Owens Corning Fire Design Engineer in Wabash, Indiana
Location: Wabash, Indiana - United States PURPOSE OF THE JOB Technical Services Engineer – to maintain and enhance the company’s position as a leader in the mineral fiber products marketplace by providing technical engineering services. Works in cooperation with Sales and Marketing to enhance the awareness of company products and services to increase market position. Assists the efforts of field sales personnel, as needed, for technical assistance with architects, building owners, general contractors, fire marshals, city and code officials to increase customer understanding of Thermafiber products. Demonstrated understanding and ability to conduct themselves with professional, ethical, and social responsibility. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Develop strong working relationships with architects, building officials, fire marshals and other construction related entities, to understand the current needs for fire and smoke containment, thermal and sound control using Thermafiber products. Understand the commercial construction techniques and practices to skillfully apply and expand the use of Thermafiber products. Develop a basic understanding of the building codes and test standards that apply to commercial and industrial construction. Work with code officials and fire marshals to develop local code changes for compliance with technical and administrative codes, ordinances, and regulations to improve life safety through passive systems. Develop and implement methods to ensure Thermafiber products are specified and installed to recognized specification standards. Capable of reviewing architectural drawings for commercial construction and knowledgeable of AutoCAD and 3 dimensional detailing and drafting which can be applied to Thermafiber designs for gaining strength in the commercial construction industry. Implement and provide training programs mainly centered on the architectural and specification communities for Thermafiber products. Programs consist of passive systems and the reasons such systems are necessary, and the advantages of sound control using Thermafiber products, and benefits of its thermal properties. May assist in the training of field sales and customer service personnel, relating to existing or new products and changes. Assist in special assignments related to conducting of research and testing of system designs and development of user friendly concepts, special applications, and propose new ideas to resolve customer needs or installation issues. Serves as a liaison to testing or regulatory agencies for both new and existing products. Includes coordination of compliance testing such as fire, thermal conductivity, density, shot content, high temperature performance, etc. Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or component drawings, using knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics. Must stay abreast of changes related to codes, standards, Underwriters Laboratories designs and other regulatory compliance. Assist in trade shows and presentations with marketing and sales personnel, building trade organizations, code associations, and individual corporations. Possess a working knowledge of green building principles and LEED features that provide building sustainability, while maintaining a positive environment. Incumbent will continue to develop a working knowledge of USGBC’s LEED green building rating system. Any other assignment, as directed by the Technical Services Leader. JOB REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, fire protection engineering or an equivalent technical field with a background in construction or related industry. 3-5 years in architectural or technical services or experience related to the building materials industry is a plus. EXPERIENCE : Willingness and ability to travel 30% or more of the time. Develop and conduct professional presentations and workshops Excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with building design, commercial construction, contractor installation, and/or insulation products Proficient in Microsoft software computer products and AutoCAD. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Long-term development should include involvement in groups such as: ASTM, UL, International Firestop Council, FireSafe NA, NAIMA, national code bodies, health and safety interests, etc that impact the application and sales of the company’s products. *LI-NM1 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 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. 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. 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.