Team Leader


Lakeland, FL, US, 33810

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Hourly
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  60707



The Lakeland Team Leader is accountable to lead the operation and personnel within a rotating shift environment.  The Team  Leader also manages and oversees all shift operations in a manner that enhances the plant’s safety, engagement, cost, productivity, efficiency, quality, and customer service.


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:  The Operations Leader

Span of Control:  Up to 10 primary employees

Shift Schedule: 12 hour shifts, rotates every 28 days from days to nights.

Week 1: work Monday & Tuesday, off Wednesday & Thursday, work Friday - Sunday

Week 2: off Monday & Tuesday, work Wednesday & Thursday, off Friday - Sunday



Responsibilities / Accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead operations and personnel assigned to rotating shift.
  • Drive workgroup to proactively achieve zero injuries / safety incidents.
  • Resource shift to meet production schedules.
  • Maximize quality and quantity of product delivered to warehouse to satisfy customer needs.
  • Minimize controllable costs.
  • Sustain high levels of product quality, with a target of zero quality defects or complaints.
  • Communicate expectations and hold team members accountable for delivering exceptional performance results.
  • Foster an environment that promotes teamwork and inclusion.
  • Maintain plant housekeeping expectations


1.  Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

  • Lead execution of monthly team safety requirements – including required safety raining, completion of behavior-based safety observations, safety pre-shift risk assessments , departmental inspections, etc.
  • Educate team members on safe operations.
  • Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Operations Department to ensure team members believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning.
  • Perform reporting and investigation of all safety incidents, driving to root cause and permanent resolution.

2.   Operational and Technical  Oversight

  • Directs and performs the duties of Hot End and Down Line Operators
  • Regularly verifies performance and condition of batch house, furnaces, channels/forehearth, chemicals, wash water, bagger, and quality areas of operations
  • Secures the services of maintenance personnel to correct electrical, mechanical, or line down problems
  • Assures shift regularly inspects and verifies performance of various fans, bearings, fiberizers, and other equipment to avoid mechanical failure or operational inefficiency
  • Monitors computer controls and control room.  Inputs, retrieves, and disseminates data.  Makes process adjustments per technical training for optimum quality properties
  • Performs other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by the NLT and the direct supervisor
  • Manage processes and equipment to maximize operational efficiency and safety
  • Oversee and assure safe working practices according to documented standard operating procedures (SOP), standard work, and job hazard assessments (JHA)
  • Educate, review, develop, train, and discipline shift personnel
  • Document positive and negative personnel performance
  • Make processing changes and implement process improvements approved by engineering and proves suitable per technical training protocols
  • Adjust processing variables outside of CPV range with engineering approval                    

3.  Achieve customer satisfaction and quality commitments

  • Understand and communicate customer expectations throughout the Operations Department, and ensure all products meet customer standards and requirements.
  • Ensure timely and accurate production to schedules to meet or exceed delivery to promise.
  • Ensure operational procedures are followed to product specifications, and quality metrics meet customers’ needs.
  • Report and investigate all quality near misses.
  • Perform root cause analysis with the involvement of operators on all quality issues and resolve.
  • Train operators on problem solving skills, and coach through resolution.

4.  Lead and develop talent

  • Monitor and enforce all plant and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Provide candid feedback on expectations and performance to all members of team on regular basis.
  • Complete robust annual performance review with each team member.
  • Actively lead and build effective work teams and committees to increase plant performance
  • Maintain documentation, track, counsel and execute coaching and corrective action when performance issues occur

5.  Achieve Plant cost targets

  • Leverage standard work to minimize variation and waste.
  • Develop and implement productivity projects / programs to enhance processes.
  • Drive waste out of operation.
  • Utilize proper resourcing to meet cost.
  • Gather input from and engage all team members in productivity initiatives.





  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to multi-task
  • Must have strong internal and external customer service skills
  • Must work well in team environment
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have ability to do basic math
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Strong commitment to safety proven by completion of all safety VIP metrics in the last year
  • Not currently in active discipline including but not limited to a safety discipline
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Understanding of the Lakeland Fiberglas processes
  • Must demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Must demonstrate initiative and a quality work ethic



  • Must be able to operate various PLC software and control room software
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Outlook and other Office software



The employee should have the following:

  • 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
  • Must be drug and alcohol free
  • Must have demonstrated and documented competency of OC-LKD hot end operations or at least 2 years of manufacturing experience
  • Related experience and/or industrial training in an industrial environment



This position requires:

  • 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