2017 Furnace Development Program

Location: Toledo, Ohio – United States

Furnace Development Program

Do you consider yourself to be Extraordinary Talent?

The Leadership and Development programs at Owens Corning provide an opportunity for highly qualified and motivated candidates to engage in a dynamic learning experience while directly participating in our company’s change agenda: Winning with Our Customers and Growing Our People. As a program participant you will be encouraged to find innovative ways to achieve results while constantly striving for improvement.

Program Description: The Furnace Development Program (FDP) is designed to prepare engineers to serve as Furnace Leaders in Owens Corning manufacturing plants in our Insulating Systems Business and Composites Solutions Business. The program duration is 24 months, with about half of the time spent in an Owens Corning manufacturing plant and half at Owens Corning’s Science & Technology Center. During this time, participants will be mentored by seasoned technical professionals and will be challenged by the varied technical and leadership challenges found in a manufacturing environment.

Plant based development includes:

  • Safety leadership
  • Supervisory leadership
  • Furnace operations and other technologies
  • Operational systems and management

In addition, the participant will be expected to develop the following competencies essential to being an effective manufacturing leader:

  • Creativity
  • Customer driven
  • Analytics & data based decision making
  • Works effectively and cooperatively with others
  • Elevates performance of self and others
  • Inspirational leadership

At the conclusion of their training, the Furnace Development Program graduate is placed in a full-time assignment as a Furnace Leader at an Owens Corning manufacturing plant or a role providing furnace support to Owens Corning manufacturing plants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Previous internships/co-ops in a manufacturing setting
  • Willingness and flexibility to relocate
  • Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering or Materials Science, or an equivalent field

Location of Assignment: For the plant portion of development, various locations throughout the US, including Amarillo, TX, Fairburn, GA, Kansas City, KS, Starr, SC, and Waxahachie, TX; and the Science & Technology Center in Granville, OH for the other half of program. Placement upon graduation is expected at a manufacturing plant in North America.

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 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 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.

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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