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Owens Corning Cupola Operator in Joplin, Missouri

The Operator II – Cupola position is a cross-functional role responsible for maintaining the proper operation of the furnace, melt stream, spinners, and is the process expert for converting molten rocks into mineral wool products.

The employee is the operations specialist in the line control area, the area which cures product to deliver to packaging equipment. The employee sets-up and operates the wool machine and assures uninterrupted flow of material from the oven to packing.

Reports to :

The Operator II is an hourly position reporting to the Lead and Production Shift Supervisor.


Follows all Owens Corning safety policies and procedures.

Know plant EPA goals or requirements and insures goals are met on a daily basis.

Maintain good quality products by insuring consistent operation of furnace and afterburner system.

Performs/assist in Cupola furnace preparation, start-up, shutdowns, and clean outs.

Inspects the furnace and controls, completes the shift change inspection check list then reports identified irregularities.

Reports any problems to appropriate personnel and carries out emergency procedures.

Uses fork lift and other related material handling machinery

Ensures clean and orderly housekeeping in all assigned areas at all times

Performs other tasks and duties within scope as necessary and in agreement with the lead.



Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required

Must be 18 years or older

Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US


Minimum of two (2) years related experience and/or training in an industrial/manufacturing environment highly preferred.

Two year Associates degree in technical related field highly preferred

Experience operating powered industrial equipment such as forklift, Bobcat, overhead cranes, and hoists preferred


The employee should hold the following abilities:

Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions

Six Sigma, TPM, and 5S practices

Willingness to support training and cross-functional efforts

Must have the ability to train and coach others

Must have strong process acumen and high mechanical aptitude

Must be able to secure and maintain job related qualifications and certifications as required by the nature of this position

Possess strong communication and organizational skills

Ability to multi-task

Strong internal and external customer service skills

Work well in team environment

Work independently

Basic mathematical calculations and measurements

Must maintain schedule flexibility to ensure smooth production

Pass drug screen prior to employment

Acceptable background check

Pass pre-employment physical

Pass Work Keys assessment NCRC+


Non-Rotating shifts – 12 hour

Stand for extended prolonged periods during

  • 12 hour shift

Work overtime as needed

Meet the physical demands of the work environment


Owens Corning employees take pride in delivering a material difference, we take pride in offering benefits that improve their life and health.

We offer a total compensation opportunity that not only rewards extraordinary employees, but helps them to drive impact with our customers, and the world around them.

Owens Corning provides a range of competitive benefit options, allowing you to choose based on your individual needs.


Being able to make a difference means having options that fit your lifestyle. That’s why Owens Corning offers a variety of competitive healthcare options to protect you and your dependents from significant health events. These include:

Medical and prescription drug coverage that allow you to contribute to health savings accounts (HSA) pre-tax.

Dental coverage (including orthodontia)

Vision coverage


Building a career that makes a difference means focusing on all aspects of your future. Owens Corning helps you take care of retirement by offering a market-competitive 401(k) savings plan. While you build your nest egg, you can also take part in the long-term success of our company. The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides U.S. employees the opportunity to purchase Owens Corning stock at a 15 percent discount every six month.


Fostering curiosity and building teams that think differently are key to our success. Keeping that spark alive in our employees means ensuring they have time outside of work. So paid vacation and holidays are available to all our employees from their first day of employment. Full-time employees receive vacation time based on total professional tenure.


We all have a life outside of work—and that’s why we’ve put together a range of benefits that help you maintain just the right balance to thrive. After all, your personal success is just as important as your work successes. We offer:

$50,000 of basic life insurance coverage for all full-time employees

Short-term and long-term disability coverage

Access to group universal life insurance, personal accident, critical illness, or hospital indemnity insurance, and identity protection and monitoring insurance

Adoption and Family Assistance – OC is committed to helping employees in their endeavor to build a family, including financial assistance for adoption and surrogacy

Flexible work arrangements

Employee assistance programs (EAP)

A rebate program that allows employees to receive a rebate of up to $2,000 every four years for purchases of OC’s wide range of products for new construction or home improvement


Owens Corning provides two weeks paid time off for all new parents. This includes both mothers and fathers at the time of birth or the adoption of a child.


Our Healthy Living program empowers our employees by taking a holistic approach to health. Programs and platforms focused on six aspirations (Know your Numbers, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Financial Health, Tobacco-Free, and Healthy Minds) allow employees to engage daily and earn rewards for their investment. Plus, at some locations, there are on-site wellness facilities that help you achieve all your health goals.

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.