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Combustion Engineer - Brampton, ON, Canada

Mississauga, ON, (View Map)
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Job Description:Your Role: As a Combustion Engineer, you will be accountable for efficient and improved combustion glass conditioning systems and increased furnace life through proper control of fuel consumption, heating and melting temperatures. In this role, you will relieve other department supervisors as required. You will work in partnership with the Batch and Furnace Manager and the Production and Quality Managers, to produce glass containers at continuously improving levels of quality and efficiency while providing a high level of technical expertise and service. Your Responsibilities:Regularly checks all furnace operating conditions, including location of air within tank, location of air within tack dampers, type of furnace flame, wind in refiner areas, temperature gradients, regenerators pressures, amount of dry batch in checkers, checker erosion, amount of waste gas, slag formation, etc. Analyze data and takes corrective action or makes recommendations to supervisor as to further action required.Directs maintenance of various electric motors, gear reduction equipment, environmental control systems, water jackets, batch screw, feeders, etc. Take appropriate correction action.Checks regularly the furnace melting quality. Takes bottle samples and, as required, sends to Engineering for analysis. Receives instructions from Glass Engineering relative to adjustments in batch, temperatures, etc. Also takes a daily bottle sample from each furnace, checks light transmission quality against customer standards and advises supervisor to adjust coloring.Prepares regular and special reports, charts, and tables relative to furnace operations. Includes daily furnace load report, which is used to establish load limits designed to properly balance maximum pull and maximum furnace life. Sets limits in conjunction with supervisor. Responsible for assisting in department preventative maintenance and safety programs. Makes regular inspections; receives notice of problems from other department personnel; issues necessary work orders; follows up to insure completion.Consults with supervisor, advises and makes recommendations to supervisor concerning methods, procedures, personnel and equipment. Directs activities of the furnace tenders and the hot repair crew.Communicates and directs the application of prescribed safety and environmental regulations. Champions energy savings initiations Reporting Relationships:In this role, you will report to the Batch and Furnace Manager.About You:High School diploma and 5 year's experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing facility or related fieldBachelors Degree in Ceramic, Chemical, Materials Science or related Engineering field with 3 plus years' experience in the Batch & Furnace area of a glass manufacturing facility or related field preferred5 years experience with Process controls PLC experience is a plusAllen Bradley is a plus
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