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Lakeland, Florida, United States

Down Line Operator

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Job ID 53344

Lakeland Plant


Job Description

Job Title:                         Downline Operator

Department:                    Operations/Manufacturing

Reports to:                      Team Leader

Supervises:                     N/A

FLSA Status:                   Non-Exempt

Date:                                1/23/2014


Operates, monitors, maintains, and troubleshoots all down line equipment for ULF operations.   Tests, communicates results, and documents results of quality testing of all ULF product to assure quality requirements are met.Transfers packaged materials to maintain warehouse FIFO protocols and assists in loading trucks with product for transport to client.Reports any potential discrepant material to Team Leader and provides fiber properties and characteristics for process adjustments to be made.Works to assure maximized quality and safety during operations.Notifies Team Leader to any equipment, quality, or operational complications needing resolution and takes corrective actions within scope of the Downline Operator role.

Principal Operational Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows all Owens Corning safety policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate competency in all ULF quality testing including blown density, thermal testing, color testing, and loss on ignition (LOI)
  • Perform data entry and monitoring of all quality data collected on shift
  • Place bags on bagger equipment snouts to assure proper packaging
  • Assign programs and troubleshoot material handling robot to assure proper functionality
  • Assure proper bag labeling and placement
  • Maintain inkjet label printer and stretch wrapping equipment
  • Demonstrate competency in forklift safe operation
  • Admix out of specification (OS) product to maximize PJE and reduce waste
  • Assist in transport line clean out to assure optimized airflow through transport lines
  • Maintain consistent bag weights per product specification between bagger equipment
  • Assign programs and troubleshoot bag placing robot as required to assure smooth operation in the downline area
  • Notes any process abnormalities and notifies Team Leader to initiate corrective action
  • Increase technical aptitude of the fiberglass manufacture process to increase capabilities and understanding of operation
  • Transfer packaged product from operations floor to warehouse throughout operations
  • Lead and complete bill of lading process and assist with goods receipt process when needed
  • Work with warehouse management to understand FIFO system and maneuver product accordingly
  • Utilize and appropriately document shipments in SAP software and paperwork
  • Assist warehouse personnel in shipping and receiving as required

  • Assures clean and orderly housekeeping in all assigned areas at all times
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by the NLT and the direct supervisor


  • Manage downline and quality equipment to operate at maximum efficiency and meet performance expectations
  • Notify Team Leader of any process or equipment abnormalities to achieve root cause and corrective action as quickly as possible
  • Notify Team Leader of any OS product and observations associated with the product to return process to yielding acceptable material per quality expectations
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any bagger equipment issues to maintain maximum efficiency of the operation
  • Communicate any equipment complication to Team Leader and the maintenance team


The employee should hold the following abilities:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Must possess strong communication skills
  • Must have the ability to multi-task
  • Must work well in team environment
  • Must have the ability to execute basic mathematical calculations
  • Must have OC equipment familiarity and problem solving skills
  • Must  have the capability of understanding cause/effect process relationships
  • Must demonstrate initiative and a quality work ethic
  • Must be able to work independently


The employee must be able to:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Outlook and other Office software


The employee should have the following:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required
    • College degree is preferred
  • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be drug and alcohol free
  • Related experience and/or industrial training in an industrial environment


This position requires:

  • Exposure to temperature extremes
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
  • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Lifting/carrying/moving up to 50 pounds
  • Regular attendance on site and the ability to work shift schedule
  • Wearing respirator protection and other required PPE
  • Participates in the safety and good housekeeping programs as established within the plant

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.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.

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

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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