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O-I ASC Furnace Technician - Streator, IL in Streator, Illinois

ASC Furnace Technician - Streator, IL

  • Job ID #:6977

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:

  • Location:Streator, IL

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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Position Description:

Who we are:

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.

With nearly 27,000 employees and an unparalleled footprint spanning almost 80 plants in 23 countries, O-I is a truly global maker of glass packaging.

From engineering and manufacturing to brand development, design and innovation, we are dedicated to providing unique solutions to exceed our customers’ expectations and fuel consumers’ desire for glass.

Your Role:

As a ASC Furnace Technician you will perform duties in connection with controlling, adjusting, batch handling and mixing equipment and automatic furnace control equipment. In this role, you will maintain glass levels and temperature and record a log of the furnace operation.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Monitors automatic charging and boosting of furnaces with batches to supply raw material to furnace for melting.

  • Controls chargers that automatically charge furnace with raw batch.

  • Maintains glass levels and temperatures in all furnaces. Operate or adjust temperature control settings to maintain proper temperature.

  • Inspects and cleans chargers and checking amount of mixed batch in furnace day bins.

  • Checks level visually, as well as checks operation of automatic level gauge.

  • Reverses fires and air valves whenever automatic system malfunctions or is inoperative.

  • Checks furnaces to determine faulty operation conditions such as hot spots, dirty burners, clogged checkers, and furnace leaks.

  • Takes measures to temporarily correct these conditions; notifies supervision of conditions.

  • Makes changes to correct any defective conditions found and, when necessary, notifies supervision of conditions.

  • Keeps log of Batch and Furnace operation, noting required statistics in log book or log sheets.

  • Takes boosting reading every 2 hours, temperature readings, MSC readings to make sure of accuracy.

  • Sets-up required specifications in the MCS computer.

  • Cleans up bin sensors for accurate readings.

  • Removes, replaces, and seals burners to insure combustion efficiency.

  • Responds to automatic alarms and identifies malfunction, then either corrects operation or notifies maintenance or

  • supervision so proper corrective action can be taken.

  • Check the ASC cooling system.

  • Checks batch mixer seals and bucket elevator bearings.

  • Checks temperatures on furnaces using optimeter

  • Makes minor adjustments and repairs as required, such as unplugging cullet gates, pipes, cullet diverter, sand bin,

  • transfer boxes that may require riding man-lift or elevator.

  • Dumps batches from the monorail system buckets to bins.

  • Assists other department employees as time permits; attends emergency situations such as emergency glass leaks and power failure.

  • As required, operates mixing system on manual basis; weighs colorizer and decolorizers, using small hand scales; checks and adjusts frit feed and stirrer in colorant forehearth.

  • Notify the supervisor and make batch adjustment as necessary.

  • Checks brick wall refractory using optical gun.

  • Performs good housekeeping functions in furnace area.

  • The above statement reflects the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Position Requirements:

About You:

  • 1-2 years in a field or production environment in a technical capacity required

  • 1-3 years working in field or production environment preferred

  • 1-2 years in a supervisory role preferred

  • Experience trouble shooting electro-mechanical systems and process control

  • Knowledge of PLC, Motion Control, Process Control, Robotics

  • Ability to suggest modifications to obtain improved results

  • Able to work with a wide variety of technical personnel and projects

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Half Day Fridays

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

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.