Wabash, Indiana, United States

Maintenance Manager

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Job ID 53503



This position is directly responsible for leading the entire Maintenance Department and has accountability for insuring that all plant areas and equipment are maintained and operated in an efficient, safe and reliable manner.   The Maintenance Manager establishes department goals, provides direction, guidance and development opportunities for all the maintenance employees.   This position partners with Operations leadership to ensure safe, predictable manufacturing processes and reliably achieving operational excellence.  The successful candidate will assist in development of overall organizational strategies, standards and practices, and strategic initiatives to achieve excellence.  This position reports to the Plant Leader and is a member of the plant leadership team.


Living the safety stand and ensuring safe maintenance works

  • Leads comprehensive and strict execution for safe maintenance work in accordance to OC standards
  • Partners with cross-functional teams to implement various safety programs at the plant (LTT, C6, etc)
  • Prioritizes and executes EHS hazard elimination in daily RWP (Reliability Work Process) management
    • Ensures a clear and effective measurement system is followed and used to drive results; rewards and celebrates safe behavior and achievements; ensures accountability to achieve a zero injury culture

Leading, Developing and Executing Maintenance Strategies

  • Serves as full owner of maintenance strategy ensuring it aligns with the business strategy and operation plans to deliver overall operational excellence
  • Prepares capital budget forecasts, plans, scope and cost estimates for plant improvements; effectively manages all capital projects/installations and delivers committed results in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Establishes and leads the development of Reliability Centered Maintenance process; oversees installation, repair and routine maintenance of plant equipment driving toward RCM system
  • Drives continuous improvement effort where every operational/maintenance loss is considered unacceptable; root cause is determined and permanent countermeasures are implemented  
  • Sets clear and measurable expectations, in line with plant goals; proactively analyzing all relative performance metrics; effectively communicating results
  • Actively participates to maintain zero environmental non-conformities to applicable company , government and regulatory policies
  • Maintains budget (labor, contractor, repair & replacement) and inventory of spare parts in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Optimizes energy balance and utility usage and deploys plant-wide energy savings plan
  • Developing TPM Standards in Maintenance and supporting across the plant/division

Directing Operations

  • Designs and implements effective Asset Maintenance Strategy to sustain and enhance plant facility reliability; ensures that Asset Maintenance Strategy reflects the equipment and system changeover, aging and modifications
  • Reviews the daily RWP (Reliability Work Process) process to prioritize the operations and maintenance tasks and ensure timely and efficient support to other functions
  • Secures emergency system and utility readiness through internal and external communications, drills and regular overhauls and loaded test for applicative equipment
  • Plans and executes RWP to achieve and sustain facility reliability
  • Leads focus improvement, planned maintenance, and quality maintenance initiatives as well as the relevant training programs

Leading and Developing Talent

  • Ensures maintenance employees are well trained and current on any required certifications to perform the full scope of their job expectations
  • Establishes clear and measurable performance expectations and holds team members accountable for delivering the goals
  • Regularly evaluates the strengths and development opportunities of the team, as well as invests in the growth and development of team members to achieve sustained success
  • Effectively staffs the team by leveraging the appropriate mix of internal and external talent to satisfy both near-term performance and long-term succession needs

Leading across the plant/division

  • Drives alignment between plant departments
  • Shares best practices across plants, challenges thinking and provides candid and respectful feedback; sets an example for the organization of how teamwork and partnerships should look
  • Seen as a strong leader across the plant, driving engagement and supporting cross-functional projects and teams
  • Is a leader amongst peers across sister plants
  • Assists the plant leader with other duties as required

Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate compliance with a personal safety action plan
  • Adhere to Owens Corning safety policies at all times



  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (Engineering or related field)
  • Industrial Mechanical and Electrical background, with a minimum of 3 years leadership responsibilities


  • Experience of successfully developing, leading and executing reliability centered maintenance processes  
  • A proven track record of driving results by engaging others
  • Previous experience/proficiency with navigating maintenance management systems (i.e. Maximo, SAP)
  • Proficiency with utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • TPM Experience Preferred but not required


  • Develop people
  • Competitively drive results
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) to effectively communicate with people across all levels of the organization
  • Customer oriented
  • Inspire and energize others
  • Collaborate and foster team work
  • Act on analysis
  • Think strategically
  • Engage self and others in learning
  • Follow through on commitments and promises
  • Generate Ideas


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 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.

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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