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Associate Engineer - Acoustics

Location: Granville, Ohio - United States PURPOSE OF THE JOB Owens Corning is committed to making the world better, safer, and more sustainable. The Acoustic Research Center is a key component in ensuring our products perform in the markets and applications in which they are used. This entry level engineering position executes vibration and acoustic testing safely while maintaining and improving test accuracy in the lab. In addition, the Acoustic Research Center Associate Engineer provides acoustic testing for external clients. In addition, the Acoustic Research Center Associate Engineer will drive for new and improved testing capabilities, participate on project teams, and own responsibilities for the Laboratory Information Management System and NVLAP/ISO accreditation. Reports to : Leader of Acoustic and Insulation Product Laboratories JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Safety and Continuous Improvement (approximate 20%) Live the Owens Corning safety culture maintaining 100% safe laboratory. Provide safe specimen preparation and testing for internal/external customers Identify and drive for solutions to safety risks. Identify key test variables, minimize and maintain variation through safety focused process solutions Develop and own processes for preventative maintenance of equipment used in the lab. Drive continuous improvement through autonomation of testing processes and communicate value clearly Acoustic Testing (approximate 65%) Lead Acoustic Testing Plan and execute acoustic performance testing. Coordinate scheduling of acoustic test chambers/systems to drive testing efficiency. Utilize LIMS to track lab usage identifying customer use rate for each division of the business Provide data analysis and provide updates to customers with insights. Lead and mentor one or more contractors supporting the Acoustic Research Center. Clearly articulate the results and analysis informally/formally to customers Validate test results and quality of data Lead calibration of all lab test equipment used for accredited testing Inspect and verify accuracy of data in LIMS software and test reports as necessary. Lab Liaison to Product Engineering and Project Teams Participate on project team to identify planning and critical testing needs Provide guidance and insight on appropriate acoustic testing done internally/externally Provide statistical analysis of data demonstrating clear understanding of results to guide future testing Acoustic testing steward for the project team Participate and lead ASTM standardization E33 subcommittees/task groups Acoustic Research Center Development (approximate time 15%) Analyze available information, determine opportunities for lab growth, develop plan, and request funding. Innovatively create new testing solutions and partner with Lab Leader to fund. Innovate equipment and/or processes to drive lab growth. Share learnings and knowledge through technical transfer (i.e. tech reports, external papers, training, etc?) JOB REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor?s degree in Engineering or Physics Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred EXPERIENCE : Knowledge of a laboratory environment KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES : Willingness to work hands on in the lab. Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Ability to collaborate and work directly with a diverse group of peers, Research Engineers, Scientists and other team members to complete a project from start to finish. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to interface with clients directly and effectively. Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Self-starter, quick learner, and eager to be hands-on. Creativity and curiosity are personal attributes which lead to success in this position. Knowledge of ASTM test standards helpful Knowledge of acoustic testing requirements helpful Should be familiar with Owens Corning products KEY LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES Connection Collaborates and fosters teamwork: Partners across teams, departments, and businesses to define and achieve shared goals. Encourages and supports open communication, and recognizes that healthy tension can improve team performance. Values and rewards group contributions above individual achievement. Celebrates team success. Ideation Challenges the status quo: Thinks creatively, identifies and exploits ideas, takes calculated risks, and paves the way for change. Applies learning from different disciplines and industries. Probes for additional information and welcomes open discussion and debate. Evaluation Works from an outside-in perspective: Partners both within and outside the team to generate ideas, solve problems, and garner different perspectives. Listens and attends to the market and anticipates the needs of customers when formulating goals and strategies. Action Follows through on commitments: Organizes, plans, and sets priorities based upon deadlines and what is most critical and beneficial for Owens Corning. Aggressively implements plans to achieve timely and efficient results. Promotes reliability and dependability by following through and fully communicating results. 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 64 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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