and/or field technical assistance activities, providing training, face to face or virtual to improve capability in the Country Group. Write technical reports and/or trip reports as needed.
  • Provide major project support to the Regions as a way to develop talent and support extremely uncommon peaks of activity.
  • Provide operational and technical support to our Licensees and JV’s for cold end inspection and packaging.
  • Support efficient and effective utilization of capital through efforts focused on new technology assessment, project technical reviews (in as-needed basis from the regions), low cost equipment development. Capturing Voice of Business for R&D identifying improvement opportunities.
  • Understanding glass container inspection and packaging needs. Knowledge of the day to day requirements of operating the cold end area of a manufacturing plant and the ability to identify operational gaps and improvements.
  • Working knowledge of GMIS as it pertains to Inspection roles.

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
  • Education Assistance program
  • and much more…


The Inspection and Packaging Specialist should have:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical, Electromechanical, Mechatronics desired
  • Associates Degree (2 year technical college) in Electrical, Electromechanical, or Mechatronics required
  • 5+ years’ experience in plant / industry related jobs
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken). A second language is desired
  • MS Office skills – Advanced
  • Computer and networking knowledge
  • High mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • “Hands on” attitude
  • Experience with vision inspection systems.  Desired experience with vision inspection systems for glass containers
  • Experience with Product Handling concepts, layouts, and packaging equipment typically found in a glass plant
  • Desired Basic CAD capabilities
  • Desired experience in Project Management
  • Desired LSS Certification
  • Desired PLC troubleshooting and programming experience

Next Steps:

If you are smart, passionate, innovative, culturally open, curious and collaborative, we’d like to hear from you.

O-I is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creates a culture that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

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 [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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