Co-Op, Packaging Technology - Spring '20
Perrysburg, OH
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 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.

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.

Your Role:
We are currently seeking candidates for a Global Technology Co-op position to support our, Packaging Technology & Innovation team. This assignment will be for the Spring 2020 Semester and will be located at our Global Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH. As a Co-op at O-I, you will be offered challenging and diverse opportunities while being supported through a structured learning and development program, with access to a variety of on the job activities, networking and social activities.

Your Co-op experience with O-I will provide challenges, broaden your exposure to our industry and our organization, and give you a strong foundation in engineering. 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.

What you will do on a day-to-day basis:
Under the direction of other engineers, this position supports the Packaging Technology & Innovation team within the Global Technology 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:

Work with lab technicians and engineers 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.
Design and model using 3D CAD software
Manage our on-site 3D printer
Ability to learn basic intellectual property protection techniques, manufacturing processes and techniques, and project management skills.
Support engineers where needed to make the best use of time and resources.
Collect and ship prototypes and glass samples to all regions around the world with an awareness of international regulations and restrictions.
Approach all tasks with attention to detail and a desire to learn.

Position Requirements:
About You:
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.
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 does not sponsor working visas for internships or co-ops).

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.