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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Maintenance Leader

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Job ID 58376

Owens Corning, a leader in global building and industrial materials, is building a new glass mat manufacturing site at the company’s new Fort Smith complex in Arkansas, U.S.A. The 165,000 square-foot manufacturing facility will produce mat for roofing shingles and other innovative nonwoven products on what will be the widest and fastest glass mat machine in the world.

“Owens Corning is investing in the growth of the Composites business,” states Nicolas Del Monaco, Senior Vice President at Owens Corning. “As a strategic partner to our customers, we continue to invest in state-of-the-art technology and intend to grow with them. Our new facility will allow us to serve fast growing markets and address the current and new needs of our customers.”


The Maintenance Leader will lead a maintenance team comprised of salaried engineers and hourly maintenance technicians.  This position is accountable to deliver reliable plant operations through Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), leading the Planned Maintenance (PM) pillar to drive improvements in safety, quality, productivity, customer focus, and cost.  The Maintenance Leader helps establish and execute plant strategy as a member of the plant Natural Leadership Team (NLT).

The successful candidate will develop the maintenance department into a customer-centric team, with a focus on delivering expected results for internal stakeholders, through leadership, training, development, and engagement.  Collaboration with all TPM pillar leaders, specifically the Autonomous Maintenance (AM) pillar, will be critical to the success of this role.  In addition, the successful candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of leadership and sustained performance associated with plant maintenance and reliability metrics.  Excellent interpersonal skills, leadership, driving change, and achieving results through employee engagement are required. 


  • Supervision, talent development, and engagement of all maintenance personnel.
  • Meeting exceptional safety performance, cost management, internal customer needs, quality requirements, and line performance.  
  • Establish a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect, open and honest communications, and teamwork.
  • Actively promote engagement with the primary workforce
  • Align accountabilities of employees with TPM
  • Individual and team development
  • Efficient capital planning, delivery, and associated asset retirement 
  • Efficiently utilize plant personnel and equipment to maximize productivity and cost effectiveness in meeting plant business plan
  • Advance TPM through leadership of the PM pillar and participation on the TPM Steering Team.
  • Ensure coordinated communication and direction across all shifts
  • Embody the 100% Leader concept
  • Establish and achieve challenging time-bound targets, overcoming barriers and developing alternative solutions


•             Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Science, or Technology

•             3-5 years of leadership in manufacturing environment

•             Experience and knowledge in formalized continuous improvement

•             Ability to create and drive change


•             Strong change management skills

•             Organize and lead multi-functional teams to achieve plant objectives

•             Demonstrate self-awareness and take action to continuously improve

•             Build strong team alignment and communication

•             Provide team member advocacy and drive quality of life enhancements

•             Coach, guide, and correct for results

•             Efficient use of resources

•             Prioritize and adapt to a rapidly-changing environment while balancing multiple responsibilities

•             Strong analytical skills

•             Strong process and financial acumen

•             Travel, as required (10-20%)



About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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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