Maintenance Leader

Location: Irving, Texas – United States

Maintenance Leader

The Maintenance Leader is expected to lead with a clear view of where the organization needs to be in 1-3 years and consistently deliver results to achieve that view, lead with a decision making approach that models and teaches the proper inclusion of analytics, team ideas and personal experiences, communicate in a way that positive shapes customer, team member and community action, and build the OC talent pipeline by growing all team members and recruiting the best of the best.

The Maintenance Leader reports to the Plant Leader.


1. Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

The Maintenance Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is a first priority
  • Training and developing employees to safely perform their jobs
  • Leading and supporting safety initiatives and processes to drive towards zero recordable injuries
  • Effectively communicating Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Maintenance Department to ensure front line leaders and employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning

2. Knowing our Customers

The Maintenance Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Understanding and communicating customer expectations throughout the Maintenance Department where appropriate.
  • Ensuring the reliability of plant machinery and equipment in order to meet production schedules and customer orders.

3. Executing Strategy and Directing Operations

The Maintenance Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Determining organizational objectives and priorities in support of the Plant’s strategy and vision, and for developing teams to deliver results in support of these objectives and priorities
  • The successful operation of activities of major significance to the organization including leadership of major capital projects
  • Making operational decisions or recommendations that could affect the financial, employee, or public relations posture of the organization
  • Improving plant efficiency measures through execution of the Reliability Work Process
  • Living the values and vision of the Company; establish an engaged workforce characterized by mutual trust, open communications, teamwork, and recognition
  • Assigning and coordinating the work in the maintenance department to include supervising first line leaders and analyzing productivity reports
  • Preparing budgets relative to capital expenditures, manpower, repairs, etc.
  • Facilitating process improvements through people deployment, productivity enhancements, high performance work teams and being a model for change
  • Developing and leading strategic business plans; accountable for delivering plant performance metrics
  • Driving alignment between plant departments

4. Leading and Developing Talent

The Maintenance Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Creating and sustaining a culture where talent is developed through effective performance management and talent evaluation
  • Effectively staffing the organization, providing competent people and the appropriate mix of internal and external talent to satisfy both near-term and long-term succession needs
  • Investing in the growth and development of individuals identified as high potential talent
  • Establishing clear and measurable expectations of performance and review commitments to ensure goals are achieved; completing first line leader performance appraisals and coaching employees to develop and execute growth and development plans
  • Monitoring and enforcing plant policies in a consistent manner to ensure a positive labor environment
  • Maintaining documentation, tracking, counseling and executing coaching and corrective action when performance issues occur
  • Actively leading and building effective work teams and committees to increase plant performance and drive continuous improvement initiatives

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of 7 years progressive leadership experience in a manufacturing facility or environment
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, reqiured
  • Experience or knowledge of TPM, preferred
  • Experience in leading, assessing, and developing talent to deliver results
  • Experience with CMMS

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated capability in change management
  • Ability to effectively communicate to all levels of management and all hourly employees
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Lean Certification is preferred at time of hire
  • Lean manufacturing experience

Personal Characteristics:

1. Engages and cares for others, starting with safety

2. Achieves results fast, individually and through teams

3. Likes people and working in teams

4. Takes business risks, grows from failures, celebrates successes

5. Makes self and others better

6. Thrives in ambiguous environments

7. Open to new ideas

8. Demonstrates strategic planning and thinking

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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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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