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Owens Corning Operator Helper in Kearny, New Jersey


The purpose of the Operator Helper is to provide assistance as needed to the Operators in the asphalt production process. Good mechanical skills, basic computer skills (training available) and good team communication skills are required by the job. This job requires excellent self-direction working alone or in small teams with little direct supervision.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Notify your supervisor immediately of any accident, near miss or on- the -job injury when it occurs no matter how insignificant it may seem.

  • Take personal ownership to work safely each and every day and hold other team members to the same high standards of safety.

  • Strive to maintain TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) goals of zero losses, zero accidents, zero defects

  • Fix unsafe conditions and report them immediately to supervisor.

  • Certify and operate in all of the following areas: Truck Loading and Unloading and Boiler Incinerator. Required to train and obtain a Boiler Operator License from the State of New Jersey.

  • Perform the administrative tracking tasks of data entry, BOL processing, production entry, receiving, and general organization.

  • Be able to climb up to three floors of stairs, read panel displays, use operations manuals for troubleshooting, use full upper body movement for process, stand up to 12 hours with breaks.

  • Become certified to operate a forklift.

  • Attend and participate in meetings and training.

  • Participate in projects and collaborate with Maintenance to facilitate equipment repairs

  • Know and follow all plant environmental control policies and procedures.

  • Meet team expectations such as reliability, teamwork, and process improvement. Maintain and improve productivity teamwork, quality and safety.

  • Complies with good housekeeping practices on the job.

  • Follows all environmental compliance polices & programs.

  • Comply with all plant rules.

  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work area.

  • Regular Attendance on site and ability to rotate to varying shifts.

  • All other duties as assigned or needed.


    The employee should hold the following abilities:

  • Good communication skills

  • Accountability and ownership for actions

  • Able to think under pressure and make quick decisions

  • Ability to work well in a team or alone

  • Able to communicate in English

  • Ability to read a tape measure and do basic math


    The employee must be able to:

  • Must be able to operate a computer or other keyboard instrument


    The employee should have the following:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

  • Manufacturing or Asphalt production experience is a plus

  • Forklift knowledge useful


    The employee should possess the ability to:

  • Ability to stand for 10 - 12 hours straight

  • Able to climb and descend stairs for up to 12 hours continuously

  • Lift and push and pull 50lbs. More than 100 times per day

  • Able to do repetitive hand, arm, leg movements for 12 hours

  • Must be able to squat, bend at the waist and knees freely

  • Exposure to temperature extremes

  • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable

  • Bending and twisting

  • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or control

  • Repetitive movements

  • Able to climb on and off a forklift

    It is a requirement to be a U.S. citizen OR have valid proof of authorization to work in the United States.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

    A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.