Owens Corning Technician in Granville, Ohio
Location: Granville, Ohio - United States PURPOSE OF THE JOB As a technician on the Roofing Science & Technology team, you will actively participate in a collaborative team focused on testing asphalt materials for roofing and paving applications. You will provide testing support for the Asphalt Innovation Team, and will be working primarily in the laboratory with analytical tools such as High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to characterize asphalt chemistry and weathering. Your additional duties may include measurement of asphalt on the Capillary Rheometer and Dynamic Shear Rheometer, as well as preparation of filled and unfilled asphalt coating samples for execution of additional routine testing. You will work primarily at the Science and Technology Center in Granville and occasionally travel to the Asphalt Testing Laboratory in Summit, IL as well as our other roofing, asphalt, or components production facilities in the United States. You may be asked to run mimic equipment and develop new test methods for performance validation. Safe working practices will be critical to success. This is an excellent opportunity if you are a self-starting individual willing to learn, who is comfortable working with minimal supervision, able to balance multiple assignments and interested in effectively working across multiple teams and organizations. 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. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Chemical Analysis of Asphalt Prepare samples, including dissolution of asphalt in solvents and other preparatory methods typical of chemical laboratories. Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot HPLC equipment. Perform analysis of HPLC spectra and record data accurately, providing timely, quality results to the requestor. Maintain an organized inventory of samples before and after testing. Respond quickly to shifting testing priorities based on the needs of the business. Asphalt Testing Support Performs standard and nonstandard laboratory testing of asphalt materials (ASTM, AASHTO, and other methods), including rheological testing Supports and invents new test method development as needed Fully understands requestor requirements and provides trustworthy data on asphalt properties Accurately records measurements and data along with relevant observations for the requestor, and provides quality results to satisfy customer needs and expectations Identifies gaps in laboratory technology and recommend improvements Utilizes standard analytical equipment include rulers, thickness gauges, scales, ovens, presses, and related equipment Interfaces with other lab organizations for material characterization including the Roofing Test Lab, Mechanical Characterization Lab, and Analytical Lab JOB REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering is required, preferably in Chemistry, Material Science, or Engineering. 10-15% travel required, with the position based in Granville, OH PREFERRED EXPERIENCE : Prior experience handling and testing asphalt and asphalt blends Prior experience with chemical and physical analytical tools, especially including high pressure liquid chromatography, dynamic shear rheology, and capillary rheology KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Hands-on aptitude and flexibility to support the changing needs of customers, and agility to redirect work to the top business needs. Comfortable working with asphalt and associated raw materials, operating laboratory instrumentation, and mechanical equipment, as well as measuring/mixing devices. Proficiency employing typical productivity software such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) is required Track record of accuracy in data collection and transcription Ability to pay attention to details while sometimes performing repetitive work 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 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 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.