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Senior Mechanical Engineer/Capital Project Manager

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Capital Project Manager

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Capital Project Manager

Lansing, MI 48933

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The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Capital Project Manager responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient use of Roofing and Asphalt (R&A) capital resources, being a fully engaged member of the Capital Delivery Team, and accountable for defining/executing capital investment projects in our 25 manufacturing facilities (13 Roofing and 12 Asphalt plants). Typical goals are; zero injuries to OC employees or contractors, on-time project delivery, project spending consistent within budget expectations, researching/developing proposed business solutions, and overall excellent project management skills. In addition, it is common to expect the Project Leader be aligned with organizational goals of zero injuries, perfect quality systems and a waste free environment.

The Project Leader will also assist in creating reliability systems along with supporting the manufacturing facilities in order to provide optimum operational conditions in the safest and most cost effective manner.


Roofing SBU: Shingles Capital Delivery Leader

The successful candidate is a leader of capital project processes and of people: He/she must manage projects by guiding process owners- Plant Leaders and manufacturing staff, Process (Stable Operations) Engineers, Product Managers, Capital Sourcing- through the project schedule to perform on time and on budget.


This position has no direct reports.


The successful candidate is a leader of capital project processes and of people: He/she must manage projects by guiding process owners- Plant Leaders and manufacturing staff, Process (Stable Operations) Engineers, Product Managers, Capital Sourcing- through the project schedule to perform on time and on budget.

This position entails project and technical leadership for all facets of mechanical equipment definition, design, and implementation for R&A’s process equipment throughout the United States. The process equipment in question is used to take a continuous web of fiber glass may and convert this web into shingles using other raw materials and converstion equipment. Typical raw materials include oxidized asphalt, pulerivsed filler, various surfacing materials, films, and adhesives Examples of conversion equiptment include cutting, combining, catching/stacking, and package. Additionally, there are many types of supporting processes such as, hot oil systems, compressed air, environmental controls, etc. There is a wide range of customer products that used to protect and enhance the appearance of residential homes and commercial businesses


  • Living the Safety stand and adhering to the safety responsibilities
  • Develop project scopes with plant input, including maintenance personnel
  • Effectively leads capital projects from concept to completion in a way that no injuries occur and timing & spending is within expectations, so that the maximum benefit is achieved with company resources.
  • Support multi-plant network with troubleshooting, design, maintenance, and loss prevention assistance when needed
  • Lead multiple electrical projects simultaneously through networking with engineering firms, including Alliance Partners; run projects as project manager, as well as organizing fellow project managers.
  • Develop capital approval requests as necessary; ensure the requested funding is consistent with all project requirements so that approved amount is not exceeded.
  • Able to analyze systems, research options, and determine the most optimum cost/benefit relationship to deliver capital projects.
  • Ensure compliance with all electrical codes at a local and national level
  • Good knowledge of NEC (NFPA 70) and NFPA 70E
  • Ensure all projects are delivered consistent with scope and expectations around operability and cost.
  • Strong knowledge in both controls and power delivery
  • Engage in process start –up operation, problem solving skills, active listening, and process improvement
  • Lead troubleshooting process issues and developing corrective actions/recommendation
  • Apply experience with combustion/environmental emission controls devices


  • Reaches mutually beneficial agreement with all supported operating departments on required capacity specifications, in terms of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) or similar metric that measures capacity losses related to quality, availability, and performance
  • Identifies, understands, and teaches others Capital Delivery Procedures required to provide our manufacturing sites with reliable and productive equipment/machinery
  • Develops and implements procedures and systems to ensure equipment consistently meets or exceeds design expectations
  • Supports the R&A sites to ensure they meet our customer’s needs


  • Analyzes machine and process data, providing feedback and making recommendations to optimize performance; ensures effective use and integration of information & new technologies
  • Networks with other engineers, site employees, S&T, and other relevant groups to identify and implement best practices for continuous improvement of plant performance metrics
  • Documents Maintenance Delieverables for capital projects.
  • Enforces a comprehensive Engineering Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Aids in the development and implementation of the plant capital plan


Within 30 miles of Granville, OH, 50 miles of one of our Owens Corning Roofing Facilities, or 50 miles from a major U.S. airport hub.

This position requires 40-45%, and with previous travel experience



  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Plant experience: held previous plant or manufacturing leadership roles
  • 10+ years’ experience in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years in Mechanical project management; small to large $1MM total project cost
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office products

Other desirable attributes:

  • TPM & EM Pillar experience
  • LEAN manufacturing envolvement
  • Professional engineer
  • 6 Sigma Black or Green belt


The successful candidate must be a flexible individual that can work effectively across the global organization, be a good communicator, and excel at teamwork. The individual must be comfortable in both the development stages of a project or on the manufacturing plant floor for equipment start-up/commissioning. This position will either be based dependent upon the current location of the acceptable candidate and the business needs.


  • Development of specifications for procurement and design of Mechanical systems
  • Development of cost estimates for engineering and capital delivery
  • Supervision of mechanical / electrical designers in the development of designs for process equipment: Hardware selection, drawings, layouts, and interface diagrams
  • Configuration mechanical drive systems, understanding of approaches (torque, velocity, position control)
  • Works with Electrical counterparts on software development for HMI interfaces
  • Experience in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), equipment checkout, debugging, commissioning, and start up activities of mechanical process equipment
  • Broad range of experience in industrial hardware (pumps, motors, conveyors, process equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of electrical engineering schemes & controls for effective interface with electrical engineering colleagues in design of process equipment
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities or projects at one time
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) to effectively communicate with people across all levels of the organization
  • Must work well in a team environment

While not a pre-requisite for this position, experience with the following hardware/software is desirable:

  • Use of Auto Cad Design Software, Solid works Software, and other related design packages
  • Use and interface of programming of Siemens controllers
  • Experience with Allen Bradley Kinetix Servos controls
  • Interfaces to electrical componets, and their functions

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2020 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 66 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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