O-I Light Plate/Palletizer - Kalama, WA in Kalama, Washington

Light Plate/Palletizer - Kalama, WA

  • Job ID #:5985

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Location:Kalama, WA

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:Less than 1 year

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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 the Palletizer/Light Plate Operator you will be responsible for sitting at the light plate at assigned times to monitor quality, reports defects, analyses, and projects from gauging equipment and report to Lehr Quality Control and relieves other operators as necessary.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots and corrects equipment operating problems.

  • Monitors and loads equipment with consumables required for packaging and palletizing (case blanks, case dividers, tier sheets, pallets, banding material, rolls of shrink wrap material, printer cartridges, labels, etc.)

  • Monitors light plate for quality and communicate results.

  • Safely and properly starts up and shuts down equipment and systems using plant procedures.

  • Shuts down emergency equipment and systems as required to standard.

  • Re-starts equipment and systems from an emergency shutdown state.

  • Responds to equipment alarms as required.

  • Makes timely job change adjustments to packaging and palletizing equipment for product being manufactured.

  • Operates bulk palletizer and wrap machine.

  • Tracks and verifies product and packaging quality for each job change and customer shipment.

  • Monitors consumables inventories in order to maintain proper quantities for uninterrupted production.

  • Makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and field instrumentation as needed to maintain production and equipment reliability and accuracy.

  • Conducts routine procedures during equipment operation, including completion of rounds checklists.

  • Reads written work directives and procedures and conducts appropriate work activities as a result.

  • Maintains clearly written logs describing status of equipment operation and abnormalities in areas of job’s responsibilities, and record shift activities.

  • Attends safety meetings, training sessions and other plant meetings as required as assigned.

  • Provides on-the-job training to new employees.

  • Cleans and maintains all work areas.

  • Displays excellent communication skills by radio and telephone including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with customers and coworkers and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.

  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.

  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

  • Works cooperatively as a team member and respectfully takes direction from Manager.

Position Requirements:

About You:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); experience working in an industrial/manufacturing environment for a minimum of one year.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write sample correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees of the organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Has the minimal skills necessary to operate a computer. Needs to be able to log on to a computer system, navigate in windows, perform simple tasks within applications and enter information into a database.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Needs to have the ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • This position does not require any certificates, licenses, or registrations.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus while performing the duties of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance.

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…

If you are smart, passionate, innovative, culturally open, curious and collaborative, we’d like to hear from you.

O-I is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creates a culture that welcomes a diversity of ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

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.

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 hr.recruiters@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.