Engineering Lead

Location: Granville, Ohio – United States


The Mechanical Projects Engineer plays a key role in partnership with Insulation manufacturing plants and other key business stakeholders in leading mechanical engineering aspects for medium to large projects in the Insulation business. The position will lead mechanical design and implementation utilizing a team of external engineering resources, and serve as the primary communication link to business partners and manufacturing plants on progress of work.

Reports to: Insulation Engineering & Reliability Leader

Span of Control: Projects may be in any Insulation manufacturing plant in the Americas. Work of this role impacts key operational results at all these facilities.


Provides leadership and project management on mechanical improvements to improve product quality, equipment uptime, and line utilization throughout the Insulation division. (50%)

  • Adhere to SAFE and Critical 6 requirements when implementing new processes
  • Adhere to all plant and position-specific safety policies, procedures, and standards
  • Lead mechanical aspects of multiple projects simultaneously by networking with engineering firms. Activity to include directing scope definition and cost estimates, defining control strategies, directing programming resources, and coordinating mechanical resources for commissioning and startup.
  • Monitor projects for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices.
  • Utilize effective project management techniques, such as the SAP project module, to lead projects.
  • Ensure all projects are delivered consistent with scope and expectations around operability and cost.

Provides project management to capital projects to ensure on-time and on-budget completion. (20%)

  • Oversee contract requirements and ensure contractor work is being performed in proper manner.
  • Achieve zero injuries in capital projects by ensuring safety through design and in construction and start-up
  • Apply sound engineering practices towards the completion of improvement projects.
  • Manage capital projects from start to finish—write capital approval requests, ensure the requested funding is consistent with all project requirements, execute for on-time, on-budget completion.
  • Ensure timing from inception through start-up and commissioning is met in all cases.

Provides consultation services as the division’s subject matter expert on all production equipment mechanical systems. (20%)

  • Assists plant personnel in troubleshooting of mechanical systems in-person and/or remotely.
  • Serves as the expert in the division’s technical applications.
  • Provide technical and process support to the division’s customers as required.

Coaches, trains, mentors and provides leadership to maintenance technicians and supervisors for mechanical design and operation. (10%)



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field
  • 8 years of experience in engineering project management, managing projects small to large ($1MM+)


  • Background in continuous manufacturing preferred
  • Leadership experience in a matrix environment
  • Leading in union and non-union environments
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt, and Lean manufacturing
  • Implementing strategic plans


  • Knowledge and experience in project management including writing scope and cost estimates, contractor bid packages, evaluating vendor proposals, and preparing Capital Appropriation Requests for approval.
  • Strong project leadership skills and able to manage projects through to completion.
  • Ability to lead change through influence and without having direct line leadership of the team.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills to quickly assess situations, develop appropriate solutions, and manage execution.
  • Able to utilize data and data collection systems for problem-solving and decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs.
  • General knowledge of Root Cause Failure Analysis or equivalent process.
  • Ability to change directions quickly, in regards to work type, work load, and schedule.
  • External perspective and understands that all business opportunities start with knowledge of how to create value for customer.
  • Strong planning, resourcing and delegation skills.
  • Able to achieve results fast both individually and through teams.
  • Able to utilize OC systems and the necessary software.
  • Expected travel would be 30-50%. Work may include weekends or holidays to minimize production downtimes.

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 15,000 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.

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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