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Kearny, New Jersey, United States


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Job ID 55244


The Utility position is an hourly position, and reports to the Production Shift Supervisor.  The employee is responsible for ensuring that the end process of producing quality shingles continues even during process upsets.  The Utility ensures that only quality product makes it from the production line.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Follow and enforce all safety rules and procedures, training, and initiatives
    • Maintain good housekeeping in all work areas
    • Participate on safety teams
    • Perform laminator quality checks
    • Compliant with the Layered Process Audit requirements
    • Check measurements of shingles
      • Ensure bundles are properly stacked when exiting autocatchers
    • Evaluate viewing board
    • Monitor and report unusual or suspect material issues
      • Remove off-specification shingles from line
      • Ensure that no granule build-up is falling onto bundles
      • Remove splices
      • Monitor levels and application of laminate and seal
    • Be familiar with the functions and components of the autocatchers
    • Be familiar with all areas of operations
    • Demonstrate Autonomous Maintenance (AM) ownership of equipment (5S - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain; CIL- Cleaning Inspection and Lubrication Standards, etc.)
    • Strive to maintain TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) goals of zero losses, zero accidents, zero defects
    • Clear machine jams
    • Assist in cleaning all machines as necessary
    • Wrap or Rewrap finished product as necessary
    • Assist in lace-up procedures
    • Handle, stack, weigh, mark, and store product in proper location
    • Perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) or downtime cleaning and Autonomous Maintenance (AM) activities
    • Perform process stops actions
    • Display shingles on viewing board every hour and during color changes
    • Assist Utility team members to keep front end of line running smoothly
    • Relieve Utility team members for break periods
    • Visibly verify completion and submission of operator paperwork
    • Participate in process teams (Ex. TPM)
    • Perform assigned housekeeping tasks
    • Shrouding Finished Product


  • Must be able to read Human Machine Interface and understand control of Accumulator Conveyor
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be able to work at a reasonably rapid pace in a high-speed manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work all shifts including nights
  • Regular attendance, timeliness, and scheduling flexibility are required
  • Must have the ability to do basic mathematical calculations
  • Must be able to work with a computer to perform basic data entry
  • Must be able to obtain a forklift license


  • Must be able to operate a computer or other keyboard instrument


  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent


  • Exposure to temperature extremes
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that may be uncomfortable
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, fiberglass particles, and fumes
  • Prolonged standing for 8 – 16-hour shifts
  • Mandatory overtime as required
  • Repetitive movements
  • Frequent climbing, bending, twisting, and lifting
  • Handle, control, and feed product
  • Ability to frequently move 40-100 pounds (lift over 40 pounds only with a team member)


  • All annual safety and role specific training, as required by the nature of this position
  • Initial TPM AM Steps and additional training as site progresses

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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