O-I Technical Writer in Perrysburg, Ohio

Technical Writer

  • Job ID #:5964

  • Functional Area:Publishing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Global HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:5 - 7 Years

Email a Friend

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 the 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.

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire the excitement that comes with a startup? In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to be an intrapreneurial member of a distinctive team focused on developing the future of glass packaging, within an already established Global, Fortune 500 organization.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of this exciting, breakthrough initiative reimagining glassmaking with transformational technology and new processes. Called MAGMA (Modular Advanced Glass Manufacturing Asset), the initiative leverages R&D work that we’ve been pursuing over the last few years to develop new melting technology that opens up a world of possibilities for us.

MAGMA builds on O-I’s history and heritage of innovation, and you will be part of a special team working to enable us to continue pursuing new growth opportunities across categories and geographies.

To learn more about MAGMA please view the video linked below:


Your Role:

This position is responsible for composing, editing and revising a variety of written and visual communication materials in support of the MAGMA initiative. The position requires an experienced individual with a strong technical writing background that can apply written and verbal communication skills to develop technical documents, spreadsheets, training materials, and promotional material. The individual must have the ability to understand complex systems and processes and simplify this into easy to understand concepts. The technical writer will need to interface with cross-functional teams and subject matter experts within the organization to successfully complete the work required by this position.

Technical Writers in this position will develop a broad range of documentation as assigned to support the MAGMA initiatives. This initiative contributes directly to O-I long-term sustainability in improving manufacturing performance and reducing cost

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manages documentation projects, starting from initial planning through writing and editing, reviewing and revising to final delivery of content

  • Collaborate with stakeholders, SME’s, engineers, and management globally to develop technical documents.

  • Edit the material of others and make corrections and improvements as needed to ensure consistency and quality product output

  • Identify, develop, and maintain required manuals, training materials and documentation to support publication of MAGMA documents

  • Interview appropriate individuals to gather the necessary information to compose required documents

  • Develop original content in compliance with company guidelines, procedures and policies to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the documentation deliverables

  • Develop document content that is suitable to the intended audience

  • Develop content suitable for executive communications

  • Conduct review sessions with proper individuals to collect feedback and make necessary revisions prior to the document release

  • Creation and maintenance of scorecards and audit documentation for manufacturing fundamentals disciplines

  • Identify and implement process improvements for document creation and maintenance

Reporting Relationships:

You will report to the MAGMA Program Director. There are no direct reports to this position.

Position Requirements:

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Instructional Design, or related field. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Writing.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience composing visual and written documentation targeting both business and technical audiences.

  • Travel up to 30% In this role, you will work on a Perrysburg, OH team. For the first 6-9 months traveling significantly (up to 40%) to Streator, IL piloting technology and replication efforts

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…

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.