Plant Leader, Asphalt


Atlanta, GA, US, 30336

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  61982





The Asphalt Plant Leader is responsible for ensuring alignment with and achievement of the Company's strategic areas of focus, division, and plant goals. This position is accountable for making decisions that affect employee health & safety, employee relations, facility profitability, quality of products and customer satisfaction, employee growth & development, and local/regional community relationships.




Key responsibilities for this position include:


 Safety, Health and Wellness:


  • Leads with OC Values by caring and putting people first, demonstrated in making safety, people development and personal connection a priority.
  • Takes personal ownership to work safely every day and hold other team members to working safely is a condition of employment.
  • Reduces the environmental impact and adheres to 100% compliance on environmental regulations.
  • Leads by example and enforces all plant rules and safety regulations.
  • Ensures the plant is always in a clean, customer tour-ready state; owns a plan that identifies hazards, including housekeeping issues, and resolves them.
  • Ensures the safe manufacture of product that is delivered to the customer on-time, and at specifications.


Strategic Leadership:


  • Sets clear and measurable performance expectations, in line with division and corporate goals and can effectively communicate and drive these expectations to their team.
  • Drives initiatives of Safety, Quality, Talent Development, Productivity and Waste Elimination, TPM and Customer Service.
  • Demonstrates commitment for building a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Cultivates a customer-focused culture. 
  • Leads with a clear view of where the organization needs to be in 1-3 years and consistently delivers day-to-day results to achieve that view.
  • Adapts to a changing business climate and business/cultural differences ensuring positive results are delivered.


Total Productive Maintenance:


  • Works to achieve zero injuries, zero defects and zero losses.
  • Develops the Plant’s TPM Mission and Vision.
  • Utilizes TPM methodology to gain a better understanding of the equipment/process.
  • Identifies and participates proactively in learning opportunities and develops expertise in those areas. 



Directing Operations:


  • Creates a work environment in which employees feel pride and take ownership of their job.
  • Creates an environment in which products and processes are designed to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Identifies and seizes opportunities to create efficiencies, streamline processes, and leverage resources to reduce cost. Identifies and eliminates waste to improve productivity.
  • Drives the business toward product and service quality.
  • Communicates well with customers, other Plant Leaders in the network, supply chain/sourcing teams, commercial teams, and company leadership.


Leading and Developing Talent:


  • Creates and sustains a culture where talent is developed through effective performance management and talent evaluation. 
  • Creates and fosters a pipeline of talent to satisfy both near-term and long-term succession needs.
  • Invests in the growth and development of talent.
  • Effective at giving actionable feedback.




Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in engineering, business or a related field.
  • Experience leading manufacturing operations or maintenance operations, in a process, chemical or petroleum environment preferred.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated results in managing culture change and driving a culture focused on customer needs.


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 12 hours.




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 19,000 employees in 31 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 2022 sales of $9.8 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.



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