Manufacturing Training & Development Program

  • 2481 S Brookside Rd, Lapel, IN 46051, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Operations
  • Location: Lapel
  • Sub Job Function: Operations

Company Description

About O-I

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. 

Job Description

This is a rotational Manufacturing Training & Development Program in our North America factories. 

The work and assignments in a manufacturing plant will be consistent with the outlines of the North America Manufacturing Development Program and the Global Development Program.

The development will provide the foundational knowledge and experiences needed to launch one’s career at O-I and become a future plant leader.

Throughout your rotation through various roles across the business, you will be responsible for the following –

  • Always promote and work to a high degree of safety and environmental consciousness including, compliance with both statutory in-house safety, environmental requirements, conducting hazard identification/risk assessment, workplace inspections, and safety audits
  • Collaborate with members each function and contribute to various business as usual and project-related tasks
  • Collect, collate, analyze and report on data related to role-relevant processes
  • Attend relevant training and assessments as required throughout the graduate program
  • Exhibit a customer centric approach to all aspects of your work
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in safety, quality and efficiency and work with relevant stakeholders to design and implement improvements into standard operating procedure at O-I
  • Bring new engineering insights into O-I’s manufacturing practices
  • Drive communication and collaboration within cross-functional workgroups
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement within the department including training and development of subordinates and ensuring adherence to housekeeping and hygiene standards


Rotation Program/Plan:

Technical Learning

  • Week 1 – Orientation
  • Months 1-4 – Rotations: EHS, Quality, Batch & Furnace, Cold End/Inspection, Plant Engineering, Product Week 1& Mold Design, Job Change, Forehearth & Forming
  • Month 5 – Shift Work Rotation/FMU Rotation
  • Months 6-8 – Specialty Deep Dive – Learning in a specific role, reporting to PNL

Following the 18-month rotational trainee program, relocation will be expected. This relocation would be for a permanent manufacturing leader role in another North American manufacturing location.

Travel Requirements:

Some travel may be required within the North American region (up to 10-15%)


About You:

  • 4-year degree in operations, engineering, ceramics, glass science, packaging, business or other related field of study.
  • Prefer internship and/or co-op experience in a manufacturing or production environment.
  • Strong communication, organization, planning and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency
  • A strong interest and desire to work in a manufacturing environment

O-I Offers:

  • Competitive compsensation
  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement
  • Paid holidays and time off
  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include Medical, Dental, Vision and musch more

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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 protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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