R&D Testing Laboratory Co-op

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities.

Under direct supervision/guidance of the Senior R&D Engineer II, the Akron R&D Co-op candidate will assist Saint-Gobain R&D in analytical and application testing of plastic tubing. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct physical property and application testing of tubing and polymeric materials.
  • Development of specifications of current technology and investigation of new technology.
  • Risk assessment & testing of raw material changes
  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate results of projects.
  • Assist in the maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Assist in the Process Laboratory on the extrusion of tubing when needed.

Required Qualifications



  • Must be a currently enrolled student with a focus in Engineering, Polymers, Chemistry, or a Science related field.
  • Available to work up to 40 hours per week.
  • Strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrate ownership of projects including acceptance of responsibility, pride in work performed, and willingness to learn.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office software package.



Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.


Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.


With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.


Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.


Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

Legal Statement

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 Testing Laboratory Co-op

Location: Akron

Posting Date: 09/30/2021

Job Code: 587958

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