Research Engineer II - CertainTeed Insulation

Position Description

Job Summary

CertainTeed 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 projects. They will focus on process and product development activities related to CertainTeed insulation product lines. As a Research Engineer, the candidate will research and develop new technologies to improve processes and products within our business.

This job has two main purposes:

  1. To support the strong R&D needs on building insulation, particularly with the launch of our new INSULPURE products.
  2. To secure and develop our current expertise on glass batch chemistry and thermal behavior of building insulation.


  • Project leadership and execution to:
    1. Organize trials
    2. Maintain, develop and share scientific expertise in:
      • Glass batch chemistry for building insulation;
      • Mechanical and thermal performance of building insulation products;
      • Other raw materials for building insulation (e.g. asphalts, glues, etc.);
    3. In collaboration with products managers and plants: develop new building insulation products
  • Scouting/skunkworks:
    1. In collaboration with purchasing team: screen new raw materials for qualification and cost savings programs
    2. Participate to professional standardization associations (e.g. ASTM)
  • Documentation:
    1. Write project or trials summary reports
    2. Write and maintain specifications for raw material and insulation products


  • Team work: ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and dynamic environment
  • Project leadership: ability to lead and execute, in a timely manner, several projects
  • Communication skills (oral and written): ability to communicate ideas and report results

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree in materials science, manufacturing or thermal science with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience or an entry level MS Degree in materials science, manufacturing or thermal science

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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 Engineer II - CertainTeed Insulation

Location: Malvern

Posting Date: 08/30/2021

Job Code: 587561

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