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Owens Corning has touched your life and the world around you in more ways than you can imagine. We’ve been making products that play a role in thousands of ways worldwide—from composites that make your car lighter, stronger and more efficient, to innovative roofing products and energy-efficient insulation for over 75 years.

We have been a Fortune 500 company for the last 63 years, as our innovations continue to enhance lives and the communities in which we live, work and play. Discover compelling career opportunities with Owens Corning today.

Owens Corning's success is driven by our ability to attract, engage and retain the most talented and high-performing employees. We provide an environment where the most outstanding talent in the world feels welcomed, respected and valued for who they are and their contributions. As a company we are striving to make the world a better place every day. Our diverse experiences and perspectives will empower us to achieve our winning aspiration.

Part of what makes working at Owens Corning so special is our global impact. Our products and services affect the way people live, play, and work worldwide. And that means more opportunities for our employees to grow and expand their expertise both in the U.S. as well as abroad.

With our headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, We have a global presence spanning 33 countries. We have our regional European and Asian headquarters in Chambéry, France and Shanghai, China - where we recruit for open positions with multiple languages.

Are you a college student or a recent college graduate interested in an internship or an early career program? At Owens Corning, we know how hard you've worked to excel academically. And because of that, we’re confident you'll be able to hit the ground running in our dynamic work environment. Learning doesn't stop with a degree. That’s why continuous growth and development are part of our culture.

Dedication. Integrity. Drive. You have all of it, and when you discover a career with Owens Corning, you'll harness the hard-earned skill set you honed in the military. You'll also work for a company that shares your values and is steadfast in its commitment to make the world a safer, more secure place.

Owens Corning employees are exceptional - and so is our total compensation opportunity. Owens Corning pays competitively and offers significant incentive opportunities. We also provide competitive benefits starting on your first day of work, with a range of options allowing you to choose based on your individual needs.

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Operations Technician

Gastonia, North Carolina

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Hiring Manager:Wayne McKinney
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Location:Gastonia Plant

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Technician is responsible for ensuring the production line runs efficiently with high product quality standards. The Technician is a key contributor to the continuous improvement of critical plant performance metrics in the areas of safety, productivity, cost, quality and sustainability. This role is essential to the successful start up of the Gastonia facility.

The Technician is an hourly position reporting to the Manufacturing Engineer.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lives the Owens Corning Safety Stand and meets all safety requirements.
  • Participates in the safety, quality, TPM and housekeeping programs as established within the plant; including but not limited to Kaizen, Safety Committee, etc.
  • Performs job tasks to reduce environmental impact and adheres to the environmental regulations and recycling procedures for waste disposal.
  • Complies with all plant rules, safety regulations and job hazard analysis (JHA) requirements.
  • Performs cleanup duties at equipment areas, workstations, etc.
  • Performs core job duties in various production areas including:
    • Binder Room
    • Control Room
    • Quality
    • Impregnation
    • Winder
    • Rewind
    • Packaging
  • Performs alternating production activities at various stages in the manufacturing process to ensure that product output is achieved in accordance with quality standards.
  • Maintains an in depth knowledge of the manufacturing process, inputs and outputs (i.e. KMI’s in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and staffing).
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots equipment and performance issues to ensure Operating Efficiencies (OE) and Job Efficiencies (JE) are achieved.
  • Performs minor maintenance tasks on equipment to ensure optimal performance and increased uptime.
  • Monitors the specific KPI’s/KAI’s required by the job; reacts to upset conditions and escalates when necessary.
  • Maintains an uncompromising adherence to 5S standards; keeps the work area and equipment clean.
  • Collaborates with team members and participates in team discussions to achieve the goals of the plant.
  • Proactively makes suggestions/proposals to strive for continuous improvement of plant performance.
  • Assists with the on-boarding of new employees.
  • Trains other team members to perform job duties as needed.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to perform various job roles within the manufacturing process as assigned.
  • Provides relief to positions of prior qualification as required.
  • Establishes goals, prioritizes and organizes actions, timelines and resources.
  • Understands the needs of the customer and takes action to address those needs.
  • Acts decisively and shows a strong sense of urgency to ensure follow through of established goals.
  • Proactively identifies and participates in learning opportunities, and develops expertise in those areas.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Two year Associates degree in technical related field REQUIRED (or related – equivalent)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Experience in statistical process control preferred
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US
  • Must be drug and alcohol free

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to multi-task
  • Must have strong internal and external customer service skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be self-motivated to work independently and meet targets
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Must have the ability to train and coach others
  • Must have strong process acumen and high mechanical aptitude
  • Must be able to operate a computer and the necessary software to successfully perform job responsibilities
  • Must maintain schedule flexibility to ensure smooth production
  • Must be able to secure and maintain job related qualifications and certifications as required by the nature of this position

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TRAINING

  • All annual safety and role specific training, as required by the nature of this position

ESSENTIAL PHYSIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Rotating shifts – days and nights, 12 hour shift
  • Stand for extended prolonged periods during 12 hour shift
  • Work overtime as needed
  • Meet the physical demands of the work environment

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 (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

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.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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