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Owens Corning Operations Lead - Packaging in Joplin, Missouri


Operations Leads are a cross-functional role responsible for leading the shift team on the daily operations and preventative maintenance of the cupola furnace, production line, and packaging systems. This position is accountable for ensuring that production scheduled for completion is executed in a safe, timely manner, within all quality parameters, and for participation in both the training and performance management processes.

Reports to


The Operations Lead is an hourly position reporting to the Production Shift Supervisor.


Ensure that department and Owens Corning safety rules are being communicated and followed, including PPE usage.

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

Ensure productivity of all employees assigned to designated shift.

Maintain a clean and safe work place in accordance with 5S protocol.

Create and maintain a general housekeeping schedule with responsibilities to ensure cleaning throughout the shift; maintain a safe work environment.

Maintain high quality products by insuring consistent, good fiberization and binder applications.

Leads, assists, trains/coaches, and performs the duties of the operators and any other personnel assigned within the cupola, line, forming, batch house, binder operations, and wash water areas.

Participate in operations management meetings on behalf of supervisors if requested.

Assist supervisor in controlling material and labor costs and efficiencies in the department.

Assist supervisor in efforts to control waste, cost reductions, and process improvements.

Ensures that production processes are carried out as required.

Reduce scrap and ensures quality in products.

Assist in accident/incident investigations for injuries, near-misses, and property damage and support corrective actions.

Lead stretching activities and provide daily communications to the department employees at the beginning of the shift.

Recommend equipment upgrades, replacements, and repair as necessary.

Communicate information to the supervisor and department employees of the next shift to ensure effective and safe operations, efficient equipment and material usage, and quality assurance.

Mediate problems between employees as necessary.

Monitors computer / control consoles / screens. Inputs and retrieves data. Makes process adjustments utilizing computer / control consoles.

Other activities as may be assigned in order to maintain production requirements of the department or plant. Work assignments will be made at the discretion of management.




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

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



Previous Manufacturing Shift Lead experience 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

Champion of 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


8-12 hour Non-Rotating shifts

Stand for extended prolonged periods during 8 or 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.