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Senior Furnace Designer

Company: SSOE
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Furnace Designer

Job Locations

US-OH-Toledo - US-OH-Alliance - US-AL-Birmingham - US-OH-Columbus - US-MI-Midland - US-TN-Nashville






Full Time


You don't have to be an employee long before you understand the SSOE difference. It goes back to our history of reinventing ourselves for new markets, serious rates of growth year after year, and being ahead of the curve in technology. Those are the achievements of a company that rewards talent and effort in ways that mean the most to the individual. When you work at SSOE, you work with the best and you're a part of something bigger than yourself. And providing the best possible workplace for our employees gives us a competitive advantage-helping us attract and retain top talent and drive better business results. The senior furnace designer will provide technical expertise in the area of furnace, refiner and forehearth refractory and steel design. Projects will include furnace repairs to extend furnace life and furnace rebuilds both major and minor.


This position has the responsibility to develop the project scope and schedule for furnace rebuilds and repairs and for selection of materials and equipment. The position will require 30% travel to client sites for field investigation and will require extended travel during furnace rebuilds. Responsibilities include those required to deliver quality service on schedule and within budget in a team environment.

  • Interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates project assignments of varies sizes with the overall responsibility for budget adherence, quality control and inter-discipline coordination.
  • Makes decisions independently on design problems, practices and methods, but may receive input on unusual or complex problems from the department manager for proposed design solutions.
  • Provides detailed design services for glass furnace and forehearth, refractory and binding steel.
  • Assists in the design and layout of hot end operating systems such as furnace cooling wind, cooling water and combustion system drawings.
  • Works with structural and mechanical engineers to develop scopes, specifications and construction bid packages.
  • Leads a team of furnace designers, assign work for the team, coordinate overall furnace area project to adhere to project scope and schedule and review work of project design team.
  • Checks progress of work and alerts project manager to changes of scope or additional services.
  • Acts as a technical leader for projects and work directly with the client to insure adherence to overall project goals.


    • Associate degree or certificate of completion of other post secondary training in engineering desired.
    • Minimum of 10 years of glass furnace design and rebuild/repair onsite assistance.
    • Leadership skills to manage the design team and work directly with the client team
    • Ability to manage project budget, scope, schedule, and work under tight deadlines.
    • Glass furnace design expertise is required.
    • Autocad 2D experience is required.
    • 3D experience (Inventor or SolidWorks or similar) is a plus.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Self starter with minimal oversight in execution of work.#LI-SN1 #LI-Hybrid

Keywords: SSOE, Birmingham , Senior Furnace Designer, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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