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Fairburn, Georgia, United States

Manufacturing Engineer

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Job ID 60392


The Manufacturing Engineer is accountable to establish and maintain processes and procedures to safely operate the batch house and furnaces to meet codes, specifications, and to continuously improve the glass making process by eliminating waste, improving safety, reducing cost, increasing capacity and productivity, and improving the product per customer requirements.

Reports to:  This position reports to the Technical Leader.


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

The Batch, Binder and Furnace Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is a first priority
  • Ensuring that all control plans, work instructions, standard work, and other procedures related to the technical operation of the batch house, binder room and furnaces ensure the safety of employees
  • Developing risk assessments for critical tasks including emergency response


  • Implement a personal safety action plan and review with leader
  • Safety metrics – RIR, first aids, near misses, SAFE and Critical 6

2. Knowing our Customers

The Batch, Binder and Furnace Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Identifying, understanding, and teaching others the Critical Process Characteristics required to provide our customers with a quality product, beginning with the base glass.
  • Developing and implementing procedures and systems to ensure glass/products consistently meet or exceed customer expectations, including supporting experiments or trials for new and existing products


  • Customer FFU
  • Schedule Attainment
  • Quality Assurance

3. Process Performance

The Batch, Binder and Furnace Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Conducting process audits to review Critical Process Variables and implementing sustainable corrective actions for process shifts or upsets
  • Determining process and product consistency and capability (Cpk)
  • Implementing control charting schemes for Critical Process Variables based on ISBMS and S&T specifications
  • Developing and implementing Operator Control Plans and Standard Work to ensure that all processes and products meet specifications at the lowest cost.
  • Identifying and eliminating common causes of process variation (troubleshooting)
  • Analyzing process data, providing feedback and making recommendations to optimize performance
  • Identifying and implementing process and best practices. Improvements may originate from S&T, ISBMS, or other facilities
  • Leading investigation of and implementing corrective actions for issues surfaced through process related issues.
  • Coaching, counseling, and training all employees on process control and lean tools.
  • Establishing processes for all critical tasks and audit for adherence and compliance
  • Partner with maintenance and peer Manufacturing Engineers to resolve equipment issues and improve equipment reliability.
  • Identifying and requesting capital funding for equipment, modifications, etc.


  • Operational Efficiencies – CE, OI, Mix Adjusted Pack Rate
  • Critical Process Variables
  • Cost Metrics
  • Environmental Compliance

4. Leading and Developing Talent

The Batch, Binder and Furnace Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Educating primary employees in the glass melting process, process control procedures, and emergency response procedures.
  • Coaching, counseling, and training of new engineers as part of their development plans.
  • Partnering with employees to develop and implement Operator Control Plans and Standard Work.
  • Partnering with Maintenance to develop and implement Operator Based Care plans for equipment to ensure employee understanding and ownership.


  • Individual Goals and Objectives
  • Presence of Operator Control Plans
  • Employee Training Plans

Job Requirements


  1. Minimum of 3 years experience within a manufacturing or technical environment or leadership development program
  2. Undergraduate degree in Engineering required, Master’s degree preferred

Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Understands customer needs, environmental requirements, product specifications, basic cost drivers, Critical Product Characteristics, and the Critical Process Variables (CPVs) that impact these elements
  2. Understands and works with basic principles of engineering
  3. Understands statistical concepts including trial design, data analysis, control charts, process capability and design of experiments to drive continuous improvements
  4. Understands basic elements of producing fiberglass including raw materials, glass melting, processes and control systems
  5. Ability to communicate with and engage employees at all levels of the organization
  6. Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time
  7. Six Sigma Black or Green Belt with Lean Certification or evidence of Lean Manufacturing experience
  8. Ability to travel 5-10%

Personal Characteristics:

  1. Highly ethical: Can be trusted to do only the “right thing” for the employees, shareholders and others. Follows a balanced approach without compromising integrity.
  2. Results-oriented: Energetic, resourceful, with a strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude. Fully committed to the job and to deliver outstanding work. Never satisfied with the status quo, continually striving for excellence.
  3. Change agent: Capable of creating a vision of improved performance and engaging others to achieve goals. Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them.
  4. Engages and cares for others, starting with safety
  5. Able to influence without authority
  6. Makes self and others better
  7. Has Company spirit and believes our Purpose
  8. Makes OC’s values visible in words and actions



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 20,000 employees in 33 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 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note: Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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