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Research Engineer I - CRL Ceramic Materials & Processing

Saint Gobain
Northborough, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jul 19, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job Summary

Saint-Gobain's North American R&D center is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic entry level researcher to join our current team in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments for key development programs and operations within the thermal processing laboratory. Projects will focus on advanced ceramic process and product development activities related to applications utilizing electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Phases of development include material science research, process development and the implementation of this R&D work into pilot scale manufacturing. The selected candidate will be joining the Ceramic Processing group based at the Saint-Gobain Research North America site (MA, USA).

The main responsibilities are:
  • Operate thermal equipment housed with the Ceramic Materials and Processing group in support of the business units located at SGRNA.
  • Provide technical support within the thermal processing lab understanding the operational and safety aspects of high temperature furnaces.
  • Interact with lab users to help guide their thermal processing experiments, train users, and insure run quality.
  • Manage sample flow in and out of the lab, perform data analysis, and develop/implement preventative maintenance plans resulting in high equipment uptime.
  • Plan and execute equipment upgrades and installation based on evolving customer needs based on interactions throughout the research center.
  • Contribute to and lead a variety of research and development projects involving ceramic processing and characterization while collaborating with business unit colleagues. Carries short projects or studies through to successful completion.
  • Submit technical reports on project progress and results.
  • Train operators on safe operation of equipment in lab.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to solve technical problems by combining literature search, scientific knowledge, and hands-on experiments.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors' degree in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering
  • Development, processing or testing of ceramics or glass, preferred
  • Manufacturing product development, preferred
  • Operation and maintenance of high temperature furnaces, preferred

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain's largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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