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Glass Technology Engineer

Company: Johns Manville
Location: Littleton
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Job Description:

Johns Manville is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Glass Science Engineer located in the Johns Manville Technical Center in Littleton, CO.

This position plays a key role in our support of glass production operations in North America and Europe from our corporate research and development location. Responsibilities include monitoring and controlling production glass chemistries, supporting operations through application of laboratory measurement technologies for trouble shooting and problem solving, developing new glass formulations for cost savings and improved glass properties, and leading equipment and process designs in the batch processes in capital projects. Ideal candidates will have an advance engineering degree, working knowledge of glass chemistry and production processes, experience in design and operations of batching systems, and willingness to work directly (onsite when necessary) with our production facilities and capital project engineering. Collaboration and passion for results are important attributes. This position reports directly to our R&D Glass Technology Platform Leader.

Responsibilities:

* Use statistical (SPC) techniques to monitor and control glass chemistries for achieving property and compositional targets

* Use statistical (SPC) techniques to monitor and control raw materials for glass production and develop specifications for new raw materials and products

* Lead and support batch process design and operational improvements through plant support and capital projects

* Evaluate and determine technical specifications for new and existing raw materials

* Develop appropriate routine and non-routine testing for glasses and materials for production and problem solving

* Utilize our R&D analytical laboratories for routine and special testing of glasses and raw materials

* Provide R&D laboratory testing and on-site process support for solving production problems

* Travel to plant locations to interface with division customers on batch and glass related issues and capital expansions

* Develop glass formulations and processes to meet specific new product requirements

* Be the technical lead for glass technology related areas of capital expansion projects

* Provide batch, glass, refractory, and furnace technical expertise for production problem solving

* Lead, plan, and conduct plant level trials of different raw materials and glass chemistries

* Travel expected to be normally 25% with some months up to 40% during capital project startups.

Requirements:

* Advanced degree in Ceramic, Glass, or Materials Science Engineering with a minimum five years combined work experiences with positions in laboratories, R&D, and operations

* Bachelor's of Science degree in Ceramic, Glass, or Materials Science Engineering with a minimum of 8-10 years combined work experiences with positions in laboratories, R&D, and operations

* Experience in glass chemistry as it relates to industrial scale glass production processes and equipment, including compositional development for specific glass and product properties

* Working knowledge of analytical laboratory techniques relevant to glass, ceramics, and industrial minerals

* Experience in statistical process control, including developing sampling and inspection plans, constructing control charts, and conducting gage capability studies

* Good formal and informal verbal, written, and presentation communication skill

* Demonstrated interest and experience in production support

* Demonstrated interest and experience in batch processes and equipment evaluation and design, including developing project scopes of work

* Demonstrated application of analytical laboratory measurements for problem solving

* Data mining and analysis techniques.

* Knowledge of gas and electric fired glass furnace operation

Preferred Qualifications:

* Knowledge of design and operation of bulk material conveying systems, including pneumatic and mechanical systems

* Knowledge of fiber forming processes

* Knowledge of process control and data collection systems

* Knowledge and understanding of minerals and mineral processing, including processing of recycle glass cullets

* Working knowledge of computer-based models for processes and operations

* Working knowledge of glass industry related refractories and applications

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Keywords: Johns Manville, Denver , Glass Technology Engineer, Engineering , Littleton, Colorado

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