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Glass Melting Engineer

Location: Granville, Ohio - United States PURPOSE OF THE JOB The primary responsibility of the Glass Melting Engineer is to be a process expert providing global support to OC glass insulation business and plants. The goal is to achieve manufacturing excellence and industry leadership by developing and supporting new technology, reducing process variation and improving capital efficiency. The Glass Melting Engineer is accountable to build competence and capacity in the organization to improve business outcomes by working directly with plant batch & furnace engineers, technical leaders during major support activities, furnace design engineers and raw material/glass scientists. Additional responsibilities will include new technology evaluation and deployment, process reviews and training. 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 : Melting Technology R&D Leader JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrates a Commitment to Safety and Provides Technical and Operational Guidance for Safety Utilize technical knowledge to provide safe glass melting operations. Ensures rigorous compliance to standard safety procedures and Owens Corning corporate policies. Participates in monthly safety meetings and on site safety audits. Authors SOPs and JHAs for new method development and implementation. Completes all required safety training. Provides Division Level Technical Leadership for Glass Melting Operations Operations activities will involve leading or supporting Batch house operations, furnace heat-ups, glass drain and shutdown projects, new material trials, new sensor development, and audits of batch house and melting processes. Review and interpret data from multiple sources and systems in batch operations, melting systems and standard practices to provide technical guidance to OC leadership, plant leaders, and plant batch and melting engineers with focus to improve operations performance in terms of safety, productivity, throughput, energy and life. Facilitate preliminary safety, risk and failure analysis and installed evaluation of new technology, batch house operations, furnace refractory trials, design or operating changes in technology or controls. Provide scope of work and required planning and oversight for major refractory repairs including crown and general refractory repairs, water jackets, electrode pushes, and zone re-cabling, drains and heat ups. Leads effort to improve melting capabilities and life with cost justified investments. Drives for standardization in glass melting operations across Owens Corning. Searches for new technologies, sensors and solutions for glass plants. Lead startup team and be part of Vertical startup for new, rebuilt or repaired furnaces and associated infrastructure including melter and front-end systems Develop heat up plans and personnel and contractor requirements Conduct pre-light checklist reviews for build and commissioning Make furnace light off readiness recommendation Manage heat up activities including heat up rate and expansion Coordinate glass delivery to forming operations and tune front end settings Establish baseline conditions for plant operation for critical process parameters JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor?s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Glass Science, Materials Science, Ceramic Engineering, or a similar field is required. An advanced degree is preferred. At least 5 years of experience within glass melting operations is preferred Willingness to travel up to 30 to 40% supporting operations at North American locations. Experience: Fundamental understanding of batch, glass melting and glass delivery processes. Experience in high temperature refractory materials used in glass furnace designs. Experience working with multiple plants and melter systems in a support role. Familiarity with glass melting operations, melter hot repair, gas-oxy and gas-air combustion , electric melting, electrical boosting, batch house operations, glass & glass raw materials is desired. Effective verbal and written communications clearly communicating technical concepts, results, recommendations and risks. General computer skills (ex. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), familiarity with databases and control systems, excellent mathematical and analytical skills. Functional ability to manipulate operational data with BI toolset strong want. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Use influence and diplomacy to achieve the best results for the business by collaboration and teamwork Deliver prompt accurate results independently or as part of a team which demonstrates input, organizational abilities and technical skills across the organization Motivate others who are not direct reports to accomplish tasks and improve operations Strong external perspective and understands that all business opportunities start with knowledge of how to serve our customers. Accomplishes the goals of the business; translates strategies into actionable operating plans; sets goals for personal accomplishment; uses measurement methods to monitor progress; quickly overcomes barriers and adapts plans to ensure goal attainment. Demonstrates self-awareness of one?s strengths, development needs and the impact of one?s own behavior on others and consistently takes actions to be better. A balanced sense of self-confidence and an abiding respect for others. Prioritizes strong personal wellbeing in order to maximize and fortify his or her contribution to the business. Strong sense of teamwork within Glass/Material and Melting laboratory as well as with plant furnace engineers. 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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