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Owens Corning Manufacturing Process Engineer in Fort Smith, Arkansas

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Manufacturing Process Engineer is responsible for providing all aspects of technical leadership in the improvement of manufacturing processes, manufacturing equipment efficiencies, and product quality, within the Fort Smith facility.

Reports to : Operations leader

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead an Injury-Free Environment

  • Live the OC Safety Stand and adhere to Employee Safety Responsibilities

  • Utilize technical knowledge to provide a safe and secure work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors

    Technical Excellence and Process Optimization

  • Understands current manufacturing process capability and drives loss elimination

  • Implements process improvements

  • Leads training and development activities for the operations team including developing documentation and delivering training for operations to onboard new employees and to elevate skill levels as needed to progress TPM

  • Supports training and development activities for other pillars as needed

  • Participates in the scope development, training, and execution of all major projects, including rebuilds, to ensure safety, performance, schedule and cost goals of the projects are met as assigned

  • Shares accountability for successful delivery of all aspects of the plant operating plan with other plant leadership team members

  • Leads cost improvement and operations/quality improvement projects as well as supporting plant TPM activities

  • Acts as the catalyst in sharing best practices and process improvements across mat plants.

    Lead and Participate on Cross-Functional Teams

  • Drive alignment between plant departments

  • Share best practices, challenge thinking and provide candid and respectful feedback; set an example for the organization of how teamwork and partnerships should work

    Knowing Our Customer

  • Understanding and communicating customer expectations through effective use of standard work, reporting and teams communications

  • Assuring standard processes are defined and in place that reliably provide product meeting customer performance and schedule expectations

  • Facilitating a culture to maintain, improve and/or develop effective customer relationships.

    Primary Job responsibilities:

  • This position will be primarily focused on project based and improvement type work driven by losses and chronic line issues supporting the AM, PM, QM, FI, and T&D pillars. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Loss elimination, escalations RCA, FI projects, capital projects, etc.

  • This position will be heavily involved in developing documentation and delivering training for operations to onboard new employees and to elevate skill levels as needed to progress TPM

  • This position will become a rapid response person for process issues on any North American OC mat line. So, this person could be available for project or problem resolution work at the other plants

  • This position will be secondary point of contact for line issues and management as needed.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or related discipline

  • 5+ year’s progressive technical experience in a manufacturing environment.

    Experience:

  • Pulp and paper or fiberglass mat process experience preferred

  • Team leadership experience preferred

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt and/or Lean Manufacturing experience preferred

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Computer skills: The ability to utilize Owens Corning systems and the software necessary for this role

  • Utilizing data and data collection systems, and Six Sigma methods for problem-solving and decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs

  • Implementing strategic plans

  • Impactful verbal and written communications

  • Business and financial acumen

  • Strong planning, resourcing and delegation skills

  • Ability to engage and care for others starting with safety

  • Ability to achieve results fast both individually and through teams

  • Demonstrates and inspires company spirit

    Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Willingness to travel 10-20% when required

  • Willingness to relocate to meet future needs of the business

  • Customer orientation: Has an external perspective and understands that all business opportunities start with knowledge of how to serve our customers

  • Accomplishes the goals of the business; translates strategies into actionable operating plans; sets goals for personal accomplishment; uses measurement methods to monitor progress; quickly overcomes barriers and adapts plans to ensure goal attainment

  • Demonstrates a strong self-awareness of own strengths, development needs and the impact of own behavior on others; and consistently takes actions to improve impact

  • A balanced sense of self-confidence and an abiding respect for others. Sustains others strong personal wellbeing in order to maximize and fortify their contribution to the business. Operates in a transparent fashion consistent with Owens Corning values.

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About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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