Frit Mixer And Burner Job Description Sample
Furnace Technician- Streator, IL
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 Furnace Technician to join our team at our plant in Streator, IL.
Performs duties in connection with controlling, adjusting, batch handling and mixing equipment and automatic furnace control equipment. Maintains glass levels and temperature; records a log of the furnace operation.
Monitors automatic charging and boosting of furnaces with batches to supply raw material to the 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 the amount of mixed batch in furnace day bins.
Checks level visually, as well as checks operation of an 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 a log of Batch and Furnace operation, noting required statistics in a 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 ensure 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 an optical gun.
Performs good housekeeping functions in the 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.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
1-3 years working in field or production environment preferred
1-2 years in a field or production environment in a technical capacity – minimum requirement
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
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.
WHAT WE OFFER:
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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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