Senior Research Engineer- Ceramics New Horizons Team

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic research engineer to join our growing Ceramics R&D team. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in developing innovative, high-performance solutions through our unparalleled expertise in Ceramics. The ideal candidate is someone who is highly curious, creative, agile with a “can-do” attitude “hungry” to deliver impactful results and outcomes, has Business Development exposure, and a Lean Startup mindset, customer-focused, and empathetic. 

In this role, the new team member will have the opportunity to leverage their engineering and materials expertise by leading their projects from the initial stages of conceptualization, prototyping, and experimental testing, to the implementation in manufacturing. Projects will focus on process and product development activities and follow a Gate-based methodology with a focus on design/change control.

The selected candidate will be expected to lead R&D projects through effective collaboration with R&D colleagues, commercial team members, application engineers, external customers, and external suppliers. The candidate will create and execute project plans, design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and present findings in written and oral formats.

Main Resposibilities:

  • Manages projects from inception through scale-up.  Manages multiple projects simultaneously, on time, well documented and within budget. Is able to balance creativity with process and documentation.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to communicate technically with internal and external collaborators and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.
  • Maintains open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.  Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Extensively utilizes research and/or project experiences and broad expertise of ceramic materials to improve on/or develop products and processes.
  • Understands Gate Process and Change/Design Control methodology/ideology and utilizes and incorporates it in projects.
  • Utilizes broad technical background and experience to develop and/or improve products, processes, and performance and/or reduce costs within a major product area.
  • Stays aware of new technology applications and competitive uses of same in work with materials, products and processes, and in development of new knowledge. 

 


Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or entry level PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering or Material Science or other related disciplines

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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Senior Research Engineer- Ceramics New Horizons Team

Location: Northborough

Posting Date: 01/07/2021

Job Code: 584588

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