Manufacturing Leadership Program


Tessenderlo, VLI, BE, 3980

Function:  Manufacturing
Audience:  College - Development Programs
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62582

Manufacturing Leadership Program


Locations: On Site – Tessenderlo (Belgium)

Function:  Manufacturing

Audience:  Almost or recently graduated from University with a maximum of 1-2 years after graduation


Join our market leading, innovative company making the world a better place as we improve the automotive, marine, building & construction, wind & aviation industries, in becoming more sustainable for a better future. Our products help to reducing our customers carbon footprint and reducing fossil fuel energy consumption.


At Owens Corning it’s our people that make the difference. We foster an inclusive environment where all Owens Corning employees are heard and appreciated for the value each distinct voice brings to the team. Each employee can share their unique perspectives, learn from one another, and maximize the potential of a global workplace.



Operations Leadership Program (OLP) is  a 24-30-months management trainee program at one of our Owens Corning manufacturing plants for production, technical and leadership training. During this time participants will be mentored by seasoned technical, operations, and maintenance professionals. Within our Operations Leadership Program we are looking for candidates who will be part of our Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP) our European Owens Corning plant in Belgium.


Participants will be challenged by various leadership opportunities, found in a manufacturing environment such as:


  • Safety leadership
  • Supervisory Leadership
  • Process and product technologies
  • Operational systems and management
  • Maintenance planning activities
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies


In addition, you will develop the following skills necessary to be an effective manufacturing leader:

  • Troubleshoot and problem sovle designs, materials, and/or processes
  • Leverage analytics & data-based decision making
  • Enhance leadership capabilities and lead teams
  • Effectively communicate and elevate performance of self and others
  • Strengthen technical expertise
  • Understand customer-driven focus


At the conclusion of the MLP, you are offered a full-time assignment as a Supervisor/Leader/Engineer at a European Owens Corning manufacturing plant.



  • Seeking an enthusiastic candidate who will take initiative to drive results, execute goals, and creatively navigate through tasks.
  • Demonstrates a desire to develop technical and leadership capabilities, in a manufacturing environment, while furthering their career and long-term impact on Owens Corning.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or close to graduation) in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or relevant
  • Previous relevant internships / apprentinceship, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional, service, social, or student organizations
  • Fluent in Dutch & English, both spoken as written
  • An additional language like French, Swedish, German or Lithuanian is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel and the flexibility to temporary relocate (during rotations) to our other plants in Sweden, The Netherlands, Lithuania or Germany


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 – Roofing, Insulation, and Composites – 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.