Engineering Lead

Location: Compton, California – United States


Engineering Lead


The Engineering Lead is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient use of Maintenance & Engineering resources to achieve and sustain best possible asset reliability. This includes planning and implementing the engineering aspects of capital projects. His/her overarching goal is to sustain “Best day, every day capacity” and best Total Cost of Ownership to the operation. He/she helps eliminate waste, improve safety, reduce cost, and increase capability and productivity by continuously improving the reliability of equipment and partnering with production (the customer) to improve the process.

He/she is also accountable for establishing and maintaining preventative and predictive maintenance programs for plant equipment and machinery in order to provide optimum run time in the safest and most cost effective manner. Through his/her efforts, the facility enjoys and sustains a proactive culture that values Reliability Excellence and effective life cycle asset management.

REPORTS TO: This position reports to the Plant Leader.

SPAN OF CONTROL: This position has no direct reports.


Living the Safety stand and adhering to the safety responsibilities

  • Performs all functions of the job in a safe manner and promptly reports any unsafe behaviors to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Educates team members on safe maintenance work processes and procedures and enforces good safety practices
  • Ensures a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and builds a culture where safety is a first priority
  • Knows and understands plant environmental permits and makes certain that all new equipment meets these requirements
  • Effectively communicates Owens Corning’s stand of safety with external parties and ensures that they work according to our safety standards
  • Ensures that preventative and predictive plans, work instructions, and other procedures related to the installation, maintenance and repair of plant equipment and machinery are build and executed

Knowing our Customers

  • Reaches mutually beneficial agreement with all supported operating departments on required capacity specifications, ideally in terms of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) or similar metric that measures capacity losses related to quality, availability, and performance
  • Identifies, understands, and teaches others Critical Maintenance Procedures required to provide our customers with reliable and productive equipment and machinery
  • Develops and implements procedures and systems to ensure equipment consistently meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Supports the maintenance staff to ensure they meet our customer’s needs

Supporting Operations

  • Analyzes machine and process data, providing feedback and making recommendations to optimize performance; ensures effective use and integration of information technologies
  • Creates and executes a system that optimizes maintenance strategies according to criticality and failure consequences
  • Networks with other plants, S&T and other relevant groups to identify and implement best practices for continuous improvement of plant performance metrics
  • Identifies and implements machine and equipment improvements, including ordering parts and services through SAP for Capital and Engineering Projects
  • Defines required maintenance actions to resolve equipment issues
  • Implements root-cause analysis and corrective actions for issues surfaced through equipment failures
  • Documents Machine and Equipment Performance Characteristics
  • Develops and enforces a comprehensive Engineering Change Management process
  • Supports and controls his/her portion of the maintenance budget that provides for optimized spending to achieve the agreed-upon capacity and asset reliability
  • Identifies and requests capital funding for equipment, modifications, etc; engages key stakeholders for approval of the funding and the execution of the plan for change
  • Serves as plant liaison and leader with outside technical contractors
  • Creates and implements a measurement and performance evaluation system in support of two primary objectives- Optimal resource management; Optimal system, plant & equipment reliability
  • Aids in the development and implementation of the plant capital plan
  • Other work and responsibilities as directed by the plant leadership

Leading and Developing Talent

  • Develops and executes training plans for maintenance personnel and creates a continuous learning environment for employees
  • Coaches, counsels and trains all employees on Total Productive Machinery Strategies and Plan to ensure employee engagement and ownership
  • Co-leads and coaches primary maintenance workforce and drives their engagement
  • Promotes a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect, open and honest communications, teamwork and a passion for wining
  • Serves as a technical expert for all departments and invests in the growth and development of others
  • Trains, leads, and directs skilled craft people in advanced process controls



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within a manufacturing or technical environment; heavy manufacturing in a continual flow process or paper industry, preferred


  • Strong background in Preventative and Predictive Maintenance techniques
  • Experience in six sigma including statistics, trail design, data analysis and control charting
  • Computer and Software competencies, including immediate skills in PLC ladder logic, Microsoft Office Suite, and Business Enterprise Systems (CMMS)


  • Ability to analyze and use data to drive equipment improvements
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time
  • Ability to develop people
  • Knowledge of customer needs (both internal and external), product and machine specifications, basic cost drivers and the Critical Process Variables (CPVs) that impact these elements
  • Knowledge and experience with Root Cause Analysis, FMEA, Kaizen events
  • Ability to competitively drive results
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) to effectively communicate with people across all levels of the organization
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Ability and desire to learn new controls technologies and systems as required throughout the plant
  • Must be able to read industrial blueprints
  • Customer oriented
  • Inspire and energize others
  • Collaborate and foster team work
  • Think strategically
  • Engage self and others in learning
  • Follow through on commitments and promises
  • Generate Ideas
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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 2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26 countries. It has been listed as a Fortune 500® company for more than 61 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.

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