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Acoustic Research Center Lab Lead

Owens Corning
United States, Ohio, Granville
Jun 20, 2024

Acoustic Research Center Lab Lead

Granville, OH, US, 43023-1200


Research and Development

Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:

On Site
Requisition ID:


Job Band: 5B

Hiring Manager: Thomas Krallman

HR Rep: Neha Mohan

Job Title: Acoustic Research Center Lab Lead

OC Business Title: Sr Scientist

Band Level: 5B

Job Code(s): RRU501

Revision Date: 03/27/2024


The Acoustics Research Center Lab Leader will partner with key technical, manufacturing, and business partners to identify, define, coordinate, and execute on key testing, test method development, and fundamental acoustics testing knowledge areas. This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with all OC Safety and NVLAP requirements. This role is also responsible for the coaching and mentoring of lab staff- associate scientists, technicians, and contractors to deliver on Owens Corning goals and the goals of the Insulation Business. The Lab Leader will also represent Owens Corning to the external consensus standards community along with external acoustic labs and trade organizations.

Reports to: Insulation Specialty Testing Leader

Span of Control: Individual Contributor


Living Safely

  • Leads and participates in regular safety meetings and ensures rigorous compliance to standard safety procedures and OC corporate policies.

  • Leads the development and maintenance of safety documents for the Acoustic Research Center
  • Focuses on sustaining a safe work environment for self and co-workers.

Lab Leadership

  • Leads the efforts to maintain and improve lab quality and process documentation to support a high standard and quality of work.
  • Manages capital projects and lab upgrades to support the strategic goals of Owens Corning
  • Builds strong connections internally to talent that can serve as a pipeline for this role through mentorship
  • Identifies opportunities to develop test methods to improve safety, data quality, or efficiency
  • Cultivates and curates key relationships with customers and in partnership with Acoustic Principal Scientist

Lead External Testing & Lab Strategy

  • Develops and supports the execution of short & long-term growth plans and objectives for Acoustic Research Center aligned with the Owens Corning business strategy and coordinated with Acoustic Principal Scientist and Insulation Specialty Testing Leader
  • Identifies opportunities to expand test labs capabilities and revenue generation as a leading industry testing service.
  • Partners with external customers creating and leading non-routine testing and providing analysis of results separating the Acoustic Research Center from other laboratories
  • Develops, delivers, and executes growth plan for external testing

Continued Individual Development

  • Develops into a respected Subject Matter Expert of acoustics, noise, and vibration across all industry platforms leveraging internal and external mentors including the Owens Corning Acoustical Principal Scientist.
  • Provides leadership in consensus standards committees (ASTM, ASA, INCE, etc.) to curate standards that impact Owens Corning
  • Builds cross-business relationships to help identify opportunities for growth in fundamental testing, and initiates research to develop in these areas



  • M.S. in Acoustics, Physics, Engineering, or similar field
  • 2+ years of experience in noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) field with exposure to ASTM, and international standards.
  • Proficient in statistical analysis
  • Ability to travel 10%


  • Experience leading people/small team
  • 4+ years of experience in noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) field with experience in ISO9001, ASTM, and international standards.
  • Experience with new product development with customers

  • Proficient in Minitab or other modeling software
  • Experience with B&K Pulse software or equivalent software.



Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe. A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.