Material Scientist

OWENS CORNING - Granville, OH (30+ days ago)3.8

Location: Granville, Ohio - United States


The primary objective of this role is to develop productivity and process improvements across 4 glass manufacturing platforms. The successful candidate will collaborate with members of both the Composites and Insulation business units as well as the broader Advanced Manufacturing team and take a leading role in rapidly developing solutions to challenging problems that turn knowledge into value. A wide-ranging knowledge of glass chemistry, glass properties, glass raw materials, recycled cullet technology, melting technology, and forming operations is essential. The successful candidate will work closely with raw material and cullet vendors, Owens Corning production facilities, and our sourcing organization. The job is located in Granville, OH. Travel requirements are expected to be 20-30% including occasional international and domestic travel to production facilities, vendors, and other locations.

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: Advanced Manufacturing Glass R&D Leader

Span of Control:

Productivity (50%)

Work with Owens Corning production facilities, sourcing organizations, and vendors to reduce raw material cost, improve raw material quality and supply security
Develop solutions that improve Production Efficiency and or reduce Production Cost
Collaborate with product teams to improve product performance
Process Improvement (30%)

Develop property vs. chemistry models that enable improved process control
Collaborate with melting, fiber forming, and controls R&D groups to solve problems and improve process performance as part of a collective team
Operations Support (20%)

Trouble Shooting, Root Cause Analysis, Correcting & Preventing Performance Upsets
Environmental Compliance

MS or PhD in Glass Science, Ceramic Science, Materials Science, or Geology

Minimum 3 years of experience (5+ preferred) in Glass R&D, Operations, or process optimization

Knowledge of recycled cullet processing and material handling
Knowledge of batch raw material processing and material handling
Strong fundamental knowledge of batch raw material and glass reactions
Communicates effectively (oral and written) to technicians, scientists, plants, marketing and leadership
Able to collaborate and work effectively across multiple organizations and technical disciplines
Documents research and trains others on process and product improvements
Files invention records and patent applications

Demonstrates Strong Project Leadership Skills Including:
Self-sufficient and capable of delivering solutions with minimal supervision
Capable of leading and functioning in a multi-disciplinary team
Communicates technical progress during project reviews with Senior Leaders
Strong understanding of basic financial concepts to deliver solutions with the greatest value
Other skills and experience that are highly desired, though not required
Human Centered Design
Design for Six Sigma
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.