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Owens Corning Reliability Technician in Joplin, Missouri

$24.00 an hour


The Reliability Technician role is to perform all equipment and facilities related electrical, mechanical, sheet metal, welding, instrument, and pipe fitting work. Utilizes process and maintenance knowledge to assist in the planning and performance of all tasks. Participates in teams to develop and implement solutions. The successful candidate must have a passion for safety and be able to foster effective working relationships built upon trust and respect within all level of the organization.

Reports to : The Reliability Technician is an hourly position reporting to the Reliability Lead and Maintenance Leader.


  • Ensure that department and Owens Corning safety rules are being communicated and followed, including PPE usage.

  • Know plant EHS goals or requirements and insures goals are met on a daily basis.

  • Assists, trains/coaches employees in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and the repair of machinery and equipment. Assist in the diagnostics.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work place in accordance with 5S protocol.

  • Assist in controlling material and labor costs and efficiencies in the department.

  • Assist in efforts to control waste, cost reductions, and process improvements.

  • Recommend equipment upgrades, replacements, and repair as necessary.

  • Communicate information to the Leader and department employees of the next shift to ensure effective and safe operations, efficient equipment and material usage, and quality assurance.

  • Other activities as may be assigned in order to maintain production requirements of the plant. Work assignments will be made at the discretion of the plant Leaders.



  • Minimum of two (2) years in related maintenance trade or occupation that involved electrical, hydraulic machinery and equipment in a manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US


  • Experience with plant-wide compressed air systems, fluid power operations/maintenance, and complex process water systems preferred

  • Certification/Two year Associates degree in technical related field highly preferred

  • Experience operating powered industrial equipment such as forklift, skid steer loader, overhead cranes, and hoists


    The employee should hold the following abilities:

  • Ability to work safely. Maintain safe work environment; communicate issues and take corrective actions when safety issues arise

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must be able to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues

  • Excellent mechanical, electrical, and controls aptitude

  • Basic welding skills

  • Machining bores, keyways, drill press, grinding, lathe, and mill operation a plus

  • Hydraulic troubleshooting, repair, and improvement abilities

  • Ability to properly, precision align belt, gear or direct coupled shafts using proper tools to specified tolerances.

  • Able to read technical prints and documents

  • Ability to write, edit, and evaluate standard work

  • Capable of working without direct supervision and able to understand verbal and written instructions

  • Willingness to support training and cross-functional efforts

  • Must have the ability to train and coach others

  • Must possess strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Must have strong process acumen and high mechanical aptitude

  • Must be able to secure and maintain job related qualifications and certifications as required by the nature of this position

  • Basic computer applications and familiarity of maintenance management systems

  • Must have the ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment

  • Must have strong internal and external customer service skills

  • Must have ability to do mathematical calculations including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry

  • Excellent safety record and attendance record

  • Familiar with Six Sigma, TPM, and 5S practices

  • Excellent integrity

  • Be able to work 12 hour shifts, overtime, weekends/holidays as scheduled and non-routine call-in’s.

  • Pass drug screen prior to employment

  • Acceptable background check

  • Pass pre-employment physical

  • Pass Work Keys assessment NCRC


  • Non-Rotating shifts – 12 hour

  • Stand for extended prolonged periods during 12 hour shift

  • Work overtime as needed

  • Meet the physical demands of the work environment


    Owens Corning employees take pride in delivering a material difference. We offer a total compensation opportunity that not only rewards extraordinary employees, but helps them to drive impact with our customers, and the world around them. Owens Corning provides a range of competitive benefit options, allowing you to choose based on your individual needs.

  • Insurance coverages that start day of hire.

  • 401K employer match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Healthy Living Incentives

  • Hourly Incentive Plans

  • Competitive vacation plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year

  • Employee Scholarship

  • EAP and Work/Life Services


  • Tool box that is yours after 5 years

    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.