Kearny, NJ, US, 07032-4398

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Hourly
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62722
Hiring Manager:       Raul Martinez
HR Rep:                    Heather Stoveken



The Utility position is an hourly position, and reports to the Production Shift Supervisor. The employee is responsible for ensuring that the end process of producing quality shingles continues even during process upsets. The Utility ensures that only quality product makes it from the production line.



Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Follow and enforce all safety rules and procedures, training, and initiatives.
    • Maintain good housekeeping in all work areas.
    • Participate on safety teams.
    • Engages in TPM activities, supporting the plant initiatives.
    • Actively leads and improves TPM processes.                   
    • Encourages new ideas to create best practices.                         
    • Supports pillar progress and addresses issues by submitting TPM tags ensuring continued progress for the plant.
    • Perform laminator quality checks.
    • Compliant with the Layered Process Audit requirements
    • Check measurements of shingles
      • Ensure bundles are properly stacked when exiting autocatchers.
    • Evaluate viewing board.
    • Monitor and report unusual or suspect material issues.
      • Remove off-specification shingles from line.
      • Ensure that no granule build-up is falling onto bundles.
      • Remove splices.
      • Monitor levels and application of laminate and seal.
    • Be familiar with the functions and components of the autocatchers.
    • Be familiar with all areas of operations.
    • Demonstrate Autonomous Maintenance (AM) ownership of equipment (5S - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain; CIL- Cleaning Inspection and Lubrication Standards, etc.)
    • Strive to maintain TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) goals of zero losses, zero accidents, zero defects.
    • Clear machine jams
    • Assist in cleaning all machines, as necessary.
    • Wrap or rewrap finished product as necessary.
    • Assist in lace-up procedures.
    • Handle, stack, weigh, mark, and store product in proper location
    • Perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) or downtime cleaning and Autonomous Maintenance (AM) activities.
    • Perform process stops actions.
    • Display shingles on viewing board every hour and during color changes
    • Assist Utility team members to keep front end of line running smoothly.
    • Relieve Utility team members for break periods.
    • Visibly verify completion and submission of operator paperwork
    • Participate in process teams (Ex. TPM)
    • Perform assigned housekeeping tasks.
    • Shrouding Finished Product





  • Must be able to read Human Machine Interface and understand control of Accumulator Conveyor
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Must be able to work at a rapid pace in a high-speed manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work all shifts including nights.
  • Regular attendance, timeliness, and scheduling flexibility are required.
  • Must have the ability to do basic mathematical calculations.
  • Must be able to work with a computer to perform basic data entry.
  • Must be able to obtain a forklift license.





  • Must be able to operate a computer or other keyboard instrument.






  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent





  • Exposure to temperature extremes
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that may be uncomfortable.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, fiberglass particles, and fumes
  • Prolonged standing for 8 – 16-hour shifts
  • Mandatory overtime as required.
  • Repetitive movements
  • Frequent climbing, bending, twisting, and lifting.
  • Handle, control, and feed product
  • Ability to frequently move 40-100 pounds (lift over 40 pounds only with a team member)



  • All annual safety and role specific training, as required by the nature of this position.
  • Initial TPM AM Steps and additional training as site progresses.
  • Engages in TPM Activities, supporting in plant initiatives.
  • Actively leads and improves TPM processes.



  • The involvement in TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) is mandatory. This is a system by which we improve our everyday processes and quality of work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



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 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 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 18,000 employees in 30 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 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.