Associate Scientist - Glass Properties


Granville, OH, US, 43023-1200

Function:  Research and Development
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  61562



The Associate Scientist role withing Manufacturing Innovation is in a research lab that supports operations, productivity, and innovation projects in support of Owens Corning glass-melting activities around the globe.  The position incorporates knowledge of critical testing equipment plus documentation of and training on that equipment for the network.  The work will also include activities such as glass melting and testing various glass-making materials.  In this role it is critical to be able to work safely, drive results and collaborate with project leads and lab members.  The successful candidate will be a key player in an exciting team-focused environment.


Reports to:  Glass S&T Lab Leader


Span of Control: Individual Contributor




Live the Owens Corning Safety Stand

  • Working safely is a condition of employment at Owens Corning
  • Continuous commitment and attention to safety in the laboratory working environment
  • Follows all safety procedures and protocols in the labs and on Granville site
  • Actively participates in safety meetings, audits, and events
  • Continuously strives to improve safety standards to ensure all team members remain safe
  • Promptly reports all safety incidents or concerns to the appropriate source


Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

  • Work to drive a zero injury, zero defect, and zero loss culture
  • Actively participates in TPM deployment throughout the lab spaces


Sample Preparation and Analysis

  • Supports and troubleshoots critical testing capability across the OC network of glass plants
  • Sample preparation for various analyses
  • Working with glass samples for the Composites and Insulation businesses
  • Physical property testing on a variety of materials
  • Run analysis on glass and raw material samples using a variety of lab equipment including a VGA and TGA.
  • Supports refractory initiatives across the OC network through a variety of testing


Melting batch for making glass

  • Safely mix glass-making raw materials using weighing and melting equipment
  • Work with small furnaces to melt glass for testing and small-scale trials
  • Work with a variety of equipment to mix and melt glasses depending on project objectives


Collaborates and Fosters Teamwork

  • Collaborates with other team members to ensure lab requests are completed in a timely manner
  • Assists in high priority workstreams as a team
  • Collaborates with internal customers to promote team-based problem solving
  • Actively contributes to team troubleshooting to ensure the fulfillment of lab goals and objectives






    • 2-year degree in technical or engineering field
    • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)



    • Bachelor’s Degree – engineering or hard science-based is preferred
    • Experience working in a laboratory
    • Experience working with sensitive instrumentation
    • Experience working with advanced lab equipment
    • Experience working in high heat environments



  • Excellent verbal and written communication including technical writing skills
  • Comfortable working safely with high temperature materials
  • Ability to quickly learn to navigate instrument-specific software
  • Skilled with troubleshooting equipment
  • Willingness to support cross-functional customers
  • Ability to work in conditioned and unconditioned spaces



  • Unwavering commitment to safety
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits a sense of independence and ownership over work
  • Proven multitasking and planning / organizing skills
  • Works well with others and in a group environment 
  • Readily accepts challenges with an optimistic attitude
  • Detail-oriented
  • Curious



About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 19,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2022 sales of $9.8 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.