Research Technician - PCR

Position Description

Job Summary

The Performance Ceramics and Refractories (PCR) team at SGR north America is searching for a Research Technician. PCR creates and sells ceramics for industrial and defense applications including hard ceramic armor, kiln furniture, heat exchangers, and impact resistant tiles for the mining industry. The Research Technician performs experiments involving ceramic processing and application testing of ceramic materials. This involves lab work, data acquisition, and/or product development activities with minimal supervision. He/she works with engineers and customers in solving problems related to ceramic processing or the performance of ceramic materials in PCRs market applications.   In addition, this position may also perform specialized technical functions involving testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating equipment and products for assigned areas.


  • Supports engineers and scientists in R&D team with their projects.

  • Conducts hands-on experimental work.

  • Executes and/or supports commercial and manufacturing support requests.

  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively with supervision.

  • Plays leading role in lab management: safety aspects, equipment maintenance, 5S, lab audit preparation and action follow-up, lab postings, regular equipment checks etc.

  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility. 

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED (demonstrated equivalent) with 1-5 years of experience
  • Work experience with various equipment for ceramic processing and characterization including electric furnaces, ball mills, attrition mills, scales, hydraulic presses, etc. is desirable. 

Company Summary

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.

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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Research Technician - PCR

Location: Northborough

Posting Date: 12/11/2020

Job Code: 584376

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