Complex Leader

Location: Fairburn, Georgia – United States


The Complex Leader is accountable for providing support for our 24/7 manufacturing operation, shift leaders and associated processes. This person must have a strong sense of personal commitment towards the business and our customers; an ability to foster teamwork throughout the organization; communicate effectively with all levels ranging from primary workforce to plant leadership. The Complex Leader must build a culture of trust, respect and accountability in a Union environment. In addition, the individual in this position helps to implement organizational strategies, standards and practices enrolling employees to achieve the Plant’s business strategy and deliver results.

Reports to: Operations Leader

Span of Control: 2 dotted line salary (staff) direct reports and 6 primary direct reports


Manage Operations

  • Lead operations in the hot end area of the plant to include the Batch, Binder, Melting, Fiberizing and Forming processes.
  • Provide direct supervision to employees in the Buildings and Grounds group.
  • Partner with Manufacturing Engineers (Line & Furnace) to identify and drive continuous improvement efforts through standardized work to improve cost, grow year-over-year productivity and reduce quality related issues for our customers
  • Set clear and measurable performance expectations, in line with plant goals; communicating and ensuring results are achieved for self and direct reports
  • Proactively analyzes and manages all relative operations performance metrics making improvements to efficiencies, quality and cost
  • Assign and coordinate work in a manufacturing department to include supervising first line leaders
  • Operate with zero environmental non-conformities to applicable company , government and regulatory policies
  • Ensure the quality systems are utilized to provide a consistent product that meets manufacturing specifications
  • Ensure effective deployment of employee/labor relations practices (building strong partnership)

Talent Development/Employee Relations

  • Set clear and measurable performance expectations for self and direct reports aligning with the Fairburn Plant, Division and Corporate goals
  • Establish an engaged workforce characterized by mutual trust, open communications, teamwork, and recognition
  • Create and sustain a culture where talent is developed through effective performance management , talent evaluation and utilization of people
  • Maintain documentation, track, counsel and execute coaching and corrective action when performance issues occur
  • Create work standards for the hot end and partner with the Employee Development Leader to execute training for employees in the Forming and Building and Grounds groups.

Customer Focus

  • Partner with peers, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, etc to clearly understand process and customers FFUs so Fairburn can meet/exceed customer expectations
  • Assists in driving to zero defects or failures to customer



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related discipline required
  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 2 years leading people in a complex manufacturing environment or successful completion of the Manufacturing Leadership Program


  • Experience leading in a Union environment
  • Manufacturing Engineer experience preferred
  • Six Sigma certification and Lean manufacturing experience preferred
  • Willingness to relocate in the future with OC


  • Advanced knowledge of the people, process and equipment for the hot end operation of the plant
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Ability to compile and utilize data and/or Six Sigma methods for problem-solving and decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs
  • Creating and implementing strategic and operations plans
  • Leading and motivating peers, direct reports and primary workforce
  • Effective with verbal and written communication
  • Strong planning, resourcing and effective delegation skills
  • Able to engage and care for others starting with safety
  • Capable of achieving results fast both individually and through teams

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

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.

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