MST Sensor Development Engineer

Location: Granville, Ohio – United States

Job Title: Sensor Development Engineer

OC Business Title: Sr. Engineer


The Sensor Development Engineer is a key leadership and execution role for delivering outcomes that are aligned with the Global Manufacturing Science & Technology (MS&T) portfolio. This role owns the overall success of MS&T projects and is accountable to ensure the business outcomes of the project are realized and sustainable. A successful engineer provides leadership through enabling the business strategy and driving standardized principles that are core to the Global MS&T organization. Efficient management of resources, synchronization of project management concepts and effective communication to all stake holders are central accountabilities to this role. The engineer must display leadership through coaching, mentoring and recognizing growth and development opportunities of all team members and stakeholder of all projects under their direction.

Reports to: Sensor Development, Controls, and Automation Team Leader


Technical Depth

  • The primary expert on sensor development, measurement/gauging systems, manufacturing process level instrumentation, and base process controls including but not limited to the following technologies:
  • Laser
  • Infrared
  • Vision systems
  • Robotics
  • Optical
  • Ultrasonic and acoustic
  • Focus will be placed on partnering with operations leaders and developing control solutions where no off the shelf technology exists
  • Leveraging partnerships with best in industry vendors to drive innovation through emerging technologies
  • Projects may be in any manufacturing plant within Owens Corning

Project Leadership – Lead Global Manufacturing Science & Technology initiatives and ensure the successful delivery of project outcome

  • Apply project management expertise and other best practices/tools to define and execute
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Communications Management
  • Change Management
  • Quality Management
  • Develops and routinely forecasts project plans and project budget to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery
  • Communication – collaborates with all Leaders and guarantees clear and consistent communications to all project stakeholders
  • Interacts across the organization to ensure the strong integration with other functional areas and the technology architecture
  • Defines a comprehensive communication plan incorporating the specific needs of the various project stakeholders
  • Ensures communications are distributed in accordance with the communication plan and accurately represent the key messages of status, risk, issues and accountabilities / required action
  • Change Leadership – Manages the transition to ensure adoption of change, project benefits are achieved, and project outcomes are sustainable
  • Confirms business leadership support and engagement regarding the change management required on the project
  • Drives for business benefits to be discretely articulated and tracked for completion on a routine basis
  • Escalates issues and risks related to adoption and sustainability to senior project leadership
  • Supports efforts and opportunities for waste elimination and simplification
  • Consults with Business Leadership on best approaches for organizational change management relative to the project
  • Fully understands the business case and benefits to the organization to act as a champion for the business for project outcome
  • Adheres to the PMO processes and actively prepares for / participates in all reviews and stage gate deliverables
  • Understands and follows all M S&T and corporate standards
  • This role has accountability for the scope, budget, resources, assumptions, communication, change management, training, testing, deployment, controls and user acceptance for the project
  • Maintain and increase the status of the ARC as a preeminent acoustic testing facility. Manage the portfolio of National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation (NVLAP) tests as well as the equipment, facilities, and personnel of the ARC to ensure optimal operational performance. Work closely with other team members to meet customer expectations for quality, turn-around time, communication of testing status, and achievement of overall lab outcomes (50%)

Leading and Developing Talent – Builds solid performing project teams and works with all Leaders to develop and engage team members according to growth plans

  • Leads and engages single or cross-functional project teams, which are accountable for design, development and implementation of defined solutions
  • Accountable for the development and alignment of all project roles and responsibilities. Ensures the roles and responsibilities are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished throughout the project
  • Discusses growth and development plans with the appropriate Leaders to ensure project roles / accountabilities support the resource growth plans
  • Recommends and supports project-specific mentoring relationships for growth areas on the project and helps to secure the commitment of the mentor / expert
  • Provides clear feedback – both routine feedback (ad hoc discussions based on project activities) and formal feedback (reviews at key phases of the project or related to growth and development plans)

Manage Relationships with Internal & External Partners – Builds and grows external partners’ capacity to augment achievement of business outcomes and provide innovative solutions to drive step change

  • Develops upfront communication of corporate vision, objectives and constraints
  • Set expectations of service and performance levels
  • Streamlines organizational goals to be supporting and complimentary in nature
  • Explores full potential of partners capabilities and skill sets and links partner ability to align with desired business outcome
  • Plans and facilitates a seamless on-boarding plan for team members including project requirements, standards, testing procedures, templates, etc



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field is required. Masters preferred with 5+ years experience in manufacturing technologies
  • Travel: 20-35%, including international travel


  • Project Leadership – previous execution of small to large scale projects, possibly including initiatives with global reach, technology, processes, cross-functional teams and partner team members
  • Partner Relationships – experience with cross-functional teams that include third party expertise. Aptitude to build strategic and execution-focused plans and alliances with partner leadership
  • Project Management Science / Capability – training and application of industry best practice processes and tools regarding the effective management of projects, including, but not limited to, scope, schedule, cost, risk, resource, and issue management
  • Strong Communications – effective planning and execution of communications for stakeholders, both written and verbal
  • Business Acumen – experience with business operations; aptitude / desire to grow in the knowledge of the Owens Corning business; conveyance of business acumen to project team members
  • LI-NM1

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 62 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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