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Owens Corning

Furnace Design Engineer

Owens Corning - Granville, OH

Location: Granville, Ohio - United States


The successful furnace design engineer will fully own the process innovation and application of furnace design for OC Insulation glass melting. Design responsibilities will include refractory, steel, combustion and controls systems and safety systems for all electric and oxy fuel melters. The engineer will lead project definition with plant team, linking capital delivery, sourcing and EHS to deliver turnkey furnace systems for Owens Corning Insulation. The engineer must have an in depth knowledge of refractories, thermodynamics, energy systems along with glass operations knowledge. This senior engineering role includes technical scope definition, cost estimating, and successful implementation of turn key furnace rebuild projects.

Join an organization that believes 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: Insulation Batch and Melting R&D Leader


Demonstrates a Commitment to Safety and Provides Technical Guidance for Safety

  • Utilize technical knowledge to provide safe glass melting furnace 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 Glass Melting Designs and Upgrades

  • Understands existing electric and oxy fuel melter designs and operating criteria. Leads effort to improve melting functionality and furnace life with cost justified investments.
  • Drives for standardization in all melting designs across Owens Corning Insulation and Foamglas.
  • Willing to learn / develop improved melting solutions for Mineral Wool plants.
  • Participates in the scope development and execution of all furnace rebuild 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 refractories, controls and complete designs for furnace rebuilds.
  • Leverages external engineering alliance partners to deliver design packages.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Material Science or Mechanical Engineering 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 furnace design and operations projects at North American locations


  • Desire to expand project experience within furnace operations is beneficial for career growth
  • 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.
  • Ability to engage and support others starting with safety

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 ones strengths, development needs and the impact of ones 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 companys 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 2016 sales of $5.7 billion and employs about 17,000 people in 33 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, well 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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Owens Corning


Furnace Design Engineer Owens Corning - Granville, OH, United States


Location: Granville, OH

Company Profile:
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.