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GAF Regional Project Engineer Asphalt Operations in Montpelier, Vermont

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 Regional Asphalt Operations Project Engineer is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient use of Asphalt capital resources and is accountable for defining/executing capital investment projects in GAF’s oxidation plants. Projects they will lead are essential to support both top-line and bottom-line company growth. The Regional Asphalt Operations Project Engineer will also assist in creating reliability systems along with supporting the manufacturing facilities in order to provide optimum operational conditions in the safest and most cost effective manner.

The successful candidate is a leader of capital project processes and of people: He/she must manage projects by guiding process owners---Operations Managers and manufacturing staff, Process Engineers, Capital Sourcing--- through the project schedule to perform on time and on budget.

Essential Duties

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct oversight for the safe deployment of regional capital projects across GAF’s oxidation plants.

  • Partner with functional teams to develop and prioritize multi-year capital plan to ensure capital investments meet strategic priorities for GAF.

  • Develop project scopes with input from key stakeholders, including plant, R&D, and Asphalt Subject Matter Experts (SME’s). Develop capital approval requests (AFCE’s) as needed; ensure the requested funding is consistent with all project requirements so that the approved amount is not exceeded.

  • Analyze all facets of proposed projects and provide detailed cost, schedule, and justification estimates to support capital expenditures. Interface with maintenance and production to ascertain and identify operational maintenance problems and opportunities. Conduct engineering and project analysis and follow through with major and minor project recommendations, justification and implementation. Apply engineering principles including modeling and simulation with external vendors and consultants.

  • Manage all aspects of multiple projects including design construction, vendor management, cost tracking, operational interfaces and operations preparation, and startup. Analyze systems, research options, and determine the most optimum cost/benefit relationship to deliver capital projects.

  • Lead/participate in cross-functional corporate and plant teams investigating opportunities to improve and expand GAF’s processes and products, and business opportunities

  • Coordinate between contractors, vendors, and GAF to manage, engineer, and implement projects in the smoothest and most efficient manner without causing production delays or upsets.

  • Engage in process start -up operation, problem solving , and process improvement

  • Support multi-plant network with troubleshooting, design, maintenance, and loss prevention assistance when needed.

Physical Demands

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent sitting, walking and standing; occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and balancing.

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

  • Required to sit, stand, walk and use hands to grasp, handle or feel objects, tools and product samples.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Must have the ability to differentiate colors precisely.

  • Required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.

  • Ability to perform detailed testing processes in various process conditions.

  • Frequent use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of manufacturing equipment and machinery.

  • Abilitytoreadandconcentrateviacomputerdataentrytypingandproofreading.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

Under This Roof, We Require

  • A BS Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical with Mechanical preferred) coupled with a minimum of 5 years project management experience.

  • 3 years in refinery or chemical processing manufacturing (preferred)

  • The ideal candidate will have a proven background in managing projects with budgets up to $5MM.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplines as project manager and supervise others as a lead engineer.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide expertise in maintenance, operations, and process.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with computers and Gsuite/MSOffice. Drafting experience with CAD, preferably Auto CAD, is preferred.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S., without current or future requirement for sponsorship of an employment-based visa status

Under This Roof, We Also Value

  • Advanced knowledge of standard manufacturing concepts, practices, & procedures

  • Advanced ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings

  • Advanced proficiency using root cause analysis and Kepner-Trego or other structured methods to troubleshoot and solve problems

  • Advanced ability to translate technical data into a format/language suitable for operations and maintenance personnel

  • Experience in process hazard analysis and process safety management

  • Advanced knowledge of engineering fundamentals

  • Advanced proficiency in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatics

  • Ability to respond to requests in a professional and timely manner.

  • Strongplanning,prioritization,organizationalandreportingskills.

  • Independent problem-solving skills.

  • Positive attitude, ability to adapt and contribute to a team environment is critical.

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: 118,800-151,800

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 the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​