O-I Line Leader - Winston-Salem, NC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Line Leader - Winston-Salem, NC

  • Job ID #:4896

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Winston-Salem, NC

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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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 Line Leader in our Winston-Salem, NC facility.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for managing the total operation of the line (defined as total production line) on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis through the continuous shift operation to maximize production performance within established safety, quality and cost parameters.

A particular emphasis of the role is to facilitate a team culture across all functional and cross functional disciplines for the specific line. Through both formal and informal continuous improvement opportunities, implement and refine improvement ideas to maximize the performance of the line.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Aligns resources in the plant’s personnel (operators, mechanics, etc) to focus on all areas of the process center; i.e. quality assurance, furnace, machine repair, mold shop, general maintenance, cold end, and job change coordinator.

  • Reinforces positive team efforts and embraces Continuous Improvement concepts to ensure workers understand that their work activities are part of a whole and have an impact on the operation and common goals.

  • Motivates the generation of ideas and initiates by discussing them on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Defines initiatives and operations goals with input from other plant personnel to improve overall performance.

  • Develops technical specialized skills and knowledge, as well as team work, continuous improvement and discipline strengths.

  • Develops multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, and awareness of customer oriented common goals and achievements.

  • Make sure local and contractual agreements are followed

  • Responsible for all audit compliance for Quality, Safety, GMP, Procedures, Swabbing and Forming.

  • Ensure correct use of safety equipment and that company safety policies are followed

  • Works with shift foremen to have consistency on all shifts.

  • Assists in developing personnel

  • Defines shop expectations

  • Lead workshops resulting in tangible key performance indicator improvements

  • Deploy the appropriate People / Safety / Quality / Cost / Delivery / Productivity metrics and management routines at all levels of the organization

  • Act as a change agent (leader) to instill a Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement culture on site and in related areas of the company

  • Ensure through audits that tools are appropriately and effectively used

  • Ensure lean principles are appropriately taken into consideration at all stages of the process improvement project

  • Serve as a business change agent leading process improvement initiatives, process redesign activities/projects which will enable the organization to reach the next level of world class operations by implementing continuous improvement-lean manufacturing practices throughout the plant

SCOPE AND IMPACT

The Line Leader is responsible for setting forming and pack goals consistent with corporate goals. It sets goals to make sure the shop performs at a high level, with the long-term in focus. Position communicates with services departments about line issues and assists foremen on attaining goals.

Position Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum requirement of High School Degree or equivalent.

  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Production or Operations Management, Business, or other related disciplines

  • Minimum requirement of 1 year experience supervising/leading people and processes in a manufacturing environment, preferably Glass production.

  • Project Management and/or Lean Certification desired.

  • Significant understanding of Flow Manufacturing concepts that use Continuous Improvement and Kaizen events.

  • Computer literate w/ proficiency in Microsoft Office Products

  • Adequate knowledge of informational systems & ability to analyze data (i.e. PIC, MCS, MCSII, VSPC, SAP, WorkBrain, etc.).

  • Strategic thinker, with clear vision and direction of change management

  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal communication

  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and energize team members

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Tank Production Manager.

Works closely with Continuous Improvement Leader.

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.

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 79 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 the few 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 $6.7 billion in 2016.

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.