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Owens Corning Production Supervisor in Feura Bush, New York


The Production Shift Leader is accountable to lead the operation and personnel within a rotating shift environment. The Production Shift Leader is expected to understand what is necessary for the customer to grow and be successful. The Production Shift Leader also manages and oversees all shift operations in a manner that enhances the plant’s safety, engagement, cost, productivity, efficiency, quality, and customer service.

Reports to: Complex Leader

Span of Control: Leads approximately 50 hourly employees


Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities

  • Coordinate all required safety training.

  • Lead execution of monthly team safety requirements

  • Educate team members on safe operations.

  • Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Operations Department

  • Perform reporting and investigation of all safety incidents, driving to root cause and permanent resolution.

Achieve customer satisfaction and quality commitments

  • Understand and communicate customer expectations throughout the Operations Department, and ensure all products meet customer standards and requirements.

  • Ensure timely and accurate production to schedules in order to meet or exceed delivery to promise.

  • Ensure operational procedures are followed to product specifications, and quality metrics meet customers’ needs.

  • Perform root cause analysis with the involvement of operators on all quality issues and resolve.

  • Train operators on problem solving skills, and coach through resolution.

Execute Plant’s Continuous Improvement Plan

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and execute actions to deliver improved processes and results.

  • Communicate expectations around continuous improvement with all team members.

Lead and develop talent

  • Monitor and enforce all plant and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Provide candid feedback on expectations and performance to all members of team on regular basis.

  • Actively lead and build effective work teams to increase plant performance and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Maintain documentation, track, counsel, and execute coaching and corrective action when performance issues occur.

  • Review, track and modify individual training plans based on individual needs.

Achieve Plant cost targets

  • Leverage standard work to minimize variation and waste.

  • Develop and implement productivity projects / programs to enhance processes.

  • Drive waste out of operation.

  • Utilize proper resourcing to meet cost targets.

  • Gather input from and engage all team members in productivity initiatives.



  • Minimum 3 years leadership/supervisory experience required.

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Experience making high-impact decisions in fast-paced environment.

  • Experience utilizing computer programs and Microsoft Office products.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field preferred

  • Experience in manufacturing, industrial, or related environment preferred

  • Union experience preferred.

  • Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement exposures preferred.


  • Possesses strong process and financial acumen

  • Possesses strong change management skills

  • Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Customer focused

  • Grows and mentors talent

  • Demonstrates self-knowledge and takes action to continuously improve

  • Leverages own and others’ strengths

  • Properly utilizes influencing and change leadership skills

  • Resolves conflict, as needed


  • The Owens Corning Delmar Insulation Plant is a flagship plant within the OC Network that has been in operation for 45 years producing Fiberglas Insulation.

  • The plant operates two production lines 24/7 and employs 250 individuals.

  • Since 2020, Owens Corning has invested $60MM+ into the Delmar facility specifically to bring in more automated equipment and advanced technologies.

  • The plant has $300MM worth of equipment assets and is the highest volume producer of residential insulation within OC producing more than 360MM lbs annually.

  • Delmar utilizes the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) operating model. Since 2018, the plant has been on a TPM journey with goals to achieve JIPM Level 1 in the coming years.

  • This plant is a strong exporter of talent to higher roles within OC and within the plant team.

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 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 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.