Development/Application Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic Development/Application Engineer to join our current team in Garden Grove, California. This position has a focus on new product development, product design and testing related to the group’s technical R&D and engineering activities, thereby building technical depth in multiple areas. The position will report both to the R&D and the Engineering Group Leader.

This position will focus on expanding and growing the business through:

  • New product development and product design (Polymer Components, Seals, Composites and Systems).
  • Improvement of processes and products (material and design)
  • Designing, executing and analyzing lab experiments to validate new products, and presenting the results in a professional way
  • Incumbent should be able to design new test rigs and fixtures according to tesing requirements.
  • Meeting project cost target, timelines and customer expectations. 
  • Support of projects led by others.
  • Collaborating with and technically supporting Marketing, Sales and Operations.
  • Close collaboration with the customer, understanding unmet needs.
  • Clear, concise and scientifically correct communication with customers and throughout the business.
  • Ensure safety and 5S requirements are met or exceed standards.

Required Qualifications

The candidate has to be able to:

  • Understand the customer application and build application expertise.
  • understand customer and business needs.
  • design new products using CAD software.
  • procure materials, issue purchase orders and follow-through with material and tooling suppliers. 
  • design and run experiments and analyze, document and present results.
  • conduct failure analysis of parts
  • operate, maintain and troubleshoot large lab equipment and respect EHS and 5S.
  • work in local and global team across functions, roles and hierarchy.
  • work independently while in team.
  • communicate in a clear, structured, scientifically sound and professional way within the whole organisation and with customers.
  • use project management tools to lead assigned activities and projects.
  • respect project time lines and be proactive.
  • Support projects and activities by other team members.

Additional Description

Additional info:

  • Design and develop new products, conduct testing and new product validation. Design parts using SolidWorks or other software. Design experiments, analyze and present results. Develop test procedures and routines. Operate lab equipment needed for assigned projects. Project lead and management for assigned activities. Communicate with business and customer.
  • Manage and document projects under minimal supervision by a technical leader or direct manager. Provide data and results in oral and written form. Includes generating of project timelines/plans, technical memos, research reports, and presentations to internal customers, project teams, and/or management.
  • Manage and document projects under minimal supervision by a technical leader or direct manager. Provide data and results in oral and written form. Includes generating of project timelines/plans, technical memos, research reports, and presentations to internal customers, project teams, and/or management.
  • Technical support (testing, failure analysis, quality improvements) for operations, sales & marketing, and design engineering across different Seals locations.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Material science or Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Polymer Science or equivalent (Required).  Or Master's degree in the Material science or Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Polymer Science or equivalent (Required). 
  • 3-5 years' experience in an R&D capacity/lab and design environment. 

 


Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

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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Development/Application Engineer

Location: Garden Grove

Posting Date: 04/03/2020

Job Code: 577530

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