Down Line Operator


Lakeland, FL, US, 33810

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Hourly
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  59696



Operates, monitors, maintains, and troubleshoots all down line equipment for ULF operations.   Tests, communicates results, and documents results of quality testing of all ULF product to assure quality requirements are met.  Transfers packaged materials to maintain warehouse FIFO protocols and assists in loading trucks with product for transport to client.  Reports any potential discrepant material to Team Leader and provides fiber properties and characteristics for process adjustments to be made.  Works to assure maximized quality and safety during operations.  Notifies Team Leader to any equipment, quality, or operational complications needing resolution and takes corrective actions within scope of the Downline Operator role.          


Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.


Reports to:  Team Leader




  • Follows all Owens Corning safety policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate competency in all ULF quality testing including blown density, thermal testing, color testing, and loss on ignition (LOI)
  • Perform data entry and monitoring of all quality data collected on shift
  • Place bags on bagger equipment snouts to assure proper packaging
  • Assign programs and troubleshoot material handling robot to assure proper functionality
  • Assure proper bag labeling and placement
  • Maintain inkjet label printer and stretch wrapping equipment
  • Demonstrate competency in forklift safe operation
  • Admix out of specification (OS) product to maximize PJE and reduce waste
  • Assist in transport line clean out to assure optimized airflow through transport lines
  • Maintain consistent bag weights per product specification between bagger equipment
  • Assign programs and troubleshoot bag placing robot as required to assure smooth operation in the downline area
  • Notes any process abnormalities and notifies Team Leader to initiate corrective action
  • Increase technical aptitude of the fiberglass manufacture process to increase capabilities and understanding of operation
  • Transfer packaged product from operations floor to warehouse throughout operations
  • Lead and complete bill of lading process and assist with goods receipt process when needed
  • Work with warehouse management to understand FIFO system and maneuver product accordingly
  • Utilize and appropriately document shipments in SAP software and paperwork
  • Assist warehouse personnel in shipping and receiving as required
  • Assures clean and orderly housekeeping in all assigned areas at all times
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by the NLT and the direct supervisor





  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required (College degree is preferred)
  • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Related experience and/or industrial training in an industrial environment



  • Be proficient with Microsoft Outlook and other Office software
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Must possess strong communication skills
  • Must have the ability to multi-task
  • Must work well in team environment
  • Must have the ability to execute basic mathematical calculations
  • Must have OC equipment familiarity and problem solving skills
  • Must  have the capability of understanding cause/effect process relationships
  • Must demonstrate initiative and a quality work ethic
  • Must be able to work independently



  • Exposure to temperature extremes
  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
  • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Lifting/carrying/moving up to 50 pounds
  • Regular attendance on site and the ability to work shift schedule
  • Wearing respirator protection and other required PPE
  • Participates in the safety and good housekeeping programs as established within the plant

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland