Reliability Group Leader

Location: Granville, Ohio – United States


The Manufacturing Reliability Group (MRG) Leader is a key leadership role providing direction and standards in pursuit of improving manufacturing performance globally for OC. The outcomes are to provide technology, information systems and business processes as foundational elements to build and drive a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) culture.

The MRG leader builds strong partnerships with Business Leaders, Plant Leadership Teams, Capital Delivery and Global Information Services; and is recognized as a leader that influences key decisions and drives new value creation.

The position is the owner of the TPM-PM pillar for the enterprise TPM Core Team. The role sets the direction and assures all plants have a roadmap to support the PM-Pillar and are striving to achieve the JIPM standards. The position facilitates via regional/business organizations to achieve overall objectives. The position will manage a team of resources, both internal OC and external partners in building solution proof of concepts and achieving overall outcomes.

Reports to: Director – Manufacturing Science & Technology.


Demonstrates a commitment of Leadership in safety

  • Actively participates in team safety meetings, hazard identification and safety training
  • Acts and Intervenes when risks and hazards are seen or identified.
  • Ensures rigorous compliance to standard safety procedures and OC corporate policies.

Strategy Development and Execution:

  • Develops, communicates and gains alignment on the strategic vision and migration path for planned maintenance and equipment reliability.
  • Works with and influences key leaders in the business and plants to assess and align on the direction and priorities for the PM Pillar activities.
  • Defines and implements core components of Planned Maintenance Pillar and ensures full utilization of all maintenance information systems, including Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system, to maximize reliability and asset utilization.
  • Develops, communicates and directs operational reliability programs/projects in clear alignment with both Operations Leadership Team (OLT) and business general managers to drive productivity and improve asset reliability and protection.
  • Provide Technical support and training (related to reliability / maintenance services) for Manufacturing sites and key production equipment through management of a Reliability University.
  • Working with site and business leadership, develop and communicate a TPM-PM Roadmap to promote growth within our businesses through improved manufacturing performance.

Builds and leads multi-disciplinary teams

  • Work and communicate effectively with people at all levels within the organization in a way that causes enrollment, engagement, and execution.
  • Clearly disseminates information that meets the needs of all business stakeholders and leaders
  • Ensures all team members have clearly defined expectations and deliverables that are matched with individual strengths.
  • Sets and manages the priorities and performance objectives for the manufacturing reliability group resources, laboratories, and training centers.
  • Develop a sustaining sponsorship network across all businesses and regions. Through a delivery model supported through an OC Reliability Network which propagates the vision and further enhances the OC reliability Roadmap.
  • Lead and manage cross functional teams (program leaders, technical experts, and IT resources) to establish strategic options/recommendations, adequate resource allocations, timelines, etc.

Maintains an understanding of industry and technology trends to provide insight into industry best practices

  • Establish and maintain supplier relationships to understand latest direction and technological developments.
  • Partner with professional organizations, i.e. Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP), Reliability & Maintainability Council with University of Tennessee, Accenture SAP-EAM International Maintenance Conference (IMC), Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) to understand the competitive landscape and define opportunities in reliability.
  • Benchmark with other companies on reliability and planned maintenance programs.
  • Translates an external perspective of reliability landscapes to fit OC’s business needs, and communicate recommendations to the OLT (Operations Leadership Team) to drive TPM culture excellence across Owens Corning.



  • A minimum of a BS degree, preferably engineering degree or comparable technical degree.
  • Requires 10+ years of overall experience in manufacturing, with a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience and work in TPM/reliability.


  • Knowledge of TPM/Maintenance Excellence programs including SMRP 5 Bodies of Knowledge – Business and Management, Manufacturing Process Reliability, Equipment Reliability, People Skills, Work Management.
  • Knowledge of applicable systems and software – Enterprise Asset Management software (SAP PM) and predictive maintenance technologies (ultrasonic, infrared, vibration analysis, etc)
  • CMRP certification required
  • Partner Relationships – experience with cross-functional teams that include third party expertise. Aptitude to build strategic and execution-focused plans and alliances with suppliers leadership.
  • Communication – clearly conveys relevant information and ideas with confidence and in a manner that inspires the audience attention and ensures there is an understanding of the message. Seeks to understand others through active listening.
  • Planning (Project and Operation) – project planning to establish milestones for execution; forecasting resources; reporting actual usage and resource planning for track(s) is imperative.
  • Change Leadership – manages transition to ensure adoption of change through the ADKAR methodology.

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 15,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 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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