Maintenance Lead


Russellville, AR, US, 72802

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62443




As the Maintenance Leader for the greenfield startup in Russellville, AR, responsibility will include leadership of the Maintenance Department and accountability for ensuring all plant areas and equipment are maintained and operated in a safe, efficient and reliable manner.  The Maintenance Leader is accountable to implement an inclusive culture, reliability strategies, standards, practices, leading business changes and the continuous growth and development of the Russellville Plant.


The Maintenance Leader establishes department goals, provides direction, guidance, and development opportunities for all maintenance employees. They are expected to lead from an outside-in perspective, understand what is necessary for the customer to be successful and manage and oversee production operations through the TPM Operating System - providing vision, strategy, and leadership to achieve and maintain the highest standards of Safety, Environmental Compliance, Engagement, Cost, Productivity, Efficiency, Quality, Talent Development and Customer Service. 

In addition, the Maintenance Leader interfaces across the maintenance network in the Foam business to share best practices, provide solutions to equipment reliability challenges as well as advances and innovation in manufacturing processes. The Maintenance Leader is a member of the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) for the plant. 


Reports to:  Plant Leader


Span of Control:  This position has responsibility for approximately 8 maintenance employees.



Leading safety, environmental and security for an injury free and compliant workplace

  • Leads with the OC Safety Brand “Safer Together” and leads with all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, working safely is condition of employment
  • Ensures a safe, clean, and environmentally compliant work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Ensures all control plans, work instructions, and other procedures related to technical operations of the production lines ensure the safety of employees in accordance with Owens Corning standards. 
  • Shows passion and caring for our people.
  • Actively participates in and follows requirements for Process Safety Management (PSM) and partners with cross functional teams to support, improve and enforce plant safety programs (LTT, Confined Space, Powered Industrial Vehicles, etc.)
  • Ensures a clear and effective measurement system is established and implemented to drive results; rewards and celebrates safe behaviors and achievements as well as ensures accountability.


Talent development for a positive employee relations environment

  • Develops and implements operational plans to achieve production targets and maximize efficiency.
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Team to select talent, ensures the proper training, tools, processes and systems are in place to empower our people to deliver against performance objectives.
  • Selects talent based on business needs; ensures the proper trainings, tools, processes and systems are in place to empower our people to deliver against performance expectations.
  • Creates “complete” jobs with strong accountability and development opportunities.
  • Creates an environment where all employees are engaged, empowered, and focused on serving our customers.
  • Creates an inclusive environment where employees understand their unique contributions and feel empowered to unlock their full potential.
  • Regularly evaluates the strengths and develop opportunities of the team.  Invests in the growth and development of talent in the organization; Be engaged in own personal development.
  • Ensures a positive, creative, diverse, and collaborative work environment where employees own the success of the business.  Establishing OC as an employer of choice in the local market
  • Establishes clear and measurable performance expectations and holds team accountable to deliver results.


Leading, Developing and Executing Maintenance Strategies while behaving with a TPM mindset for everything

  • Serves as full owner of maintenance strategy ensuring it aligns with business strategy and operations plans to deliver overall operational excellence.
  • Prepares capital budget forecasts, plans, scope and cost estimates for plant improvements; effectively manages all capital projects/installations and delivers committed results in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Establishes and leads the development of Reliability Work Process (RWP); oversees installation, repair, and routine maintenance of plant equipment.
  • Drives continuous improvement effort where operational/maintenance lass is considered unacceptable; root cause is determined, and permanent countermeasures are implemented.
  • Sets clear and measurable expectations, in line with plant goals; proactively analyzing all relative performance metrics; effectively communicating results.
  • Actively participates to maintain zero environmental non-conformities to applicable company, government, and regulatory policies.
  • Maintains budget (labor, contractor, repair & replacement) and inventory of spare parts in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Optimizes energy balance and utility usage and partners with technical to deploy plant-wide energy savings plan. 


Lead the Planned Maintenance (PM) Pillar

  • Deliver stable and reliable operations, targeting zero losses through the development and support of reliability systems, with tools, examples, and processes that enable employee engagement and data driven continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with operational leadership and divisional TPM steering team to develop the master plan and subsequent strategies for the PM Pillar. 
  • Partner cross-functionally with finance, engineering and other teams to understand the current performance challenges/losses, while developing sound solution strategies. 
  • Effectively mentor teams and individuals at all levels of the organization around TPM principles and processes.
  • Identify, track and communicate metrics to measure PM Pillar progress. 
  • Lead with a proactive approach; goal is problem prevention, instead of problem solving
  • Elevate the plant wide proficiency and utilization of the right processes and toolsets to solidify TPM principles and processes
  • Develop and deliver training as needed to build TPM knowledge and awareness




  • Bachelor’s degree required (Engineering or related discipline). In lieu of a degree, 10 or more years of relevant experience may suffice
  • Industrial Mechanical and Electrical background, minimum of five years’ of people leadership in a manufacturing environment with strong knowledge of production systems and processes.



  • Experience of successfully developing, leading and executing reliability centered maintenance processes
  • A proven track record of driving results by engaging others
  • Controls and Automation experience preferred
  • Previous experience/proficiency with navigation maintenance management system (i.e Maximo , SAP, etc.)
  • Exposure to cross-functional team leadership or participation within the organization
  • Experience in discrete manufacturing a plus
  • A history of hiring, growing and promoting talent within an organization
  • Demonstrated ability of coaching and guiding for results
  • TPM or lean manufacturing experience preferred
  • PSM experience preferred



  • Able to engage and care for others starting with safety
  • Ability to make decisions based on facts and /or data including having the basic ,mathematics and technical skills to analyze data, interpret graphs, and combine related data.
  • Utilizing data and data collection systems.  Able to utilize data driven problem solving methods for decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs
  • Ability to work both strategically and hands on
  • Must be highly organized and able to adapt to constantly changing demands and priorities
  • Able to work closely with Production Department in a team-based environment that is designed to manage in a manner that will ensure continuously improving machine performance and employee efficiency
  • Leading and developing others – is mature, balanced and professional when acting to lead others.  Able to lead and grow talent without direct authority.  Skilled and confident when coaching and advising peers, leaders and primary employees.
  • Collaborator – builds relationships easily with others and collaborates across leadership and technical networks to drive initiatives and results
  • Excellent communicator – written and oral, including presentation and training skills
  • Ability to travel as needed.  Travel will be heavier during start up as visit other OC plants to learn the business and processes





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

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.



Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
Nearest Secondary Market: Russellville