Production Supervisor

Location: Starr, South Carolina - United States
STARR Plant is a major manufacturer of Dry Chop glass fiber material for the Owens Corning Composites Solutions Business. STARR is the North American leader in this product segment and has been in the OC network for more than fifty years. Based in Anderson, SC STARR is in the footprint of Clemson University located ~25 miles from Greenville, SC and approximately 2 hours from Atlanta, GA. STARR employees ~200 total employees, the primary workforce is represented by the Glass, Molders, Pottery Plastics and Allied Workers Union Local #15. The successful candidate will be a leader in a growing talent, maximizing productivity and engaging the most important asset at our site...the people!
At STARR, we protect ourselves, our customer and redefine what is possible everyday!

The Shift Leader has overall responsibility for all Operational segments (Raw Material Mixing, Furnace, Forming, Quality, Packing) at the STARR, South Carolina Glass manufacturing facility. This position helps to evaluate and execute operational strategies, standards and practices to achieve best-in-class performance in:
  • Strategy - We align job task(s) to Company vision and success
  • Safety - Our employees live injury-free lives
  • Growth - We partner with employees to develop skills, experiences, and platforms
  • Talent -Our employees own the success of the business
  • Quality - We add value to our customers every day
  • TPM- Pursuit of zero based principles in manufacturing. Injuries, defects, waste driving cost
The position reports directly to the Operations Leader and supervises ~30 primary hourly direct reports. The Shift Leader rotates 12 hour swing shift with his/her corresponding shift: A,B,C or D
The Shift Leader will lead team members to support their many opportunities to broaden their skills. Team members are also expected to accept responsibility and be accountable for contributing to the successful operation of the plant. We expect pride in workmanship and team involvement in ensuring a safe environment, eliminating waste, and working together to solve problems, improve operations, and make decisions.

  1. SHE (Safety, Health and Environment)
  • Provide a safe and secure work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors
  • Ensures a clear and effective measurement system is followed and used to drive results; rewards and celebrates safe behavior and achievements; ensures accountability
  • Lead proactive safe behavior and participation of operators in site Safety programs: Hazard ID, Behavioral Based Safety Observations, AWH (Accidents waiting to happen), Safety yellow tag process and risk identification
  • Leads necessary Safety training associated with OSHA, DHEC, OC and other governmental agencies and/or regulations
  1. T/D (Training & Development) & OM (Office Management)
  • Monitors area activities as appropriate to ensure compliance with all STARR policies and collective bargaining agreement
  • Ensures alignment with functional leadership (e.g., maintenance, engineering, human resources) on training, standard work, area procedures, performance management and talent development
  • Lead and coordinate area and individual training geared at committee or team functional alignment. Ensure operator certification and credentials for job tasks in the area. Perform gap analysis and training needs analysis as needed
  • Participate in development area skills matrix, baseline credentials, and current operator capability in area
  • Act as a coach for area operators and team based functions within the Operation. Perform semi-annual performance reviews
  • Perform administrative functions for area personnel including: Kronos timekeeping, OT identification, vacation scheduling, VIP metric tracking, maintains employee records and facilitates employee questions, concerns and/or dispute resolution grievance
  1. FI (Focused Improvement)
  • Assess, communicate and implement area metrics for SQDC model including daily net efficiency and operational efficiency
  • Evaluate previous shift performance and respond accordingly
  • Own and drive area labor plan to match Human Capital to area operational demand
  • Identify and drives continuous improvement efforts through standardized work to cut cost and improve productivity and quality
  • Set clear and measurable performance expectations, in line with Operational and site goals; proactively analyzes and manages all relative area operations performance metrics
  • Facilitate area Kaizen events developing solution to complex problems using FI tool set: 5W, Ishikawa, A3, etc...
  • Operate with zero environmental non-conformities to applicable company , government and regulatory policies
  1. AM/PM (Autonomous Maintenance/Planned Maintenance)
  • Drives AM activities throughout area: restoration, maintaining, sustaining and improving equipment through cleaning, inspecting, lubricating and tightening. Abnormality based principle of manufacturing and light maintenance for area operators
  • Evaluate, implement, and audit operator driven AM provisional checklists of all critical equipment
  • Facilitate communication bridge between area operators and Maintenance personnel around equipment downtime
  • Drive PM activities: selection and upkeep of "A" critical equipment in the process area. Support operators in the preventative maintenance of that equipment.
  1. QM (Quality Maintenance)
  • Facilitate operator involvement in various tagging programs: Quality red tag and Operator driven fixes blue tags
  • Participate and engage operator participation in LPA (Layered Process Audits) of standard work, safety specs, & quality specs
  • Ensure area metrics are aligned with customer specifications internally and externally to OC
  • Perform and support RCA analysis of any defects found in process (on hold material) or returned from customer
  • Reduce scrap material loss in process area, by performing loss tree analysis in coordination with FI pillar job responsibilities. Engage and empower area operators in process.
  1. EM (Early Management)
  • Leverage partnership with other area leaders to maximize performance of the site, lead change, and grow primary talent
  • Influence area and other Operations segments to a proactive culture and work environment with regards to Safety, Quality employee engagement, problem solving and production.\
  • Share best practices, challenge thinking and provide candid and respectful feedback to Operators, peers and leaders
  • Be seen as exceptional talent across the Organization and become business partner with OC Composites & Alloy sites locally (Gastonia NC, Starr SC, Concord, NC etc...)

  • Bachelor's Degree, Engineering, Natural Science, Logistics, Operations Management, or related field
  • Relocation in pursuit of growth opportunities within OC network a must
  • Ability to support rotating 12 hour shift work
  • Minimum 2-4 years leadership/supervisory experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience in continuous or discrete manufacturing
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Kronos, SAP necessary
  • Strategy: Ability to create, implement and communicate tactics for execution, enabling strategy attainment
  • Safety: Engages and cares for others, promoting safety as a condition of employment
  • Growth: Encompasses skills necessary of growth capability: ideation, evaluation, & action
  • Talent Attraction & Development: Relentless talent assessment skills, demonstrable coaching & employee engagement skills, idea generation & collaboration ability with various organization levels in hierarchy. Strong ability to coach & train but also hold operators accountable to standard and performance manage deviations as required
  • Self Development: Desire to continuously learn, ability to tie area tasks to site strategy and aspiration to follow career progression through Operations or Technical career path.
  • TPM: Knowledge of TPM system. Strong knowledge of TPM tools: A3, Ishikawa, PM Analysis, Infinity Loop, 5W + 2H, etc...
  • OC Values: Self-awareness and connection to: Innovation, Sharing, Fun, Respect, Candor, Accountability
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 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit .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.

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