O-I Production Shift Supervisor - Waco, TX in Waco, Texas

Production Shift Supervisor - Waco, TX

  • Job ID #:4472

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Waco, TX

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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Position Description:

We are currently seeking a Production Shift Supervisor for our manufacturing plant in Waco, TX.

Supervises hourly employees in the continuous operation of the plant's hot-end and cold-end production activities. Assists in maintaining focus on overall plant goals, safety, continuous process improvements, good labor relations climate, and outstanding quality and production efficiencies.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Ensures quality and productivity by monitoring and performing mechanical, visual, and informational system checks.

  • Reviews shift operation and makes decisions and implements actions relative to changes on shifts that may impact processing, procedures, personnel, equipment, and customer requirements.

  • Makes recommendations regarding how plant operations can further improve to meet service, quality, safety and productivity goals.

  • Ensures that all people in work group are adequately trained and are knowledgeable of department procedures. Monitors control charts and reviews process shifts with key personnel.

  • Has knowledge and understanding of all customer requirements.

  • Has knowledge and understanding of plant emergency procedures.

  • Monitors job change progress through work force and assists in quality decisions.

  • Delegates assignments and monitors responsibilities of work groups that effect the throughput, quality and safety of shift operation.

  • Communicates with all shift employees and work groups providing information and instruction as needed to address problems and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Coaches, counsels and disciplines employees as needed per labor contract and sound employee relations practices. Handles 1st step grievances.

  • Responsible for administrative duties involving time records, production reports, general correspondence, absentee and vacation schedules, safety investigations, and disciplinary records.

  • Inputs key shift performance indicators into production database.

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

  • Is qualified in the operation of key informational systems within the process area. Current systems include PIC, MCS, MCSII, VSPC, SAP, WorkBrain, ADP, Lotus Notes, etc.

  • Provides technical assistance on a diverse range of operating parameters to Production Manager, Machine Repair Supervisor, Mold Repair Supervisor, other shift supervisors, machine operators and other production personnel.

  • Investigates low efficiency jobs to determine cause of poor performance.

  • Analyzes blank and mold design, operating temperatures, machine set up, bottle handling equipment, lehr operations, etc. and makes appropriate recommendations / assignments.

  • Makes inspections of forehearth, feeders, machine loading and operation, ware handling, employee job performance, etc.

  • Gives technical advice and assistance during operation and on job changes.

  • Reviews all new incoming job files, specifications and histories.

  • Assists with training of hot end employees.

  • Ensures correct use of safety equipment and insures that company safety policies and practices are followed. Investigates all accidents or safety incidents within the deparment, ensuring proper “root cause analysis” to provide remedial action to prevent reoccurrence.

Position Requirements:


The position’s emphasis is to provide a committed and high level of technical service, working in partnership with the Production Manager and other production-related department supervision to produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency. The Production Shift Supervisor sets goals to make sure the shops perform at a high level, with the long-term in focus. Position communicates with other production related, quality and service departments about line issues and assists with attaining goals.


  • High school minimum 1-3 years experience or college education in related major Computer literate through experience or education Specialized or Technical Knowledge:

  • Must have significant understanding of process and supervisory skills through work experience or education to effectively manage a shift operation.

  • Adequate knowledge of informational systems.


(Include a current organization chart; include both old & new org charts for Department re-organizations)

This position reports to the Production Manager. Direct reports to this position are hourly employees in production departments (hot end).


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

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 $6.2 billion in 2015 and employs 27,000 people at 80 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. For more information, visit o-i.com at http://www.o-i.com/ .

O-I's Glass Is Life™ movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging in key markets around the globe. Learn more about the reasons to choose glass and join the movement at www.glassislife.com at http://www.glassislife.com/ .

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.