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Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Forming Operator Post 2011 Probationary

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Job ID 54569

JOB TITLE: Forming Operator


This job requires self-direction, working alone or in small teams with little direct supervision. The Forming Operator will develop skills and knowledge within the Forming Operator classification. The Forming Operator will participate in formal and informal training situations related to the Forming Operator classification. The Forming Operator will perform various tasks within the classification independently to the extent of the developed skills. This role is a permanent temporary position for vacation relief purposes.

Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.


  • Fulfill requirements of the department programs to the degree required of the Forming Operator classification
  • Participate in the safety and good housekeeping programs as established within the plant
  • Work in two specific areas within the classification on a daily basis: one day predominately in Packaging area supporting the Bushing level & one day on the Bushing level supporting the Packaging area
  • Perform work in the packaging area consisting of: Package Setup, Final Packaging, Quality Testing/Labeling, Proper Product Identification and placement of finished material in the Warehouse
  • Responsible for packaging integrity and quality checks on each packaging order
  • Monitor correct product weights and ensure that they are maintained throughout the shift
  • Handle startup and shut down duties pertaining to packaging equipment at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Maintain quality checks and ensure proper product identification and weight
  • Maintain 100% inspection of all material
  • Report any problems to appropriate personnel and carry out emergency procedures
  • Operate a fork lift and other related material handling machinery
  • Bushing level duties include managing the operation of two Wet Chop Machines ensuring safe operation at all times
  • Managing 10 bushings of glass fibers that feed Wet Chop Machines
  • Ensure each Wet Chop machine is in good working condition and works in accordance to regulations set by the Company
  • Handing down glass fibers in a timely established fashion after a positional break out
  • Assist in troubleshooting positional issues related to reliability
  • Perform other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by Supervision and Management


  • High school diploma or GED equivalency
  • 1-3 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  •  Participation and successful qualification in a workplace skill assessment administered by Owens Corning and Conestoga College as a condition of employment


  • Ability to think under pressure and make quick decisions
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently  
  • Good attention to detail
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Meet team expectations such as reliability, teamwork, and process improvement
  • Maintain and continuously improve productivity, quality and safety

Owens Corning will provide reasonable accommodation to all applicants during the recruitment process and employment. Those requiring alternative communication formats contact us in-person, by calling 519-823-7299.

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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