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Glass Scientist

Location: Granville, Ohio - United States PURPOSE OF THE JOB The Glass Scientist will collaborate across all glass platforms within the Insulation Systems business to facilitate growth through the development of new glass compositions and improved quantification of the material >> product property relationship. The successful candidate will enjoy managing multiple technical challenges and working collaboratively across the Owens Corning S&T organization. A primary area of work will be the development of improved glass formulations to aid in delivering improved product performance and cost position. The Glass Scientist will also work to significantly improve our current characterization methodologies and composition-product property models, to facilitate rapid development and deployment of new products. 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 : Senior Glass Scientist - Innovation JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Live the Owens Corning safety stand (10%) We believe all injuries are preventable Take a proactive approach toward personal and team safety to drive to our goal of -0- injuries and accidents Actively participate in team safety events and lead within personal areas of responsibility Formulation development for new and improved Insulation products (40%) Working with key stakeholders within ISB, identify key areas where development of new glass formulations will drive future growth Work with the glass teams in Granville to develop and execute robust plans to develop formulations Collaborate with Glass Technology and Product Development teams to deploy developed solutions Drive adoption of improved characterization technologies (20%) Facilitate data-based design and decision making with improved characterization of glass properties related to product performance Working with key stakeholders within ISB, identify key areas where development of new characterization methods will create value and facilitate growth, and act to develop needed methods Early focus will be on environmental and corrosion related metrics to facilitate rapid prototyping and product property predictions Will impact across all ISB platforms Evolve chemistry-property-product modelling (30%) Starting from existing, develop data and computational methods to accurately predict key product properties, such as thermal conductivity, from material properties Work directly with product teams to prioritize areas with highest growth potential Delivery integrated design tools to facilitate rapid product development JOB REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : MS in Glass Science, Ceramic Science, or Material Science, with focus on glass/inorganic materials development. A PhD is preferred. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE : 3-10 years of experience in an industrial R&D environment with a record of delivery of significant product developments or productivity enhancements Experience primarily with silicate glass systems Product development/design experience using Stage-Gate, Lean 6sigma, or other structured design approaches a plus Ability to travel 15-30% and support trial work in a manufacturing environment KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES : Design of silicate glass systems to meet new and existing product requirements Understanding of laboratory-scale glass melting and fabrication Modelling of composition-structure-property relationships using statistical, neural network, and more advanced predictive methods Experience and understating of common glass testing and characterization methods including chemical analysis, microscopy, thermo-physical measurements, and product focused mechanical and environmental tests Experience with fiber glass or cellular glass a plus Understanding of glass batch and melting technology to facilitate interaction with the glass technology team #LI-LY1 About Owens Corning Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company?s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500? company for 63 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com . A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we?ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.


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