Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Manufacturing Engineer

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Job ID 53329


Consistent with My Leadership Accountabilities the Manufacturing Engineer is accountable to establish and maintain process recipes for operating lines in order to safely produce products that consistently meet codes, specifications, and customer requirements at the lowest cost.  The Manufacturing Engineer is accountable to continuously improve the glass making process to eliminate waste, improve safety, reduce cost, increase capacity and productivity, and improve the product.    

Reports to:  Technical Leader


Live the OC Safety and Sustainability stands, adhere to the safety responsibilities

The Manufacturing Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Ensuring a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is a first priority
  • Ensuring that all control plans, work instructions, and other procedures related to the technical operation of the production lines ensure the safety of employees
  • Developing risk assessments for critical tasks

Knowing Our Customers

The Manufacturing Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Identifying, understanding, and teaching others the Critical Product Characteristics required to provide our customers with a quality product
  • Developing and implementing procedures, work instructions and systems to ensure products consistently meet or exceed customer expectations. Ensuring procedures and work instructions are up-to-date.
  • Supporting experiments or trials for new and existing products to ensure they meet our customer’s fitness for use

Process Performance

The Manufacturing Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Conducting process audits to review Critical Product Characteristics and Critical Process Variables and implementing sustainable corrective actions for process shifts or upsets
  • Determining process consistency and capability (Cpk)
  • Implementing control charting schemes for Critical Process Variables based on ISBMS and S&T specifications
  • Developing and implementing Operator Control Plans to ensure that all products meet specifications at the lowest cost
  • Identifying and eliminating common causes of product and process variation (troubleshooting)
  • Analyzing product and process data, providing feedback and making recommendations to optimize performance
  • Identifying and implementing process improvements and best practices. Improvements may originate from S&T, ISBMS, or other facilities
  • Implementing corrective actions for issues surfaced through quality complaints and hold tags
  • Coaching, counseling, and training all employees on process control
  • Establishing processes for all critical tasks and audit for adherence and compliance
  • Partner with maintenance to resolve equipment issues
  • Identifying and requesting capital funding for equipment, modifications, etc., Providing support to drive successful implementation of capital projects as required.

Leading and Developing Talent

The Manufacturing Engineer will have responsibility for:

  • Educating primary employees in the manufacturing process and process control procedures
  • Partnering with employees to develop and implement Operator Control Plans
  • Partnering with Maintenance to develop and implement Operator Based Care plans for equipment to ensure employee understanding and ownership
  • Responsible for developing technical curriculum for operators training.
  • Partnering with Operations to test operators competency.
  • Ability to train and test developing engineering talent.



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Masters Degree preferred


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a manufacturing or technical environment
  • Completion of an engineering related Development Program or similar experience preferred


  • Understands customer needs, product specifications, basic cost drivers and the Critical Process Variables (CPVs) that impact these elements
  • Understands and works with basic principles of engineering
  • Understands statistical concepts including trial design, data analysis, control charts, process capability and design of experiments to drive process improvements
  • Understands basic elements of producing fiberglass including raw materials, processes and control systems
  • Ability to communicate with and engage employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time
  • Lean Certification or evidence of Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Highly ethical: Can be trusted to do only the “right thing” for the employees, shareholders and others. Follows a balanced approach without compromising integrity.
  • Results-oriented: Energetic, resourceful, with a strong service orientation and positive can-do attitude. Fully committed to the job and to deliver outstanding work. Never satisfied with the status quo, continually striving for excellence.
  • Change agent: Capable of creating a vision of improved performance and engaging others to achieve goals. Able to anticipate risks and propose practical plans to mitigate them.
  • Ability to travel 5-10%


About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 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.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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