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Technical Leader
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Owens Corning Headquarters | Waxahachie, TX
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Job Description

Location: Waxahachie, Texas - United States


The Technical Leader is responsible for providing all aspects of technical leadership to the Plant.

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.

Reports to: The position reports to the Plant Leader and is a member of the plant leadership team. There is also a functional reporting relationship to the ISB Process Optimization Leader in Granville, OH.

Span of Control: The Technical Leader has 7-15 direct reports depending on plant size including: Manufacturing Engineers for each operating line, batch, furnace and binder areas, Quality/CI Engineer(s), Packaging and Process Engineer(s) and participants in early career development programs.


1. Lead for An Injury-Free Environment

* Live the OC Safety Stand and adhere to Employee Safety Responsibilities
* Utilize technical knowledge to provide a safe and secure work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors


* Recordable Incident Rate (RIR)
* Process Trial Safety Review (PTSR)
* Pre Job Hazard Analysis (PJHA)
* Safe Observation Reports (SOR)

2. Technical Excellence and Process Optimization

* Understands current manufacturing process capability and drives to reduce variation
* Ensures product quality and consistency to improve the overall customer experience
* Provides a stewardship role in ensuring ISB Manufacturing maintains process standards and leverages knowledge for rapid deployment of best practices
* Implements process development improvements from the Process Innovation Team
* Participate in the scope development and execution of all major projects, including rebuilds, to ensure safety, performance, schedule and cost goals of the projects are met or exceeded
* Shares accountability for successful delivery of all aspects of the plant operating plan with other plant leadership team members


* Technical/performance deliverables
* Schedule
* Cost

3. Lead Across the Plant

* Drive alignment between plant departments
* Share best practices, challenge thinking and provide candid and respectful feedback; set an example for the organization of how teamwork and partnerships should work
* Be seen as a great leader across the plant, driving engagement and supporting cross-functional projects and teams
* Assist the Plant Leader with other duties as required


* Feedback from leadership, peers and direct reports

4. Leading and Developing Talent

* Create and sustain a culture where talent is developed through effective performance management and talent evaluation
* Effectively staff the organization with competent people using the appropriate mix of internal and external talent to satisfy both near-term and long-term succession needs
* Act as Development Coach for MLPs and Interns, creating the appropriate developmental experience and assuring the program outcome is achieved


* Progress on Talent Development Plan
* Succession Talent Plan
* Talent Acquisition

5. Knowing Our Customer

* Understanding and communicating customer expectations through effective use of standard work, reporting and teams communications
* Assuring standard processes are defined and in place that reliably provide product meeting customer performance and schedule expectations
* Facilitating a culture to maintain, improve and/or develop effective customer relationships


* Customer FFU
* Schedule attainment
* Quality assurance
* Customer complaints, including service exceptions and claim dollars



* Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
* A minimum of 5 years progressive technical experience in a manufacturing environment, fiberglass process experience preferred
* A minimum of two years experience leading people


* Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt and/or Lean Manufacturing experience
* Computer skills: The ability to utilize Owens Corning systems and the software necessary for this role
* Utilizing data and data collection systems, and Six Sigma methods for problem-solving and decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs
* Implementing strategic plans
* Impactful verbal and written communications
* Business and financial acumen
* Strong planning, resourcing and delegation skills
* Ability to engage and care for others starting with safety
* Ability to achieve results fast both individually and through teams
* Demonstrates and inspires company spirit
* An inspirational leader


* Willingness to travel 20% when required to support improvements at other locations
* Willingness to relocate to meet future needs of the business
* Customer orientation: Has an external perspective and understands that all business opportunities start with knowledge of how to serve our customers
* Accomplishes the goals of the business; translates strategies into actionable operating plans; sets goals for personal accomplishment; uses measurement methods to monitor progress; quickly overcomes barriers and adapts plans to ensure goal attainment
* Demonstrates a strong self-awareness of own strengths, development needs and the impact of own behavior on others; and consistently takes actions to improve impact
* A balanced sense of self-confidence and an abiding respect for others. Sustains others strong personal wellbeing in order to maximize and fortify their contribution to the business. Operates in a transparent fashion consistent with Owens Corning values.

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.