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Waxahachie, Texas, United States

Maintenance and Reliability Leader

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Job ID 54648


This position will lead a Maintenance Team comprised of maintenance supervisors, engineers, and union hourly employees.  The Maintenance Leader is responsible for building a culture with an unconditional stance on safety, and is accountable to deliver stable and reliable plant operations.The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, training, development, and engagement of all maintenance employees.

This role is directly accountable to safely maintain all equipment within the Owens Corning Waxahachie manufacturing plant.  Their top priority is to achieve zero safety incidents, achieve high equipment availability, and meet all financial targets for maintenance impacted costs.The maintenance leader manages over $300MM worth of assets at the Waxahachie manufacturing plant.

Reports to:  Waxahachie Plant Leader and will be a member of the Plant Leadership Team.

Span of Control:  The Waxahachie Plant has 350 employees with three manufacturing lines.  The Maintenance Leader will lead a team of three supervisors, one engineer and 55 maintenance technicians.


Live the Owens Corning Safety Stand- Living Safely

  • Ensures a safe and environmentally compliant workplace where safety is a first priority.
  • Sustainability and Environmental Compliance / Stewardship
  • Leads and support safety initiatives and processes to drive to zero incidents
  • Trains and develops employees to safely perform their jobs
  • Safety metrics – RIR, 1st aids, Near Misses, Pre-task safety planning, SAFE / C6, Risk profile reduction, safety training

Development and Execution of Plant Maintenance Strategy

  • Sets Performance Objectives for the Plant Operations & Maintenance Departments
  • Develops and Leads the TPM PM pillar roadmap
  • Leads Maintenance Department to best-in-class safety and machine performance
  • Maintains plant maintenance operational costs.  Identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies, streamline processes and leverage resources in order to improve cost structure
  • Effectively collaborates and builds strong relationships with production and technical teams
  • Ensure effective deployment of employee/labor relations practices
  • Prepares budgets relative to capital expenditures, manpower, production, and space forecasting necessary to meet customer demands

Drives Elimination of Unplanned Down Time and Improved Asset Life Cycle Cost

  • Execute and continuously improve the maintenance work management system (RWP)
  • Conduct Root Cause Failure Analysis on chronic maintenance issues or repairs
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement efforts to improve productivity and reduce risk within a facility
  • Gathers and examines cost/performance data through data bases, field information, CMMS system and other data sources to build plant actions and priorities
  • Defines, develops, monitors, and refines asset maintenance strategies
  • Partners with other TPM pillars to support the plant TPM program
  • Teaching and training of PM Pillar and reliability concepts/tools/methodologies

Leading and Developing Talent

  • Builds and leads effective teams who are aligned on goals, increase plant performance and work together to win
  • Leads talent development, training and builds open, trusting environment that promotes listening, respect, winning, and fun
  • Communicates effectively throughout the plant and ensures people have the right information to win.
  • Ensures team have the skills and capabilities to be successful
  • Holds people accountable and coaches to high standards and expected performance
  • Attract, develop and retain the very best talent
  • Invest in the growth and development of identified high potential talent



  • A minimum of 7 years of industrial manufacturing/maintenance assignments and experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Science, Operations or Business
  • High working knowledge of common CMMS systems, SAP preferred


  • Working experience and application of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
  • Condition based monitoring technologies like vibration, thermography, ultrasonic, motor circuit analysis, tribology
  • Reliability tools such as: Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Hazard and Operability Analysis (HazOp), Weibull Analysis,
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)
  • Certified Reliability Leader (CRL)
  • Controls and Automation – Experience in transforming plants to an increasingly automated manufacturing environment


  • Able to engage and care for people starting with safety
  • Excellent at listening, following up on commitments, and building strong teams
  • Strong process, engineering and technical abilities
  • Experience in dealing with union operations and experience in contract negotiations
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time


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.

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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