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Technical Leader

Company: Owens Corning
Location: Littleton
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Technical Leader will report directly to the Site Leader and will be responsible for applying analytical solutions, using Lean/6 Sigma methodologies, to chronic and/or complex problems within plant or division operations. In addition, the Technical Leader will be responsible for the development and execution of plant process improvement strategies. As a member of the Site---s Natural Leadership Team (NLT), the Technical Leader is responsible for directing the work of others and self to ensure goals set forth by self, Site Leader, Division, and Company are achieved consistently. The Technical Leader will be responsible for leading and developing direct reports. As an individual contributor to that end, this role is to create and implement strategic plans for reducing process variation and improving product consistency while improving product costs to world-class performance levels. Key measures include DPMO, KPI' s of critical processes, and productivity improvement year over year. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Key responsibilities for this position include: Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities Ensuring a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is a first priority Ensuring that all control plans, work instructions, and other procedures related to the technical operation of the production lines ensure the safety of employees Developing risk assessments for critical tasks Implement a personal safety action plan and review with leader Safety metrics --- RIR, first aids, near misses, BBS observations, SAFE and Critical 6 Leading and Developing Talent Training primary employees in the manufacturing process Training employees in process control procedures Working with employees to develop and implement Operator Control Plans Partnering with Maintenance to develop and implement Total Productive Maintenance plans for equipment to ensure employee understanding and ownership Individual Goals and Objectives Presence of Operator Control Plans Employee Training Plans Directing Operations Conducting daily process audits to review Critical Product Characteristics and Critical Process Variables and implementing sustainable corrective actions for process shifts or upsets Determining process consistency and capability (CPK) Implementing control charting schemes for Critical Process Variables Developing and implementing Operator Control Plans to ensure that all products meet specifications at the lowest cost Conducting process audits and implementing corrective actions to ensure product consistency and maximum volume Identifying and eliminating special causes of product and process variation (troubleshooting) Analyzing product and process data, providing feedback and making recommendations to optimize performance Networking with other plants and the Science & Technology Center (S&T) to identify and implement best practices. Identifying and implementing process improvements. Improvements may originate from S&T or other facilities. Implementing corrective actions for issues surfaced through quality complaints and hold tags Coaching, counseling, and training all employees on process control Creating, and documenting process settings and work instructions Defining required maintenance actions to resolve equipment issues Identifying and correcting repetitive equipment failures and working with Maintenance to identify and implement solutions Identifying, analytically justifying and requesting capital funding for equipment, modifications, etc. Defining and tracking measures of success Operational Efficiencies Critical Product Characteristics and Critical Process Variables Cost Metrics Environmental Compliance Product Testing Maintain and ensure that all Owens Corning products achieve claimed performance and code compliance requirements as defined by UL. Work with external and internal test labs to ensure that test procedures are executed in accordance with applicable standards. Communicate product/system test results to internal stakeholders in a timely manner and assist in developing a strategy for resolving any challenges encountered. Knowing our Customers Identifying, understanding, and teaching others the Critical Product Characteristics required to provide our customers with a quality product Developing and implementing procedures and systems to ensure products consistently meet or exceed customer expectations Supporting experiments or trials for new and existing products to ensure they meet our customer---s fitness for use Customer complaint participation, including job and home visits to personally view product in field. In-house Audits Schedule Attainment Quality Assurance Customer Complaints including Service Exceptions and Claim Dollars Total Productive Maintenance: Serve as TPM Pillar Leader to develop excellence in use of TPM methodologies and change leadership Lead, coach, and solicit input from team members to drive successful execution of plant TPM goals Assist in all plant TPM initiatives. Continue to use TPM methodology to gain a better understanding of the equipment/process. Identify and participate proactively in learning opportunities and develops expertise in those areas. Create and develop the team and pillar strategy for Focused Improvement and Quality Maintenance. Align FI and QM Pillars to achieve plant and business KPI---s and KAI---s. Utilize Focus Improvement tools to problem solve. Work to achieve zero injuries, zero defects and zero losses. JOB REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience: BS degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, with a working knowledge of engineering and statistical principles. Minimum of 3-5 years of direct experience in an Electrical/Chemical/Mechanical or Process Engineering role --- OR graduate of the Owens Corning Manufacturing Leadership Program. Strong leadership, communication and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated results in managing culture change and driving a culture of customer focus. Demonstrated continuous improvement implementation and leadership skills. Preferred Experience with: Lean/Six Sigma; Green Belt (Black Belt preferred) Process Modeling Process Controls Process Loop tuning Statistical Process Control skills FMEA Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The employee should hold the following abilities: Ability to train and coach others Must have strong process acumen Computer and Software Competencies: The employee must be able to: Proficient with MS Office Suite; Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience working with an ERP system, SAP experience is an asset. Essential Physical Requirements/Work Environment: The employee should possess the ability to: Be exposed to temperature extremes Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable Be exposed to asphalt smells Able to wear applicable PPE for up to 12 hours 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. The base salary range for this position is $82,000-106,000 with the potential for up to an additional 25% if the applicant hired has additional related qualifications. We also offer a substantial benefits package including insurance (medical/dental/vision/life/disability/supplemental offerings), 401k (company contribution regardless of employee participation --- plus match) , liberal paid time off (vacation, personal floating and standard holidays), Employee Assistance Services, Stock Purchase Program --- and more. 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.

Keywords: Owens Corning, Littleton , Technical Leader, IT / Software / Systems , Littleton, Colorado

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