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Ref No.: 18-00013
Location: DEFIANCE, Ohio
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 2 Years
Industry: Building Materials
Job Category: Engineering - Mechanical
Johns Manville is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Process Engineer. This position will be involved in all process engineering aspects for a fiber glass manufacturing plant and must be willing to work in a collaborative environment to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Emphasis on safety and environment compliance are important in our work environment. The Defiance, Ohio locations produce cured and uncured fiberglass products that serve the automotive, aerospace, OEM, air handling and pipe & mechanical markets.
Essential Job Functions
  • Supports and promotes safe practices and environmental commitments in alignment with company commitments, policies, and compliance requirements
  • Work with operators to develop, improve and monitor key procedures.
  • Identify process and equipment limitations to debottleneck where appropriate.
  • Seek, recognize, define and solve to determine root cause and implement corrective actions.
  • Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized for expertise and functional leadership in applications of engineering principles, scientific analysis, continuous improvement and project management.
  • Demonstrated passion for results
  • Proven planning and organizing skills
  • Demonstrated history of customer orientation
  • Proven ability to make timely decisions
  • Basic understanding of business acumen
  • History of building collaborative relationships
  • Successful history of innovation & adaptability
  • Demonstrated ability to set direction for supervised employees
  • Proven ability to develop and manage talent
  • Successful ability to delegate work
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher Engineering, preferably mechanical
  • 3-5 years' engineering experience
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing industry practices, engineering principles
  • Must have very good written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills required
  • Use of basic reasoning, thinking 'on your feet', and ability to resolve issues quickly with little or no direction from a supervisor. Ability to make good judgment calls and render good decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve project results within required time frames
  • Experience with SAP/ERP/ADP
  • Experience with planning and scheduling activities
  • Process improvement tools such as Lean/Six Sigma

Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No
Base Salary - $75,000 to $95,000 *** Never repost ***
Full-time Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for ideal candidate
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - No
Overtime Eligible - No
Interview Travel Reimbursed - No

2+ to 5 years experience
Seniority Level - Mid-Senior
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally
Ideal candidate will come out of a continuous operation environment, will be focused on monitoring operations - be on the floor (60%) working on productivity and improvements, forecasting and working hand in hand with the schedulers. Black Belt background is a plus. Will be addressing immediate concerns with the process technicians.

Very modern operation, a lot of growth potential.

Needs to be ingrained with being on the plant floor sustaining the operations in the plant.
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at

We are proud to announce that Fortune magazine named our parent company, Berkshire Hathaway, the third most admired company in the world.

The magazine cited Berkshire Hathaway's top reputation scores for innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness as reasons behind why it scores so well among the world's largest and most recognized companies.
  • As a Berkshire Hathaway company (owned by Warren Buffett) JM has a long history of steady growth and profitability all while done with the highest ethical standards. It is nice to work at a company that cares about the highest ethical standards and does not compromise. We have no debt and our owner loves to invest in our business. He is a wise investor and looks for great value, but he has not shied away from re-investment.
  • As a private company, we do not answer to Wall Street and can make the best LONG TERM decisions for the company and not necessarily the next quarterly earnings cycle.
  • JM's core values are PEOPLE, PASSION, PROTECT, and PERFORM with a high regard and focus on safety and we value our people. It is a great company to work for.
  • Many employees have worked for JM for 30, 40 and even 50 years! This speaks to the stability of the company as well as how we treat our employees.
In working for JM, we are not a large impersonal company. People matter and the senior leadership is very accessible and visible to ALL employees
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