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Engineer- Electric Glass Melting

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Owens Corning

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Engineer- Electric Glass Melting




Location: Granville, Ohio - United States PURPOSE OF THE JOB The successful electric melting engineer will fully own the process innovation and advanced application of electrical energy to melt glass. Design responsibilities will include power systems, transformers, controllers, electrodes and safety systems for electric melters. The engineer will lead project definition with plant team, linking capital delivery, sourcing and EHS to deliver turnkey electric melting systems for Owens Corning. The engineer must have an in depth knowledge of electric power, controls and related equipment plus general glass furnace knowledge. This senior engineering role includes technical scope definition, cost estimating, and successful implementation of both new electric melting systems and rebuild upgrade projects. 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 Guidance for Safety Utilize technical knowledge to provide safe furnace electric melting system designs Ensures rigorous compliance to standard safety procedures and Owens Corning corporate policies Participates in monthly safety meetings and TC safety audits Authors SOPs and JHAs for new method development and implementation Completes all required safety training Provides Division Level Technical Leadership for Electric Melting Designs and Upgrades Understands current cold top and boost designs and operating criteria. Leads effort to improve electric melting functionality and life with cost justified investments. Drives for standardization in electric melting design across Owens Corning. Searches for electric melting solutions for Mineral Wool plants. Participates in the scope development and execution of all electric melting projects to ensure safety, performance, schedule and cost goals are met. Provides process leadership via contact with equipment suppliers to understand the development of new power controllers, transformers and electrode designs for all rebuilds. Leverages external engineering alliance partners to deliver design packages. JOB REQUIREMENTS Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power and/or Controls) is required. An advanced degree is preferred. 5-8 years of experience within glass melting design and operations, preferably in fiberglass Desire to expand project experience within a furnace design area is beneficial for career growth Willingness to travel up to 40% to support electric melt projects at North American locations Experience: Desire to expand project experience within a furnace design area is beneficial for career growth In depth knowledge of electric power equipment, controls, protection and National Electric Code design. Fundamental understanding of glass melting process related to electrical energy introduction. Project management skills for scope definition, design review and implementation on multiple programs. Effective verbal and written communications. Computer skills: ability to utilize OC systems and software necessary for this role. Functional ability to manipulate operational data with BI toolset strong want. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Customer orientation: Has an 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 Batch 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 63 consecutive years. For more information, please visit . 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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Since Owens Corning was founded in 1938, the company has continued to grow as a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology. A Fortune® 500 company for 59 years, Owens Corning and its people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services to customers around the corner and around the world.

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