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Established in 1861, Gillinder Glass is a custom technical molded and filter glass manufacturer located in Port Jervis, New York. The company specializes in pressed and custom molded, clear and colored glass products “Made in the USA”. 

A career at Gillinder Glass is an opportunity to join a team of passionate professionals focused on the growth and advancement of a leading company in specialized industries. The Gillinder team takes pride in its rich manufacturing tradition and continuing a reputation of providing quality products and exceeding customer expectations. 

Benefits offered by Gillinder include:

  • On the job training

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • Full time work (40+hours per week)

  • Competitive pay with regular increases

  • Health, dental, vision, life, etc.

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid vacation

  • 401k with Company contribution

Interested candidates can contact HR Manager Jean Doe at: 845-856-5375 ext. 1025 or Jdoe@gillinderglass.com.

Gillinder Glass is a drug free workplace. All applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening before being permitted to work.

Available positions include:

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS- FOUNDRY

Gillinder Glass is seeking a leader for their Foundry Operations. This position will lead production activities for the pressed and molded glass manufacturing process.

This role is responsible for managing the foundry manufacturing operations in a way which will drive performance and ensure business operations are running efficiently and effectively. They will develop processes to maximize stewardship, safety, quality, and productivity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing, directing, and running optimal day-to-day operations with the goal of exceeding customer expectations

  • Meet standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets

  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results

  • Increasing production, assets capacity, and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining exceptional quality standards

  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste

  • Implement strategies in alignment with Gillinder initiatives and provide a clear direction and focus

  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective action as needed

  • Commit to plant safety procedures

  • Production output, and product quality management

  • Develop systems and processes to track and optimize productivity

  • Recruit, manage, and develop factory staff

  • Build a trusting relationship among workgroups

  • Address employees’ issues and/or grievances

  • Administer collective bargaining agreements

  • Learn from, and direct, the production team

  • Manage and motivate employees, including scheduling, training of employees, and training for specific tasks relevant to their positions

  • Coordinating and directing support organizations

Qualifications:

  • Proven work experience as a Production Manager or Supervisor

  • Proven managerial experience

  • Strong team building, decision-making, and people management skills

  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example

  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise

  • Knowledge of safety, quality, productivity, and stewardship processes Ability to work under pressure and with deadlines

  • Computer literacy: experience with ERP/MRP system and MS Office suite

  • Effective English verbal and written communication

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Goal driven and detail oriented

  • Previous experience in glass industry a plus

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing principles and other manufacturing improvement methods a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Interested candidates for this position should contact Mia Fleming at 845-856-5375 ext. 1041 or  MFleming@Gillinderglass.com.

 

QUALITY TECHNICIAN- Full-time

 

The Quality Technician is a hands-on role responsible for ensuring quality of glass products from initial forming, through all finishing, packaging, and shipping operations. This role directly interacts with all areas of the organization to correct any quality issues and ensure a consistent output of quality glass products for our customers. The Quality Technician also interfaces with our customers when resolving quality concerns.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting to create, maintain, and update Process Control Documents which include tiered quality levels based on customer specifications

  • Create, maintain, and train production personnel on in-process product inspection procedures

  • Manage customer complaints and the return process including investigations, claims, as well as internal and external communications

  • Prepare for and participate in on site regulatory, certification, and customer audits

  • Maintain various quality certifications required by customers and government agencies

  • Maintain full quality control procedure manual and logs for internal use and customer audits, when appropriate

Experience:

  • Employment in a manufacturing facility

  • Five or more years in a quality control role

  • Experience with ISO-9001, Six Sigma, or other Quality Control System

  • Experience with customer buyers, quality staff, and engineering departments

 

Education:

  • Material Engineering Degree or other science discipline is a plus

 

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MOLD MAKER/ CNC OPERATOR- Full-time

 

The Mold Maker is responsible for making, repairing, and maintaining the molds used in the manufacture of custom pressed glass products. This role directly interacts with all areas of glass production.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Safe operation of shop equipment including CNC machine, conventional mills, grinders, and metal lathes

  • Use of quality control equipment such as calipers, micrometers, and height/depth gauges

  • Programing and maintaining shop equipment

  • Metal working, bench working, and repairs

  • Stick welding and spray welding

  • Reading and understanding technical drawings

  • Learning new technologies as new equipment is acquired

  • Maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe workspace

 

Experience:

  • Employment working in a manufacturing facility

  • Three or more years of machine shop experience

  • Experience with “Solid Works” software is a plus

 

Education:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Machine/Tooling Technology course work, certificate, or diploma is a plus

 

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FINISHING OPERATOR- Full-time
Second Shift: $15.46 per hour + differential 

The finishing operator is responsible for performing various tasks necessary in the completion and inspection of molded glass products. Daily tasks may include, proper set-up, operation, clean-up, and performing preventative maintenance on various equipment, tools, and machines that are used in the finishing department. The finishing operator must be able to follow detailed work instructions including maintaining precise measurements and tolerance limits.

 

The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and ability to work independently in a busy manufacturing environment. Demonstration of workplace safety, while meeting production targets is required. As production needs change frequently, flexibility in work assignments is necessary. Equipment, tools and machines used in the finishing department may include but are not limited to sawing, cutting, sandblasting, grinding, painting, scoring and chipping.

 

The finishing operator must be able to frequently or continuously stand, bend, reach, lift, and carry operational materials.    

 

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LABORER-CARRY IN & TURN OUT- Full-time
$13.61—$14.84 per hour 

The laborer-carry in and turn out is responsible for performing various tasks necessary in the production of molded glass products. Daily tasks may include transporting hot glass from production area to annealing oven, set up/breakdown of equipment, removing glass from mold, and inspecting glass.

 

The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and be able to work independently in a busy manufacturing environment. Special attention to timing and temperature is required. As production needs change frequently, flexibility in work assignments is necessary. Equipment and tools used on the job may include but are not limited to glass carrying paddle, annealing ovens, heavy metal molds, and tongs.

 

These positions must be able to frequently or continuously stand, bend, reach, lift, carry operational materials, and move heavy equipment.

  

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FURNACE HELPER- Full-time
First Shift- $13.85 per hour
Second Shift- $13.85 per hour + differential
 

The furnace helper is responsible for performing various tasks necessary in maintaining glass melting furnaces and related equipment to make our custom specialty molded glass products. Daily tasks may include the handling of raw material, monitoring furnaces, and the set-up of manufacturing equipment. Furnace operators must be able to follow detailed instructions.

 

The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and be able to work independently in a busy manufacturing environment. Special attention to timing and temperature is required. As production needs change frequently, flexibility in work assignments is necessary.

 

Equipment, tools, and machines monitored/used in the furnace department may include, but are not limited to glass melting furnaces, annealing ovens, temperature gauges, and forklifts.

  

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