O-I Packaging Technology Co-Op Summer, 2018 in Global HQ - Perrysburg, Ohio

Packaging Technology Co-Op Summer, 2018

  • Job ID #:5300

  • Functional Area:Manufacturing

  • Position Type:Intern or Other Job Types

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Location:Global HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Research & Development

  • Education Required:High School Diploma

  • Experience Required:None

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Position Description:

R&D Co-op – Packaging Technology

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 $6.7 billion in 2016 and employs more than 27,000 people at 79 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.

We are currently seeking candidates for a R&D Co-op position in Research & Innovation, Packaging Technology. This position will be located in our world headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.

Your Co-op experience with O-I will provide challenge, broaden your exposure to our industry and our organization, and give you a strong foundation in glass science. As you continue to grow, you’ll take on more independent work, acquire a skill set that contributes to your group’s success, and help shape our future.

We think you’ll thrive if you are:

  • Skilled at Building Partnerships: You enjoy collaborating and building relationships as you work toward a common goal. You actively engage team members by soliciting input and enhancing ideas to achieve a great result.

  • Solutions Oriented: You are a self-starter. You take initiative to evaluate options and employ sound analysis and judgment before choosing your course of action. You consider the facts, potential benefits and consequences when taking action.

  • Able to Apply Learning: You readily assimilate new information, put it to practical use and continue learning through trial and error.

  • Naturally Curious: You want to know how things work.

  • Comfortable Defining your Path: You are not limited by a structured, predefined path. You know where you want to go and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to get there.

  • Geographically Mobile: You are interested in a career that takes you to multiple locations as you advance.

Position Requirements:

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Sophomore or junior in an engineering or design discipline .

  • Knowledge of fundamental engineering principles, design principles, basic calculations and data analysis

  • Willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic environment

  • Knowledge or course work in 3D design is a plus but not required

  • Strong interpersonal skills: Well-spoken, professional demeanor. Able to interact with all levels of the organization including management and non-technical staff.

  • A record of achievement. We want to see what you’ve accomplished. Show us examples from school, work or extra-curricular activities.

What you will do on a day-to-day basis:

You will participate in an ongoing assignment with the Packaging Technology Team.

Under the direction of the Project Manager, this position supports the Packaging Technology team within the R&D group and contributes by providing support for a new technology in development on the path to commercialization. Tasks are assigned based on capability and stretch goals for the Co-Op Engineering Student.

This position performs a broad range of design, fabrication, testing and data entry functions. These initiatives contribute to O-I’s desire for speed to market and protected intellectual property. While your specific duties may vary, you can expect to do the following:

  • Collect and ship prototypes and glass samples to all regions around the world with an awareness of international regulations and restrictions.

  • Maintain inventory count of innovation samples in the warehouse.

  • Work with lab technicians and project managers to conduct tests and collect data for further analysis.

  • Facilitate lab test method development and functional testing including data analysis and technical reporting.

  • Generate and stimulate ideas through brainstorm participation, concept development and execution of learning plans to meet project objectives.

  • Ability to learn basic intellectual property protection techniques, manufacturing processes and techniques, and project management skills.

  • Support project managers where needed to make the best use of time and resources.

  • Approach all tasks with attention to detail and a desire to learn.

What career opportunities are available?

At O-I, successful careers reflect an employee’s ambitions as well as business needs. We value employee development and have several processes designed to assess you and help you increase your skill level.

Potential career opportunities at O-I include: Associate Project Manager or other engineering based functions with Packaging Technology or Research & Development.

What do we offer?

  • Opportunity to make an impact

  • Learn about innovation from a dedicated mentor

  • Grow and challenge yourself

  • Consider a future career with O-I

For consideration, please apply at www.o-i.com/careers .

Students must be eligible to work legally in the U.S.

(O-I does not sponsor working visas for internships or co-ops).

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.