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Granville, Ohio, United States

Senior Engineer, Process Innovation

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Job ID 54816

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Senior Engineer is accountable for the research and development of new glass nonwoven processes and manufacturing platforms that deliver value to our customers.  This role is critical to success in expanding our business reach and accelerating our growth strategies.  The senior engineer role is a member of the North American Nonwoven Science and Technology organization and this role will span defining technology needs, solution development in the lab and pilot scale, as well as support and implementation at the plant manufacturing level.  This position is located at the Granville, OH, Science and Technology campus.

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:  North American Nonwovens Technology R&D Leader

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Commitment to Safety

  • Develop and implement a personal safety action plan
  • Actively participate in team safety meetings, learning team events, and training
  • Demonstrate a daily commitment to the safety of the team by promoting safety awareness and achieving full compliance with all Owens Corning standards.

New Process Development

  • Develop and implement new manufacturing technology platforms, both process and machinery, at lab and pilot scale through to plant level
  • Hold a deep understanding of current manufacturing processes, assets, and capabilities
  • Monitor and understand commercially available process technology landscape, new innovations, and measurement systems
  • Work closely with internal and external partners to deliver solutions
  • Lead development projects utilizing the Stage-Gate process
  • Partner with Intellectual Property to develop strategy and control points for our technology

Process Improvement

  • Work with manufacturing engineers and operations staff on existing process improvements, optimization, upgrades, and qualifications
  • Support resolution of product or process challenges with innovative ideas and solutions
  • Collaborate with scientists and manufacturing engineers to improve productivity and lower costs
  • Forms close working relationships with peers at plant and R&D locations in North America and Europe

Leadership

  • Ensure organization and communication when working with peers and team members
  • Collaborate with plant, process excellence, capital delivery and operations teams
  • Utilize project management tools for well-structured project execution
  • Thoroughly document work in technical reports and memos
  • Inspire and lead team members in projects to foster team work despite no direct people leadership

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Engineering or related field
  • 5 years of experience of process/manufacturing engineering
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally at 30%

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Background in nonwoven technologies
  • Background in coating science and application technologies
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Process modeling, CAD experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient with statistical analysis and software
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Sound communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse team
  • Self-starter who works with minimal supervision and balances multiple projects
  • Accepts responsibility for project outcomes and is unafraid of owning the results of the project team
  • Must be able to influence and lead across the entire organization while holding little formal authority
  • Works well under pressure of a changing and fast paced environment

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, manufacturing technologies, 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 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

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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