R&D Technician

Position Description

Job Summary

We are looking for an independent, motivated individual to join our R&D team! The R&D Technician will assist the R&D group in carrying out projects by adapting and applying engineering techniques; conducting R&D trials, inspections and documentation; carrying out hardware modification, upgrades and maintenance; and preparing reports.  Assignments may focus on process, equipment, materials, and/or methods of development and improvement.

This is a part-time position (approximately 15-20 hours/week) with the possibility of leading to full-time employment. The work hours are flexible, to accommodate your schedule.


  • Assist in the development of single crystal growth processes, including carrying out growth trials and reporting on overall developments.
  • Recommend solutions to engineering problems by collecting and analyzing information; preparing drawings, schematics and diagrams; providing support for characterizing material and components; resolving design integration issues; developing specifications and safety standards; performing installations.
  • Prepare engineering reports and presentations by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data and trends in R&D projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Self-motivated/self-starter
  • Strong writing and documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with team members
  • Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities
  • Strong time management and ability to prioritize
  • Mechanical aptitude, good ‘hands-on’ capabilities and experience
  • High level of organization with the ability to multi-task several test related efforts/projects concurrently


  • Principles and practices of engineering
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Excel and Word in particular
  • Use of 3D CAD software (Solidworks, CREO, Inventor or other) is a plus

Company Summary

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry.

A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research.

In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

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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R&D Technician

Location: Milford

Posting Date: 03/18/2021

Job Code: 585456

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