Jobs, 18.06.2019

Glass melting / Furnace / Batch house Engineer

Vetropack headquarters

Vetropack Group is one of the leading European manufacturers of glass packaging. Employing over 3,000 staff, it operates glassworks in Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Italy. Vetroconsult Ltd, a Vetropack Group company, has provided consultancy services to the glass packaging industry across the world for over 20 years. Its employees’ professional experience form the basis for leveraging potential for improvement in the industrial production of glass packaging. This potential is largely deployed within Vetropack Group at present.

With a view to strengthening our team, we are looking for a communicative, assertive and customer-oriented individual to perform an important interface role. As a

Glass melting / Furnace / Batch house Engineer

you will drive forward the optimisation, standardisation and automation of recycling, exhaust gas purification, batch and melting operations at Group level. You successfully completed a university degree and already gained many years of practical experience in container glass production.

Your main tasks will include:

• Coordinating and ensuring the transfer of know-how
• Assessing and working on investment projects within the specialist department in close cooperation
     with the glassworks
• Ensuring maximum standardisation of production and testing equipment
• Identifying, selecting, auditing and onboarding alternative suppliers
• Evaluating innovations within the specialist department, including running tests
• Enhancing and optimising product changeovers at the glassworks
• Assisting with troubleshooting, data acquisition, analysis and optimisation
• Working on group projects and organising specialist conferences and training courses
• Writing specifications for:
         - Exhaust filters
         - Fireproof materials
         - Batch house - Recycling facilities
         - Furnaces, working ends and forehearths

Your qualifications:

• University degree in glass/ceramics
• Several years of practical experience in the container glass industry, preferably in batch and
      melting operations
• Experience in customer service and consulting
• Very good English skills, other foreign languages are an advantage
• Very good MS Office skills as well as a good knowledge of AutoCAD and MS Project

Living in the european region, you are an agile and honest individual, between 30 and 35 years with excellent interpersonal skills, a clear customer focus and a target-oriented approach. You have an assertive attitude, are able to work well under pressure and appreciate the value of a good teamwork. You see technically complex problems as a challenge and are focusing on solving them.

You can expect a fascinating and wide-ranging working environment featuring state-of-the-art equipment and attractive employment conditions. You will be given an intensive induction in your new area of responsibility.
The position involves a significant travel element (approx. 60%), predominantly within Vetropack Group, and requires a high degree of flexibility in this regard.

If you are looking for a varied, challenging role in an international setting, we look forward to receiving all the necessary application documents from you. Please send them to: 

Vetroconsult Ltd
Hans-Jürg Enz
Head of Human Resources