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Granville, Ohio, United States

Product Development Scientist - NA Nonwovens

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Job ID 59738


The Product Development Scientist will be part of the Product Development team within the North American Nonwovens Science and Technology organization. You will develop new and innovative nonwoven products that deliver value to our building materials customers. This role will interface across all levels of the Nonwovens business and partner with internal and external stakeholders to define and scope projects, develop solutions, scale up, and launch products. This position is located at the Granville, OH, Science and Technology campus.

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 has the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, learn from one another and maximize the potential of a global workplace.

Reports to:  North American Product Development Leader



  • Serve as the technical lead for customer focused projects from inception to manufacturing
  • Engage with customer’s technical team to identify growth opportunities, anticipate market needs, and provide technical support
  • Partner with commercial, marketing, and operations colleagues to successfully develop and launch products
  • Manage projects utilizing the Stage-Gate process and project management tools
  • Partner with Intellectual Property and Strategic Marketing to develop strategy and control points for our technology


  • Collaborate internally and externally to accelerate technical solutions and fundamental understanding
  • Exhibits a growth mindset and inspires the team to achieve top performance
  • Communicate effectively with people at all levels within the organization
  • Utilize project management tools for well-structured project execution
  • Leverages data analytics to drive efficiently drive decisions



  • MS degree in chemistry, materials science, or polymer/chemical engineering
  • 3+ years of experience formulating products in an R&D setting
  • Background in building materials, coatings, adhesives, or other polymer product development
  • Ability to travel at 30%


  • PhD degree in chemistry, materials science, or polymer/chemical engineering
  • Background in nonwoven/paper technologies
  • Background in coating development
  • Project management and stage gate experience


  • Fluent in English with sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team
  • Strong data analytics and DOE background – JMP or Minitab experience preferred
  • Self-starter who works with minimal supervision and balances multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to learn across multiple technical fields
  • Must be able to lead horizontally across the entire organization


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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