Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Machine Operator

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Job ID 54516

Owens Corning Minneapolis is a manufacturing facility that produces roofing shingles. We are looking for motivated production employees, eager to learn our operations and contribute to the success of our facility. 

Production Operators perform foundational duties that directly relate to the production of roofing shingles. Working on a team of 14, production operators work under the direction of Front Line Leaders to perform the following duties:

Utility duties:

  • Qualifies on all tasks on a progressive basis and rotates between task areas and performs duties on an as needed basis in any task.
  • Performs all quality checks/tests on time.
  • Off loads conveyor of seconds and rewraps, stacks seconds and adds in rewraps.
  • Performs common labor and janitorial tasks (including, but not limited to, general sweeping, clean up work, etc.)
  • Performs support labor for front end operations (including, but not limited to, feed rewraps back onto the conveyor, etc.)
  • Assists in repairing all line breaks (heavy tails) and adjusts equipment for product.
  • Pulls all splices from the bundles.
  • Visually inspects bundles and/or shingles, sets aside rejects, and notifies appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in the safety and good housekeeping programs as as established within the plant.
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by the Front Line Leader or Assistant Foreman.

Cooling Section duties:

  • Helps contril the cooling and press roll section of the production line
  • Adjust pressure on the press role to ensure granule adhesion
  • Observe quality of product; take corrective action as needed
  • Perform color and product changes
  • Repair line breaks
  • Prevent asphalt build up on cooling rolls and slate drive drums
  • Monitor sealant tank levels; refill asphalt tank as needed throughout shift
  • Maintain the Surenail tape application process
  • Monitor tape, sealant, nail line, shadow line, and sheet on slate drum during and after upset conditions
  • Performs any team task on an as needed basis.
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the job as directed by the Front Line Leader or Assistant Foreman.

Palletizer duties:

  • Operates and adjusts palletizer and conveyors (including, but not limited to, start, stop, clearing of jams, etc.)
  • Helps perform preventative maintenance to palletizer (including, but not limited to, tighten bolts, clean conveyor rollers, etc.)
  • Visually inspect pallets and sets aside as needed.
  • Transports pallets to the palletizer.
  • Loads pallets into the palletizer.
  • Assists the lift truck operator with the count and notifies the coater operator before the next color change.

Autocatcher duties:

  • Helps clear all  jams in the laminator area of the production line.
  • Assists auto catcher attendant in adjusting the machine.
  • Performs any team task on an as needed basis.
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the job as directed by the Front Line Leader or Assistant Foreman.

Lift Truck Operator duties:

  • Transports all product from the palletizer to the proper storage area
  • Unload raw materials from truck and rail
  • Restock raw material on the production line via lift truck


 The ideal candidate would:

  • Maintain a safe work enviornment at all times.
  • Be motivated to work in both a team and independent environment.
  • Have effective communication skills.
  • Thrive in a fast, yet safe, pace of operation.
  • Be adaptable to change.


  • Log into computers and navigate Owens Corning’s intranet to complete mandatory training, view wage statements, select benefit options, and update contact information
  • Enters downtime/slowtime data into the IM computer.



The employee should have the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency



The employee should possess the ability to:

  • Routinely lift up to 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Work up to 12 hours in extreme hot/cold manufacturing environment.
  • Walk/stand on concrete floor as required during shift work, lasting 8-12 hours.
  • Routinely ascend and descend stairs and ladders.
  • Safeguard self with Personal protective Equipment (PPE)- steel-toed shoes, eye protection (glasses, goggles, and/or facemask) hearing protection, and long sleeved shirt (with shirt tail tucked in) as necessary for task.
  • Use cleaning equipment or tools as necessary for housekeeping duties in accordance with all safety rules.

Ability to work overtime as necessary. It is a requirement to be a U.S. citizen OR have valid proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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 and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  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.

Please read the qualification requirements for said job and do not apply if you do not meet the requirements.  This job bid is not intended to be an all-inclusive job description

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 www.owenscorning.com.

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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