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Owens Corning EHS Leader in Rockford, Illinois


The EHS Leader is a critical member of the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) providing guidance and coaching in the areas of safety and environmental stewardship to all plant members. The EHS Leader interfaces across the Foam Business to provide solutions to safety challenges as well as advances and innovation in Hazard Identification. The position acts as the subject matter expert in the plant and is accountable for building capability to ensure a plant wide safety culture.

Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.

A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.

Reports to


Plant Leader

Span of Control


Primary responsibility is Plant wide; will also be leveraged to provide support across the

division (4 plants) as needed.

Direct Reports




  1. Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities

Complete all required safety training.

Adhere to all plant and position-specific safety policies, procedures and standards

Educate team members on safe operations of new processes or modifications.

Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety throughout the Plant to ensure all employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning.


Personal Safety Action Plan (PSAP) - implement and review with leader annually

  1. Leading and executing Safety & Environmental in the plant

Lead and support safety initiatives and processes to drive towards an injury free culture.

Lead and support environmental initiatives and process to drive towards zero NOVs.

Effectively communicate Owens Corning’s stand on safety to ensure employees believe in and behave in a manner that supports our stand that all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, and that working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning.

Incorporate the safety stand and safe improvements into all people-related initiatives.

Maintain a leadership presence on the plant floor, influence employee and leadership behaviors, and fully engage employees in the safety process.

Enhance plant knowledge, engagement, conditions and stability for OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and lead the team to VPP certification through sustainable programs and processes, including a culture of employee ownership, incident reporting / risk reduction and continuous improvement.

Enroll and engage the entire workforce to build a powerful safety culture.

Advise and guide the Natural Leadership Team (NLT) in developing and implementing a risk-ranked strategic plan, prioritize and advocate capital/resource requests, and advise the leadership team on all aspects of environmental requirements and responsibilities.

Grow and develop the plant safety coordinator, as well as the safety teams within the workforce.

Develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of all critical EH&S processes, programs, and procedures including those related to Process Safety Management (PSM).

Sets and accomplishes critical metrics regularly to ensure continuous improvement in the processes that lead to a 100% engaged safety culture at the plant.

Live the Safety Stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities


Safety Metrics – RIR/TIR, First Aids, Minor Injury No Treatments (MINT), Near Misses, SIF

Safety Improvement

Engaged Safety Teams

Increased momentum in Near Miss and Hazard ID Reporting

Risk control process / hazard control risk score reduction

  1. Knowing Our Customers

Elevates the customer perspective of self and others by knowing our products, manufacturing and selling

processes; leverages this knowledge to influence other leaders to make the best business decisions.

Works to understand all phases of product distribution, sales, and field use.


Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity displayed during discussions.

  1. Leading and Developing Talent

Build leadership capability within Safety teams


Safety Coordinator growth and development apparent and documented through performance management process.

Safety team audits confirm team progress and documentation is compliant.




3-5 years of experience working in an industrial or manufacturing environment

Bachelor’s degree in safety related discipline required



Certified Safety Professional (CSP) qualification preferred

Leading change management efforts

Demonstrated success coaching and leading teams in a high employee empowerment culture, while training and developing technical skills in others.

Managing and delivering results through projects and initiatives.

Experience utilizing computer programs and Microsoft Office products.



Ability to travel as required (10-20%).

Learns concepts and new skills at a very rapid pace and applies learning to the job.

Understands deep and complex scientific concepts and can troubleshoot problems based on abstract data.

Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards

Achieves results fast, individually and through teams – can synthesize data and multiple points of view quickly and creatively to arrive at balanced solutions. Has a strong bias for action.

Takes business risks, grows from failures and celebrates success.

Quality and detail driven; unyielding performance expectations of self and others in the area of living the OC Safety Stand.

Learns from incidences/root cause analysis


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


Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.