Senior TPM (Continuous Improvement) Specialist


Russellville, AR, US, 72802

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62752





As the TPM Leader for the greenfield startup in Russellville, AR, responsibility will include supporting the TPM Strategy within the Russellville XPS Foam facility.  This position will work enable the deployment of Plant TPM Methodology at the site supporting the organizations TPM strategy as the way to run our operations in the pursuit of zero loss.

This position will work closely with the Regional TPM Leader, Regional Pillar Leaders, Plant NLT, and the Plant Team Members.  The position will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the Site TPM Masterplan, training/teaching the TPM methodology, coaching teams to drive loss elimination through the implementation of the TPM pillars and assessing the progress.

Reports to:  Plant Leader


Span of Control:  No direct reports.





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.
  • Maintain focus on safety in all TPM initiatives.
  • Use TPM methodologies to continue the journey to zero incidents.
  • Adhere to and continuously improve all safety policies, procedures and standards.
  • Support and participate in wellness and community initiatives.


Inspires and enables the plant leadership team to successfully drive to zero losses through the deployment of a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) operating system.

  • Demonstrate strategic leadership by working with the Plant NLT to develop a TPM masterplan for the site that is linked to overall plant objectives of loss elimination.
  • Engage and inspire teams at all levels and across functions to achieve results through TPM Pillars.
  • Build support and shared accountability for successful deployment of TPM.
  • Partner with internal and external consultants to effectively support and implement TPM.
  • Member of the Plant NLT and TPM coach / mentor to the Plant Manager and Operations Manager
  • Serve as mentor/coach to develop excellence in the use of TPM methodologies.
  • Build TPM capability in the Site through the Learn Do Teach model.
  • Develop and deliver training as needed to build TPM knowledge, awareness, and capability across the plant.
  • Anticipate and eliminate barriers to success.
  • Identify, track, and communicate the metrics that measure TPM progress.
  • Provide recognition for successes around sustained TPM systems and TPM capabilities built.
  • Leads the weekly TPM drumbeat in the Plant, Coaches the daily TPM drumbeat in the plant.







  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, Engineering or related field preferred and 2+ years of TPM/Lean experience. Or
  • Associate degree and 4+years of TPM/Lean experience
  • Prior experience with TPM deployment and leadership of AM, PM, FI and T&D Pillars internal or external to Owens Corning
  • Demonstrated ability to improve business results by working through others.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change to deliver results.



  • TPM (JIPM) certification
  • Proven track record of successful TPM implementation in a plant environment
  • Functional leadership in a complex environment
  • Major programs deployment:
  • Pillar Leader experience in AM, PM, FI
  • Led an AM Team through AM Step 3
  • Led a Daily Management Huddle
  • Project Leader, Project Manager



  • Ability to prove results-oriented leadership.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate, inspire, and influence others at all levels of the organization.
  • Accessible, open-minded, and able to work well with others, handle resistance or conflict in a productive way.
  • Intellectually strong, able to combine analytical reasoning, creativity, and good judgment.
  • Customer oriented; understands that all business opportunities start with knowing how to create value for the customer.
  • Agent of change which can create momentum for new initiatives while understanding the many different perspectives in the plant; effectively gain support across the organization as needed.
  • Challenges the status quo.
  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable operating plans.
  • Actively Listens
  • Models’ curiosity and growth mindset
  • Organized, disciplined and process-oriented mindset.
  • Values Standards and standard work processes
  • Strong self-awareness of one’s strengths and development opportunities; works to continuously improve.
  • Puts the needs of the business ahead of his/her own self-interest. Operate transparently without a personal agenda.
  • An overt simplifier who can effectively and appropriately distill and reduce complex situations, goals, tasks and opportunities to a workable set of fundamentals so that all team members can understand, align and take action.
  • Maintains poise under pressure and readily demonstrates an optimistic nature.
  • 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