Asphalt Technology Manager

at GAF in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description:


At GAF, we cover more than just buildings. We cover each other. Under this roof, you will have the tools and resources you need to grow and develop in your career. You will experience our incredible culture and will be empowered to support your teammates, your customers, and especially your community. Under this roof, we define the future while leading the present through our deep well of experience and our responsibility to the future to drive improvements and innovation in our products. We are GAF. And under this roof, we protect what matters most.

Team or Function Overview

Asphalt Operations produces one of the most critical components that allows our Residential Roofing partners to manufacture the highest quality shingles in the industry, oxidized coating. We are committed to combining best-in-class Materials, Equipment, Processes and Talent to deliver a competitive advantage for GAF Asphalt Coating Supply. Our unwavering goal is to sustain market leading capabilities to produce asphalt coating that meets the ever changing needs of our customers.


The Asphalt Technology Manager is responsible for managing multi-plant process development and process improvement initiatives and projects. This role provides technical process support across GAF’s Asphalt Plants and is responsible for raw material and finished coating quality, reliable manufacturing processes, and driving continuous improvement throughout the network. The Asphalt Technology Manager also works cross-functionally on initiatives to achieve organizational objectives. These initiatives may be developmental in nature, may include the application of existing technologies, and may include capital project engineering and management.

Essential Duties

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Lead and support the asphalt coating supply innovation efforts and improvements, including both oxidation and non-oxidation methodologies.

+ Drive sustainability efforts across asphalt plant operations.

+ PartnerwithR&D,ProcurementandOperationsteamstodevelopandexecutearobust asphalt sourcing strategy.

+ Transfer asphalt sourcing strategy into capital deployment plan. Partner with the Capital Deployment Team to execute the plan.

+ PartnerwithFinance,ProcurementandOperationsteamstodevelopbusinesscasesto support asphalt and capital deployment strategies.

+ Partner with Ops Managers and Quality Assurance Team to ensure execution of audits and gap closure plans.

+ Provide plant and business support on projects and activities that generate additional operating income through the application of variation reduction techniques, process modification, product modification, product design, new raw materials, improved raw material utilization, more cost-effective use of raw materials, and improved speed.

+ Drive consistency and optimization of finished asphalt properties and work alongside roofing customers to achieve them.

+ Lead efforts to design and implement process improvement initiatives and seamlessly manage project details, ensuring safe, timely, and high-quality solutions.

+ Implements continuous improvements to the process and sustains previous improvements using the GAF Business System tools. Specifically, actively participates in 5S, practical problem solving, elimination of waste, and visual management.

+ Drive standardization and documentation of best practice procedures across all asphalt yards.

+ Apply standard GAF systems to ensure that project documentation exists to facilitate future application.

+ Provide mentorship and guidance to Process Engineers.

+ Perform other duties as assigned.

Under This Roof, We Require

+ Demonstrated detailed technical engineering skills in a refinery or chemical manufacturing environment.

+ Demonstrated skill in applying Lean Manufacturing concepts, practices & procedures with proven quantifiable results.

+ Analytical Troubleshooting Techniques, Statistical analysis – Six Sigma Methodology, Quality Process Improvement principles.

+ Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required, preferably in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering.

+ 15 years of demonstrated experience in a refinery or chemical manufacturing environment with at least 5 years in a leadership role.

+ Demonstrated safety leadership skills.

+ Domestic travel is required (50%).

Under This Roof, We Also Value

+ Excellentcommunicationskills:written,verbal,andlistening.

+ Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Google Suite applications.

+ Excellent planning and organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and achieve results.

+ Demonstrated skill in problem-solving, statistical expertise, and leading problem-solving teams.

+ Proven ability to influence network-wide decision-making at the plant operations level.

+ Ability to make project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently and maintain flexibility.

+ Results-oriented,high energy, credible, honest, self-motivated person.

How We Protect What Matters Most

+ Weofferawiderangeofhealthinsuranceoptionsthatincludemedical,dental,and vision for you and your family.

+ Our Family-Building benefits support the many different journeys to fertility and parenthood.

+ Our robust 401K plan includes an employer match contribution with your pre-tax and/or Roth contributions.

+ Other exciting programs and perks are available to help employees achieve work-life balance, including (but not limited to) a wellness program, free financial coaching, a referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

+ Professional growth and development are very important to us! We offer internal training programs and courses, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

+ We put diversity and inclusion into action with our Employee Resource Groups, which unite employees based on common perspectives, identities, demographic factors, or out of a desire to be an ally.

GAF complies with federal, state, and local disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR Services at 833-HR-XPERT.

Consideration will be given based on geography, candidate experience, and qualifications.

Annual Salary Range: 135,000-172,500

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Standard Logistics, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

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With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in

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Job Posting: JC260314773

Posted On: May 24, 2024

Updated On: Jul 14, 2024

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