Batch and Furnace Production Supervisor

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Libbey Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of glass tableware products with over 6,000 associates and manufacturing facilities across the world. We strive to create value by delivering quality products, great service and strong financial results through the power of our people worldwide. We are proud of our 100+ years of history and even more excited about the future ahead.


By joining Libbey as a Batch and Furnace Supervisor, you can experience our unique culture first hand. If you are ready to take the next step in your career and thrive in an environment where you are doing meaningful work, you have come to the right place.  This position will afford you the ability to make a difference, have autonomy to make decisions, and have the opportunity to grow and develop.

Primary Function:
The position’s emphasis is to provide direct supervision and leadership of the batch mixing and batch delivery systems, furnace operations, and lehr operations. The Batch and Furnace Supervisor will be working in partnership with the Forming Department and will be responsible for technical competence, knowledge and skills necessary for the overall performance for the batching operations, furnace operations, and lehr operations.


  • Supply the Forming Department with consistent, properly conditioned glass flow while maintaining good glass color and maximizing melting fuel efficiency
  • Manage the forehearths and the production of various colors in the colorant forehearths
  • Insure that all ware made in forming is properly annealed and heat treated as scheduled
  • Supply forming with a steady flow of cracked hydrogen gas
  • Maintain an uninterrupted flow of uniformly weighed and mixed batch material to the furnaces
  • Analyze and correct any production problems that develop
  • Maintain consistent furnace and forehearth operations at the desired temperatures during changing load conditions as determined by the production schedule
  • Supply the furnaces with the required amount of mixed batch to maintain a level flow of glass to all forming machines


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ceramic, Chemical, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering field preferred
  • High school diploma with minimum 5 years of experience as a supervisor/working foreman in an industrial environment required
  • Proficiency in Root Cause Analysis and familiarity of LEAN concepts
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency is required

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Subject to Hot, Cold, Dusty environments
  • Respirator Fit & Pulmonary Function Test required
  • Successful performance of Ishihara Plates vision test for color perception
  • Safety Glasses & Hearing protection required
  • Ability to work at heights on ladders and elevated platforms

Libbey Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Toledo

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