Newark, Ohio, United States

Maintenance Supervisor

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Job ID 54367

This position will lead Batch, Binder and Utility Maintenance Operations for the Newark Plant.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the maintenance process.  They must demonstrate the ability to motivate people and must be viewed as a clear and credible communicator.  They must have a passion for safety and be able to foster effective working relationships built upon trust and respect with plant employees and leaders.

Reports to:  Wool Plant Maintenance Leader

Span of Control:  The Maintenance Supervisor will have approximately 5 Electrical (IBEW) and 10 Mechanical (IAM) union represented employees.   


Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

They will have responsibility for:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is a first priority.


  • Ensure 95% completion rate in <30 days for all safety incident reports
  • Ensure 80% completion on all safety work orders in <30 days
  • Safety metrics – RIR, first aids, near misses, SAFE and Critical 6
  • Leader Safety Standard Work and Hazard ID
  • Ensures a safe work environment through employee coaching and engagement and strict adherence to OC’s safety policies and procedures

Directing Maintenance Operations

Will have the responsibility to:

  • Provide effective leadership and vision to plant personnel
  • Engage employees and create a work environment in which employees become compelled to commit to their organization and its bottom line feeling of pride and job ownership
  • Control/Reduce Operating Cost.  Identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies, streamline processes and leverage resources in order to reduce cost.
  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis on chronic maintenance issues or repairs
  • Establish a World Class Housekeeping and 5S Environment
  • Execute effective PM and work order programs using predictive and preventive technologies
  • Develop solutions that improve reliability
  • Respond to unplanned downtime events with a sense of urgency with attention to safety and detail
  • Execute the RWP process
  • Establish running 5 year Utility Improvement Program for Water, Gas, Air, and any other utility services on the Property
  • Directly Supervise Maintenance over the Batch System, Binder System, Furnaces, Facilities & Utilities


  • Conversion Efficiencies
  • Schedule Compliance for Preventative Maintenance
  • Employee engagement and development
  • RWP Compliance Standards



  • A minimum of 3 years of industrial manufacturing/maintenance supervisory assignments and experience
  • A Bachelor degree required.  Preferably in Engineering, Science, or Operations. 


  • Ability to make decisions based on facts and / or data including having the basic mathematics and technical skills to analyze data, interpret graphs, and combine related data.
  • Ability to lead unionized hourly employees.
  • Ability to create and drive change and effectively communicate to all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as effectively facilitate open two-way communication both within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to work both strategically and hands-on.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be highly organized and able to adapt to constantly changing demands and priorities.
  • Must be results-oriented with high level of self-direction, initiative and focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Able to work closely with the Production Department in a team based environment that is designed to manage in a manner that will ensure continuously improving machine performance and employee efficiency.
  • Knowledge of Compressed Air Systems, Underground gas & water systems, and Facilities Maintenance
  • Knowledge of Power Systems a plus


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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