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Brentwood, New Hampshire, United States

Winder Operator

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Job ID 58947

Winder Operator



This person is a member of a crew that operates two production lines. You will work with your shift to safely produce high quality product in a fast pace continuous operation environment. The expectation for a winder operator is to deliver quality packaging and products for our customers. 



Plant and Environmental Safety 

  • Lives the Owens Corning Safety Standard 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 (AM), 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 (FI) 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 DMS and AM Team Area Activity Boards. 


  • Perform winder, 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 (QC) 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 and/or thickness. 


  • Have a basic understanding of product process. 

  • Operate Winders and packaging machines on both lines. 

  • Operate banding equipment. 

  • Print and apply pallet labels 

  • Load and stack reworked material. 

  • Manage and accurately report the amount of scrap and seconds for tracking. 

  • Relieve crew members from duties for breaks 

  • Manage trash. 

  • Listen for alarms and responds appropriately to the various alarm signals. 

  • Assist in repair of web breaks. 

  • Assist in all threading, 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 Excel, Outlook, Pallet labeling system (IVC), Ignition 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 

  • 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 49lbs. repetitively 

  • Handle, control, feed, or feel objects, tools or product 

  • Must be able to work flexible rotating shift schedules – mandatory overtime as required 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.   

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. 

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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