Owens Corning Production Supervisor in Denver, Colorado
Location: Denver, Colorado - United States SUMMARY As the Denver plant continues to strive for World-Class Manufacturing status, it is clear that growth, change, and an ongoing evolution of our leadership roles are both inevitable and necessary. The Front Line Leader role is essentially one of leadership . The person filling this role will accept the personal responsibility to uphold the plant’s effort to create and maintain an environment that trains , encourages and demands that each employee at all levels of the organization becomes increasingly involved in our pursuit of Gold. There are three core categories to be found under the heading of “GOLD”: Safety, Quality and Productivity. The over-arching principle that will be used to lead people in these three areas is employee engagement, as evidenced most significantly by the Front Line Leader’s own personal engagement. (Engagement is defined as an active and positive involvement in the processes of the plant.) The Front Line Leader is accountable to lead the operation and oversees a 12-hour shift operation (nights), working 4 days one week and 3 days the following week. This position is considered a development role for higher level manufacturing operations positions. This job description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude other work assignments not mentioned which require comparable skills, efforts and experience. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Safety: Assists with ensuring all safety training is completed. Making sure make up training occurs as needed Orientates new employees to the line and line safety through hands on training and communication Educates employees on safe operations – especially as changes occur Effectively communicates Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the operations department Reports all safety incidents and assists in investigations of all safety incidents, driving to root cause and permanent resolution Takes immediate action for correcting unsafe conditions Activates the Axiom system as needed Supervises the sharing of safety newsletters, first aids and injuries by the SOLs to the team Understands and ensures compliance with LTT. Can identify LTT points and assist others in recognizing them Is willing and able to make the call to shut down the plant for safety related concerns Shows respect for potential hazards within the manufacturing processes and uses pre-JHA’s to plan work and to assist Maintenance with machine work Checks to ensure safety steps are followed during upset and/or downtime conditions Makes decisions on controlling use of LTT, partial power and line break situations Quality: Reviews quality scrub data when downtime/slowtime/process changes occur to ensure quality requirements are met (examples: product change, raw material changes or condition changes, granule voids/sticker) Supervises the completion of quality checks, lab checks and the use of First Article to protect customers from quality defects Understands testing value (SPC) and what it means to impact quality Has a high attention to detail – has a good eye for machine, belts, bearings, wear and noise Ensures all quality checklists are filled out as required for machines to make sure quality products are going out the door – this includes visually inspecting the product and taking corrective action as necessary Uses Root Cause Analysis to follow up on quality concerns Understands and communicates Owens Corning’s expectations throughout the operations department, and ensures all products meet standards and requirements Ensures timely and accurate production to schedules in order to meet or exceed delivery to promise – adheres to run schedule Ensures operational procedures are followed to product specifications, and quality metrics meet customers’ needs Performs root cause analysis with the involvement of operators on all quality issues and resolves them as needed Trains operators on problem solving skills and coaches through resolution Supports TPM team’s innovations and efforts Has a thorough knowledge of quality criteria Understands what it takes to consistently manufacture quality shingles Ability to identify in spec product and separate it from out of spec product Willing and able to shut down line for Quality concerns Productivity: Understands productivity metrics Has good equipment/mechanical and troubleshooting skills Oversees the use of standard work to minimize variation and waste, updating standard work as needed Supports in the development and implementation of productivity projects and programs to enhance processes Drives waste out of the operation Utilizes proper resourcing to meet cost targets (OT, productivity, etc) Maintains clean and orderly work areas and encourages the team to do so as well Understands basic mechanical concepts – know your machines Trains others in their job duties Operates the equipment only if proper guarding and safety devices are present Notifies appropriate personnel when there are equipment failures Consistently looks for ways to improve the process Participates in plant TPM initiatives - completing activities associated with TPM tasks Leadership and Talent Development: Leads safety by example – doesn’t take short cuts Lives the Safety Stand, putting safety before production Safeguards self with Personal Protective Equipment – leading by example Is supportive and creates a safe and positive work environment Knowing when to make the right call. Managing process upsets, downtime/slowtime Is willing and able to shut down the plant for safety and/or quality concerns Willing and feels confident putting product on hold for quality concerns Able to manage personalities and use conflict resolution skills Act on employee concerns and handles problems or moves them on the next level in the chain of command Able to think under pressure, make quick decisions, and act on a decision in the absence of the shift leader Monitor and enforce all plant and corporate policies and procedures Provide candid feedback on expectations and performance to all members of team on a regular basis Actively lead and build effective work teams to increase plant performance and drive continuous improvement initiatives Maintain documentation, counsel appropriately, track and execute coaching and corrective action when performance issues occur Understands that continual personal growth is necessary and is intentionally improving him/herself year after year. Understands the critical nature of personal leadership by example and uses his/her own high level of engagement to encourage others. Helps be a leader for change Leads through and exhibits Owens Corning’s core values Provides training/encouragement/accountability and guidance to improve operator effectiveness Ability to manage downtime with value added work Develops and manages plans for: training, overtime, short crew size, product changes, stops and starts Is reliable in attendance, present and ready to work Ability to work well in a team or independently Helps coach team to work together Holds self and others accountable Helps develop employees into leadership roles for the future Computer literacy – can learn email, simple spreadsheets, Word Troubleshooting basics, how to analyze a problem and step to the root cause . Helps reduce cycle time to problem resolution and eliminates the “replace and see what happens method”. Ability to deliver oral and written communication : Huddles, written Daily Shift Reports, daily verbal pass-downs between other Front Line Leaders. Comply with all plant rules Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area All other duties as assigned or needed Execute Administrative Processes: Input and/or verify payroll records Verify time and attendance reports Solicit overtime when necessary to satisfy operational needs Verify operational data in IPOP and SAP Summarize and communicate shift results SKILLS AND ABILITIES The employee should hold the following abilities: Experience making high – impact decisions in a fast-paced environment- able to think under pressure Experience in manufacturing, industrial or related environment Leadership experience in a manufacturing environment preferred Possess strong change management skills Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills Safety Focused Demonstrates self-knowledge and takes action to continuously improve Leverages own and others’ strengths to achieve results Properly utilizes influencing others and change leadership skills Ability to help team understand the “why” of doing something Above average communication skills – written and verbal Able to lead in a manner consistent with our Business Code of Conduct expectations Strong attention to detail COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE COMPENTENCIES The employee must be able to: Experience utilizing computer programs Ability to learn MRP systems (SAP, POP), and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point) EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE The employee should have the following: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent Bachelor’s Degree is preferred Leadership experience in a manufacturing setting is preferred Exposure to Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement preferred ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT The employee should possess the ability to: Able to tolerate conditions in work environment: moisture, dust, dirt, noise, temperature extremes Able to shovel wet sand Ability to stand for 10 - 12 hours straight Able to climb and descend stairs multiple times during a 12 hours shift Lift and push and pull 40lbs. Able to do repetitive hand, arm, leg movements for 12 hours Must be able to squat, bend at the waist and knees freely Bending and twisting Must be able to don all required PPE at all times while in production areas Repetitive Movements Good hand eye coordination Handle, control or feel objects, tools or control 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. About Owens Corning Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com . 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. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.