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Assistant Batch and Furnace Manager - Visy Glass

Job no: 506859
Work type: Full Time
Location: Brisbane - South, Brisbane, Gold Coast

At Visy, our people make us stand out from the crowd. We’re always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities. We look for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it. These people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Together, we can create a better world.

The opportunity:

We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages and dedicated to exceed our customers' expectations and fuel consumers' desire for glass.

Amazing opportunity for an experienced Assistant Batch & Furnace Manager to join our primary packaging division at a highly significant and progressive time.

Assist us to map out a path of relocating our current glass manufacturing operations from South Brisbane to Yatala.  Your valued expertise & solid contribution will play an integral role in the overall design & construction of Visy’s new glass facility.

Reporting to the Batch & Furnace Manager, you will be accountable for managing furnace and batch house operations, ensuring optimisation of processes, safety & environmental standards are met, and glass quality is first class. 

Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Communicates and directs the application of prescribed safety and environmental regulations are carried out, whilst endeavouring to improve operating procedures
  • Ensure glass composition is tailored and optimised to meet Forming requirements
  • Ensure glass quality meets customer specification and ACI Quality Standards
  • Ensure all Batch & Furnace equipment operates efficiently and is well maintained
  • Ensure furnaces are maintained to achieve maximum furnace life
  • Manage fuel consumption and implement control measures to meet budget requirements and glass quality standards
  • Manage colour changes to ensure there is no adverse downtime
  • Ensure energy usage is optimised and plans are in place to continuously improve energy management
  • Salaried / Permanent full time
  • 24/7 manufacturing facility - participate in a call out roster when required for added support

What you will bring to the team:


  • Engineering Degree - Preferably Chemical or Mechanical
  • Thorough knowledge and experience managing batch & furnace operations
  • Oxy fuelled glass container furnace operations experience is paramount
  • Management of a unionised site
  • Glass or similar largescale batching understanding
  • The ability to project manage and get involved in the design and construction of the new plant
  • Well-developed communication and influencing skills


  • Join a market leader with an overriding commitment to people, culture & the environment
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Relocation assistance if required
  • To make a difference for our environment and work at a state-of-the-art facility
  • ViBe program, health & wellbeing (EAP, discounted health insurance), lifestyle (discounted flights, car hire, hotel rates, theatre tickets), wealth (competitive superannuation, financial education & discounted personal banking) & community (family fun day, workplace gender equality, service recognition).


When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries. We want to find solutions, make an impact and grow our business. If you can help us, you’ll fit right in. There’s never been a better time to join Visy!

Please contact Selina Portlock, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0499 399 574  for a confidential discussion or apply now.

You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history
check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol ­testing).

Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that
embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

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