Production Technician

Location: Portland / Gresham, Oregon – United States

Shift: 12 hour rotating shifts / rotates days to nights every 6 weeks

The Owens Corning Foam Insulation plant in Gresham, Oregon is looking for technicians to run the various downstream pieces of equipment, perform quality checks, and monitor process. This plant produces extruded polystyrene foam insulation for various applications.

The Gresham Foam Insulation plant was designed as a high performance organization set up to engage your strengths unlike any place that you have worked before. As a team member, you will have many opportunities to broaden your skill base and will be expected to accept responsibility and be accountable for contributing to the successful operation of the plant. We expect pride in workmanship and team involvement in ensuring a safe environment, eliminating waste, and working together to solve problems, improve operations, and make decisions.

We need people who are all about making a difference at work and making things better day by day. Successful candidates must demonstrate both the ability to work in self-directed teams, with little to no supervision, as well as demonstrate the ability to drive results in a team environment.

This is shift work in a plant that aims to run 24/7 365 days a year which requires teams to work weekends and holidays. We work a 12 hour day from 5:45 am/pm – 6 am/pm and teams rotate days to nights every six weeks. The work rotation schedule allows for a three day weekend every other weekend and days off during the week as well.

The Owens Corning Gresham Foam Insulation plant is offering extremely competitive wages, an incentive award (bonus) program, and a robust benefits package including health and wellness benefits and a 401(k) matching program. In addition, we are seeking individuals interested in advancement opportunities, including demonstrating the potential to work as an Extruder Operator in our facility.

Production Technician qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum 2-3 years in manufacturing / production (or similar role) is preferred;
  • Demonstrated background in continuous/high speed manufacturing; extrusion process preferred;
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Proven success in working with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to drive for results in a team atmosphere.
  • Troubleshooting skills, including root-cause analysis and resolution of machine issues;
  • Ability to drive the process to ensure production and quality targets are met on a daily basis;
  • Complete and enter work order notifications in SAP;
  • Maintain good housekeeping of work areas and plant;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Maneuvering up to 50 pounds, as needed.
  • Forklift / loading experience a plus. All successful candidates must pass forklift lift training and become certified on the forklift during their introductory period.

Please ONLY submit your resume and/or apply one time. Please do NOT contact the company directly. If we feel your skills and qualifications match our criteria we will contact you.

Pre-employment assessment, drug screen (hair), confidential medical review, and background check required.

Introductory Period

For new hires in regular job openings, the first 90 days of employment at Owens Corning Gresham Foam Insulation are considered to be an introductory period where your work performance will be observed and evaluated. Completion of the introductory period does not guarantee continued employment and does not alter the at-will relationship between you and the Company.

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 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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