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Irving, Texas, United States

Technical Leader

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Job ID 54543


The Technical Leader is accountable to ensure a quality product is being manufactured to meet or exceed our customer expectations. The Technical Leader establishes and maintains accurate process recipes for operations to safely produce products that consistently meet codes, specifications, and customer requirements at the lowest cost.  The Technical Leader is accountable to continuously improve the manufacturing process using TPM to eliminate waste, improve safety, reduce cost, increase capacity and productivity, and improve the end product.

The Technical Leader reports directly to the Site Leader and is part of the Site NLT.


  1. Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

The Technical Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is the first and highest priority
  • Ensuring that all control plans, work instructions, and other procedures related to the technical operation of the production lines minimize the risk to employees.
  • Developing risk assessments for critical tasks
  • Ensure participation in all plant safety activities by his team and the MLPs under his leadership.


  • Implement a personal safety action plan and review with leader
  • Safety metrics – RIR, first aids, near misses, BBS observations, SAFE and Critical 6
  • Participate in HPI work station assessments

  1. Knowing our Customers

The Technical Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Identifying, understanding, and teaching others the Critical Product Characteristics required to provide our customers with the highest quality product
  • Developing and implementing procedures and systems to ensure products consistently meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Supporting experiments or trials for new and existing products to ensure they meet our customer’s fitness for use
  • Customer complaint participation, including job and home visits to personally view product in field.
  • Leading the QM TPM Pillar
  • Acting as the site Customer Champion.
  • Working with T&D Pillar on Quality training.
  • Ensuring Plant is following all Quality Foundational Elements


  • In-house Audits
  • Schedule Attainment
  • Quality Assurance
  • Customer Complaints including Service Exceptions and Cost of Non-Quality
  • Quality training completed.
  • All equipment and process calibrations completed as per QSA
  • 8D performed on all complaints

  1. Directing Operations

The Technical Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Conducting daily process audits to review Critical Product Characteristics and Critical Process Variables and implementing sustainable corrective actions for process shifts or upsets
  • Determining process consistency and performance (Ppk)
  • Implementing control charting schemes for Critical Process Variables
  • Developing and implementing Operator Control Plans to ensure that all products meet specifications at the lowest cost
  • Conducting process audits and implementing corrective actions to ensure product consistency and maximum volume
  • Identifying and eliminating special causes of product and process variation (troubleshooting)
  • Analyzing product and process data, providing feedback and making recommendations to optimize performance
  • Networking with other plants and the Science & Technology Center (S&T) to identify and implement best practices
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Implementing corrective actions for issues surfaced through quality complaints and hold tags
  • Coaching, counseling, and training all employees on process control
  • Creating, and documenting process settings and work instructions
  • Defining required maintenance actions to resolve equipment issues
  • Identifying and correcting repetitive equipment failures and working with Maintenance to identify and implement solutions
  • Identifying, analytically justifying and requesting capital funding for equipment, modifications, etc.
  • Defining and tracking measures of success


  • Operational Efficiencies
  • Critical Product Characteristics and Critical Process Variables
  • Cost Metrics
  • Environmental Compliance

  1. Leading and Developing Talent

The Technical Leader will have responsibility for:

  • Training primary employees in the manufacturing process
  • Training employees in process control procedures
  • Working with employees to develop and implement Operator Control Plans
  • Partnering with Maintenance to develop and implement Total Productive Maintenance plans for equipment to ensure employee understanding and ownership
  • Manage development of all MLP’s and Interns


  • Individual Goals and Objectives
  • Presence of Operator Control Plans
  • MLP Development Plans

  1. TPM

The Technical Leader will:

  • Serve as QM & FI TPM Pillar Lead
  • Lead, coach and solicit input from team members to drive successful execution of TPM site goals.
  • Work closely with the T&D pillar to coordinate training
  • Drive root cause analysis.
  • Lead rapid improvements in Safety, Quality and Productivity.

Job Requirements


  1. Minimum of 5 years experience within a manufacturing or technical environment
  2. Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Understands customer needs, product specifications, basic cost drivers and the Critical Process Variables (CPVs) that impact these elements
  2. Understands and works with basic principles of engineering
  3. Understands Six Sigma concepts including statistics, trial design, data analysis and control charting
  4. Understands basic elements of producing fiberglass including raw materials, processes and control systems
  5. Ability to communicate with and engage employees at all levels of the organization
  6. Strong background in Statistical Process Control techniques
  7. Ability to analyze and use data to drive process improvements
  8. Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time
  9. Six Sigma Black Belt (preferred)
  10. Lean Certification or evidence of Lean Manufacturing experience
  11. Knowledge and experience with design of experiments

Personal Characteristics:

  1. Engages and cares for others, starting with safety
  2. Achieves results fast, individually and through teams
  3. Likes people and working in teams
  4. Takes business risks, grows from failures, celebrates successes
  5. Makes self and others better
  6. Has Company spirit
  7. Thrives in ambiguous environments
  8. Able to influence without authority
  9. Open to new ideas
  10. High level of tolerance for stress
  11. Demonstrates strategic planning and thinking
  12. High level of intellect

Computer and Software Competencies:

The employee must be able to:

  • Navigate webpages for compensation & benefit and online training purposes
  • Essential computer literacy: Corporate desktop environment such as Microsoft Office suite (Work, PowerPoint, Excel, etc), or equivalent
  • Utilize software to identify data trends and patterns


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, manufacturing technologies, 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 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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