O-I Combustion Engineer - Toano, VA in Toano, Virginia

Combustion Engineer - Toano, VA

  • Job ID #:5322

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Toano, VA

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • 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 Combustion Engineer at our Toano, VA facility.


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.


(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


The position’s emphasis is to provide a committed and high level of technical service, working in

partnership with the Batch and Furnace Supervisor and Maintenance Manager to produce glass

containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency.

Position Requirements:


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


This position reports to the Batch and Furnace Manager.


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.