Brentwood, New Hampshire, United States

Winder Operator

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Job ID 53326


Plant and Environmental Safety

  • Lives the Owens Corning Safety Stand and meets all safety requirements. Safety is a condition of employment.
  • Take personal ownership to work safely and hold other team members to the same high standards of safety
  • Notify supervisor immediately of any accident, near miss or on- the -job injury when it occurs no matter how insignificant it may seem.
  • Participates in the safety, quality, autonomous maintenance, TPM and housekeeping programs as established within the plant; including but not limited to Focused Improvement Events, Safety Committee, Training, etc.
  • Performs job tasks to reduce environmental impact and adheres to the environmental regulations and recycling procedures for waste disposal.
  • Complies with all plant rules and safety regulations.
  • Performs cleanup duties at workstations and/or equipment/machinery.
  • Communicates safety concerns and/or equipment problems/abnormalities to appropriate personnel, maintaining strong communication with the appropriate line section operators to ensure immediate action is taken for product out of spec.
  • Inspect vehicles before use and throughout shift, keeping all equipment clean and operational.

  • Participates in plant TPM initiatives - completing activities associated with TPM tasks (adheres to CILT standard, 5S).
  • Continues to use TPM methodology to gain a better understanding of the equipment.
  • Identifies and participates proactively in learning opportunities and develops expertise in those areas.
  • Utilizes Focus Improvement tools to problem solve.
  • Works to achieve zero injuries, zero defects and zero losses.
  • During PM days, uses time effectively to bring equipment to optimal condition for zero losses.
  • Maintain DM and Step Boards.


  • Perform winder, bander, EDL, and conveyor quality checks and documentation at specified intervals.
  • Maintain control panel – adjust speed, delays, and other timers if needed.
  • Interface with plant employees to provide quality control information.
  • Monitor and report unusual or suspect material issues not within specifications.
  • Communicate with all coater end operators concerning shift production
  • Communicate with all back-end operators concerning quality problems
  • Understand and react to upset conditions.
  • Evaluate all finished product for proper weight.


  • Have a basic understanding of product process.
  • Operate both Winders, box makers, Palletizers and EDL.
  • Operate stretch/shrink wrappers, wall of flame for all pallets.
  • Operate banding equipment.
  • Follow IVC inventory processes; print and apply labels
  • Weigh and report pallet weights.
  • Operate powered industrial vehicles (including forklifts, sweepers).
  • Load and stack rewraps.
  • Accurately report the amount of scrap and seconds for tracking.
  • Adjust guide plates and speed for different products.
  • Cover winder end employee outages (to cover vacation, holiday, call-offs, etc.) 
  • Relieve crew members from duties for breaks.
  • Visibly verify completion and submission of all winder operator paperwork (LPA, FAI, Dimension, Pallet Count Sheet).
  • Manage seconds, scrap, and trash.
  • Monitor equipment.
  • Listen for alarms and responds appropriately to the various alarm signals.
  • Assist in repair of mat breaks.
  • Assist in all lace-up, product change procedures.
  • Perform preventive maintenance (PM) on down days.
  • Assist the shift mechanic on machine outages.

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate.
  • Support the training and development of colleagues.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to changing priorities as business needs dictate.
  • Identifies and participates proactively in learning opportunities, and develops expertise in those areas.
  • Follows standard operating procedures and processes.
  • Can and is willing to make decisions. Knows the chain of command to get support.
  • Regular Attendance on site and the ability to rotate varying shifts.
  • All other duties as assigned or needed.


The employee should hold the following skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated desire to impact safety
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team atmosphere with minimal direct supervision
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and the ability to troubleshoot
  • High attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Basic mathematics skills
  • Able to effectively communicate (read, write, speak, understand) English


The employee must be able to:

  • Work with a computer to perform basic data entry
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills such as Microsoft Outlook, IVC, SCADA and SAP.

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent required.
  • Manufacturing or process related experience preferred.


  • Must remain drug free
  • Exposure to dust/dirt/fumes/fiberglass
  • Ability to work in wet environments: including head and feet
  • Industrial manufacturing environment with extreme temperature variation
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable (hearing protection is provided)
  • Ability to wear applicable PPE for up to 12 hours
  • Ability to distinguish colors and shading
  • Ability to become certified to operate a forklift (when applicable)
  • Prolonged sitting, standing, or walking for 8 – 12 hour shifts
  • Bending and twisting; repetitive movements
  • Able to do repetitive hand, arm, leg movements for up to 12 hours
  • Must be able to squat, bend at the waist and knees freely
  • Be able to climb stairs, use full upper body movement for process; stand up to 12 hours with breaks
  • Ability to work from heights
  • Lift, push and pull 40lbs.repetitively
  • Handle, control, feed, or feel objects, tools or product
  • Must be able to work flexible rotating shift schedules – mandatory overtime as required
Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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