Amarillo, Texas, United States

Engineering Lead

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Job ID 53207

Location: Amarillo, Texas - United States

The Composites Solutions Business (CSB) of Owens Corning is a manufacturer of glass reinforcements and non-woven building materials used to create a diverse platform of consumer and builder products. The Amarillo Plant is the largest US Manufacturing site within CSB, Glass Reinforcements segment.  Servicing countless customers, Amarillo is established and woven into the local community since 1979. The successful candidate will be a leader in a growing talent, maximizing productivity and engaging the TPM journey towards site manufacturing excellence!


A key member of the OC Technical talent pipeline, the successful candidate will demonstrate solid plant manufacturing experience along with the capacity to operate with multi-process focus. The Amarillo Engineering Lead is intended to prepare the incumbent for promotional or expanded Technical roles in the Company, relocation a necessity.

The Amarillo Engineering Lead Position will have specific responsibility for the Batch and Furnace processes at the Amarillo site. This includes: process optimization, TPM deployment, and connection to serve the production customer in a zero-waste environment; as well as direct supervision of the Batch/HVAC Process Engineer and Furnace Engineer.  Success to be measured through ready to serve process, successful glass chemistry and reduction of waste caused by loss in process areas, as well as growth and development of two Process Engineers.


  1. SHE (Safety, Health and Environment)
  • Provide a safe and secure work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors in conjunction with the OC Safety vision
  • Ensures a clear and effective measurement system is followed and used to drive results; rewards and celebrates safe behavior and achievements; ensures accountability
  • Lead proactive safe behavior and participation of operators in site Safety programs:  Hazard ID, Behavioral Based Safety Observations, AWH (Accidents waiting to happen), Safety yellow tag process, JHA(Job Hazard Analysis) preparation and other tools to  identify risk  and work toward elimination to drive zero injury culture
  • Leads necessary area Safety training associated with OSHA, DHEC, OC and other governmental agencies and/or regulations

  1. FI/QM (Focused Improvement & Quality Maintenance)
  • Sustain and develop database approach through Focused improvement pillar
  • Monitor, predict and adjust key performance metrics and key activity metrics for Furnace and Batch areas
  • Maintain and sustain OMS system
  • Optimize energy cost for furnace operations, furnace pull
  • Drive consistency to Batch Raw Material quality through stable operations support
  • Develop loss tree and drive improvement to waste elimination

  1. AM/PM (Autonomous Maintenance/Planned Maintenance)
  • Support AM/PM activities through necessary TPM Training and Development pillar commitments, skills matrix development for area operators. Close skill gap year over year
  • Responsible for all Furnace related proactive decisions: electrode push, viscosity changes, temperature profiles, FH interaction, etc.
  • Develop area specific standard work and train the operators
  • Participate in AM deployment and site Master plan attainment
  • Actively train all area personnel in TPM tools (AM, PM, FI) such as A3, Ishikawa, CILT provisional checks, PM criticality matrix
  • Drive process upset elimination using Maintenance  prevention methods
  • Deliver on time quality from batch house to furnace 100%

  1. EM (Early Management)
  • Identify key opportunities for single point failures, mitigate risk 
  • Prepare for future rebuilds, commissioning new area equipment and associate training for Batch and Furnace
  • Plan and execute verticals startup for batch and furnace areas



  • Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering field
  • Relocation in pursuit of growth opportunities within OC network a must, special focus to Granville and other US manufacturing facilities


  • Minimum 2-5 years glass melting experience
  • Experience leading direct team
  • Experience in TPM deployment preferred


  • Strategy: Ability to create, implement and communicate tactics for execution, enabling strategy attainment
  • Safety: Engages and cares for others, promoting safety as a condition of employment
  • Growth: Encompasses skills necessary of growth capability: ideation, evaluation, & action
  • Self-Development: Desire to continuously learn, ability to tie area tasks to site strategy and aspiration to follow career progression through manufacturing Technical Leader career path or Granville Science & Technology
  • OC Values: Self-awareness and connection to: Innovation, Sharing, Fun, Respect, Candor, Accountability

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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