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Assistant Engineer

Location: Granville
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF THE JOBThe Assistant Engineer performs lab or pilot scale work focused on developing new products and processes in applications for glass nonwoven materials under the direction of product scientists and process engineers. - This individual produces data and samples for glass mat development, mixture and coating formulations, equipment operation and maintenance, and characterization of experimental products. - The successful candidate performs experimental work, provides actionable observations, and communicates experimental results. - The individual will have the opportunity to build strong technical expertise in nonwovens testing and processing. - The lab is an agile and innovative environment where excellent communication, flexibility, and analytical skills are keys to success. -Reports to: - Granville Nonwovens Lab Leader -Span of Control: - Individual Contributor -Granville, OH is home to the Owens Corning Science & Technology Center. The 524-acre campus with 22 buildings hosts world-class Science and Technology professionals dedicated to delivering sustainable solutions across our three integrated businesses, impacting the environment and the way people live around the world. With its small-town charm, streets lined with locally owned shops, historic district, and commitment to education and development, Granville will meet all your needs when you bring your career to Owens Corning. -JOB RESPONSIBILITIES -Commitment to Safety (10%)

  • Unconditionally comply with all safety procedures and Owens Corning corporate safety policies.
  • Live the Owens Corning safety culture daily, and actively participate in safety meetings, audits, and activities.
  • Proactively identifies and addresses safety concerns in the laboratory. -Product and Process Development (80%)
    • Deliver lab or pilot material, characterization data, and insights to product scientists and process engineers for product or process development of nonwoven products through formulation development, fabrication and mimic technology, testing, and characterization on lab or pilot scale equipment. Lab areas include pilot lines, coating, testing, and mimics.
    • Apply and develop scientific and engineering principles for fiberglass-based nonwovens products and properties in collaboration with product scientists and process engineers.
    • Develop proficiency and fundamental understanding of established test methods used to generate required results (ASTM, TAPPI, established test methods). - Adapt or create methods and protocols as necessary to characterize new products and technologies. -Laboratory Continuous Improvement or Projects (10%)
      • Drive lab operations or lab projects (method implementation, equipment upgrades, continuous improvement) for quality and productivity improvements including documentation, user training, process optimization, and lab digitization.
      • Support the transfer of new product/processes from the laboratory to manufacturing plant or customer as needed. - -JOB REQUIREMENTS -MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
        • High school or Associates Degree with 1-3 years relative experience or a Bachelors Degree
        • Ability to perform laboratory testing following established lab procedures for lab instrumentation such as Instrons, air permeability, and colorimeters.
        • Ability to use laboratory and pilot equipment to produce material samples. -PREFERRED -EXPERIENCE:
          • Bachelors Degree in science or engineering
          • Chemical, mechanical, or QA lab experience.
          • Lab instrument interfacing and export capability with some programming ability.
          • Experience auditing and implementing new test methods, SOPs from ASTM, ISO, TAPPI standards. -KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
            • Safe laboratory and chemical practices
            • Numerical fluency with basic data analysis and basic statistics
            • Mechanical and chemical hands-on aptitude -*LI-NM1*LI-ONSITEAbout Owens Corning - - Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses - Composites, Insulation, and Roofing - provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 19,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2022 sales of $9.8 billion. For more information, visit -.Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer. - -

Keywords: OWENS CORNING, Newark , Assistant Engineer, Engineering , Granville, Ohio

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