Joplin, Missouri, United States

TPM Leader

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Job ID 53296


The TPM Leader will drive the successful deployment of the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) strategy in the Joplin, MO Mineral Wool Insulation Plant.  The role reports directly to the Plant Leader and is accountable for deploying appropriate TPM methodology and developing improvement programs in the facility, while monitoring and reporting progress. The TPM Leader will work closely with plant and functional leaders to drive loss elimination across TPM pillars.

Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.


Lead for Safety Excellence

  • Maintain focus on safety in all TPM efforts
  • Use TPM methodologies to continue march to zero incidents
  • Adhere to and continuously improve all safety policies, procedures, and standards

Lead the Plant TPM Efforts – 20%

  • Build support and shared accountability for successful deployment of TPM
  • Implement process to assure effective best practice sharing and accelerate mutual progress
  • Serve as mentor/coach to develop excellence in use of TPM methodologies and change leadership
  • Lead, coach, and solicit input from team members to drive successful execution of global, regional and plant goals
  • Facilitate / coordinate training, as needed

Deploy the TPM Strategy – 40%

  • Facilitate major plant Initiatives and drive a Zero Injury, Zero Defect, Zero Loss Culture
  • Proactively share information that advances organizational goals
  • Support and drive root cause analysis, and measure the effectiveness of corrective action(s)
  • Lead the rapid improvements in Safety, Quality and Performance by using relevant tools and techniques

Drive Manufacturing Productivity – 40%

  • Develop strategies and tactics to improve business results through development and execution of TPM efforts across the Insulation Operations network
  • Monitor, audit and assess progress against the Insulation Operations strategy
  • Develop and communicate clear and measurable performance expectations; participate in performance reviews



  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  • Experience in TPM (JIPM) deployment and leadership


  • 3+ years of progressive technical experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Insulation manufacturing experience a plus
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt and/or Lean Manufacturing experience
  • TPM (JIPM) certification desirable
  • Functional leadership across a multi-site network
  • Influence leadership in a complex environment
  • Major programs deployment
  • Organizational change leadership


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and lead multi-functional teams to achieve business objectives
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence behaviors, negotiate and resolve challenges
  • Ability to develop clear and measurable tactics aligned with the business realities
  • Knowledge of organizational development & change management practices
  • The ability to analyze, hypothesize, plan, communicate and implement in a highly collaborative environment
  • A proven ability to operate effectively in a rapidly changing environment where analytical skills, technical depth, collaboration and leadership agility are equally important; a strategic thinker who is operationally focused and capable in managing diverse agendas and personalities
  • A sought-after advisor, mentor, thinker – within and beyond the TPM arena
  • Self-aware, self-motivated and self-confident individual who is comfortable and capable in operating with varying levels of direction who thrives in a dynamic environment as a leader influencing change and growth
  • An overt simplifier who can effectively and appropriately distill and reduce complex situations, goals, tasks and opportunities to a workable set of fundamentals so that all team members can understand, align and take action
  • Maintains poise under pressure and readily demonstrates an optimistic nature
  • A highly capable problem solver who is consistently invited to solve complex, cross-functional and meaningful challenges in a value-added way
  • Long-term thinker and proactive leader – capable of understanding and translating the big picture to actionable plans and activities
  • Data-driven realist focused on doing the right thing for the company optimally capable of balancing need, risk and impact with urgency


  • Stand for extended prolonged periods during shift
  • 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 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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