Systems Controls Engineer

Perrysburg, OH, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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O-I crafts the iconic as the world’s leading glass bottle manufacturer

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Company Description

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.

Job Description


  • Develop new systems, validate and operationally test them.
  • Review technology and application portfolio and identify technology roadmap for future data, control and automation systems.
  • Develop test methods to confirm system and component capabilities and work with the engineering staff on implementing  them.
  • Integrate 3rd party solutions into O-I processes.
  • Implement new features and develop modifications to existing systems.
  • Validate new features and modifications and operationally test them.
  • Lead the effort to evaluate existing product lifecycles and work with management on transition planning when necessary.
  • Review and identify best solution(s) to address component obsolescence issues and system enhancement opportunities.
  • Develop business proposals, project scopes, functional specifications, project execution plans, and project/product reports.
  • Interface with plants and regional network leaders.
  • Incorporate high safety standards in all activities.
  • Develop tools and resources to evaluate and/or troubleshoot systems, products, components, and applications.
  • Coordinate and direct internal and 3rd party technical resources to accomplish strategic projects and tasks.
  • Lab setup.
  • Documentation.



This position is responsible for the development, deployment and sustainment of current and future glass container manufacturing systems used throughout our operations globally.

This position will impact the automation, reliability, stability, safety and cost of our glass manufacturing operation.




  • Bachelor of science in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of design experience with motion control and/or process control applications.
  • Strong verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to lead and mentor technical staff, work independently, and as a member of cross functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small technical teams.
  • Experience with industrial communications such as TCP/IP, OPC, Modbus.
  • Exposure to programming for analytics.
  • Working knowledge of analytical and experimental methods.
  • Experience with buildup and testing of prototype processes, equipment, and systems.
  • Track record in development of next generation of methods and processes.
  • Experience utilizing outside technology sources and taking initiatives from concept through commercialization.
  • Experience in designing for a harsh industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in EE or CE or related engineering fields.
  • Software engineering experience. (C, C++, or other OOP languages)
  • Experience in a real-time programming environment.
  • PLC programing experience.
  • VHDL programing experience.
  • Experience in analog and digital electronic hardware design for embedded systems.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical systems and principles of equipment used for manufacturing.
  • Computer and financial/project management skills.



(Include a current organization chart; include both old & new org charts for Department re-organizations)

The position will report to the R&D Analytics & Automation Discipline Leader.  Day to day supervision will be through technical and project leaders.



Domestic + International     20%

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

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

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Dev Jobs
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