O-I Supervisor Mold Machine Repair- Tracy, CA in Tracy, California

Supervisor Mold Machine Repair- Tracy, CA

  • Job ID #:5599

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:

  • Location:Tracy, CA

  • Department:Operations/Manufacturing

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:5 - 7 Years

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Position Description:


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 Machine/Mold Repair Supervisor to join our team at our Tracy, CA plant.


Position is accountable for supervising hourly personnel in all phases of machine and mold repair, maintenance, installation and rebuilds. Responsible for all related design and specification activities.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Plans department work schedules and directs assignment of personnel and equipment. Insures work is completed on time and revises work schedules to reflect changed plant or department priorities.

  • Analyzes operations and makes recommendations relative to changes in organization, personnel, equipment, department policies and procedures. Prepares department’s short and long-range plans.

  • Hires and disciplines employees, supervises training and development of personnel, participates in grievances at the appropriate level and ensures appropriate personnel policies and programs are properly applied.

  • Conducts periodic inspections of forming equipment including feeder mechanisms, bottle machines and various types of bottle handling equipment and takes appropriate action. Is responsible for department’s preventive maintenance program.

  • Reviews bottle quality and mold equipment operating data; analyzes blueprints, job histories, specifications, etc. and makes recommendations relative to equipment operating adjustments and equipment design changes in order to assist with overall bottle quality program.

  • Responsible for plant machines parts inventory to ensure sufficient parts and mold equipment to maintain production while minimizing inventory costs. Also responsible for department’s regular supplies, equipment and materials. Submits requisitions to purchasing and meets with vendor representatives to discuss technical requirements.

  • Conducts regular department meetings. Meets with supervisor and other plant staff to discuss common issues and projects. Has working relationship with Perrysburg machine, mold repair specialists, container engineering, and mold control.

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

  • Develops and administers department budget. Assists with development of 901 requests. Responsible for accurate preparation and maintenance of all department records and reports.

  • Coordinates and directs outside contracting work associated with the machines.

  • Support job changes improvement initiatives

  • Oversees Machine Repair and Mold Maker apprenticeship programs and may oversee plant wide apprentice program

  • Oversees machine repair and provides training to Mfg. Trainee positions for succession planning.

  • Responsible for maintaining equipment critical to the operation of the factory. Lack of knowledge and experience could cause severe manufacturing issues and cause critical damage to the one of the facilities leading assets.

  • Able to recognize failure prior to failing allowing repairs to be scheduled versus being unscheduled thus reducing unneeded down time.

  • Schedules / recommends down time to repair / replace components do to scheduled preventive maintenance plan.

  • Looked at as an expert in the IS machine field and called by other machine repair supervisors for guidance.

  • Supervises and evaluates mechanics, apprentices and support personnel assigned to the machine repair shop

  • Directs and supervises the repair of glass forming machines and associated equipment

  • Responds to emergencies, unscheduled breakdowns and critical production problems preventing the factory from achieving acceptable production numbers


The position’s emphasis is to provide a committed and high level of technical service, working in partnership with the Production Manager, TPM’s, Line Leaders, Process Supervisors and interacts with other O-I facilities to share best practices and design to produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency. Must be familiar with all bottle making processes, (NNPB, 62 Process, 41 Process & B&B). He / she should be competent to direct and oversee the rebuilding and reconditioning of all machine parts and mechanisms used in the various processes.

Position Requirements:


  • High school - Preference with some college.

  • Preference for B.S.M.E.

  • 5-10 years' experience in Mold/Machine Repair

  • Specialized / Technical Knowledge

  • Management skills

  • Supervisory Experience

  • Machinery Experience / Blueprint reading proficiency


This position reports to the Tank Production Manager


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 U.S. on a full-time basis.


  • 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 corp.comm@o-i.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 corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.