Research Technician- Grinding and Finishing Technology (1st and 2nd Shift Available)

Position Description

Job Summary

The candidate performs testing activities running and operating advanced robotic cells to complex CNC grinding machines under supervision for abrasive applications. He/she works with engineers and customers in solving problems related to these activities.  In addition, this position may also assist in performing tasks related to testing, analyzing data, operating and/or solving problems concerning equipment and products for assigned areas.

Essential Functions:

  • The candidate should have experience in setting up and operating various types of equipment such as complex assembly, processing, or test equipment with pre-existing CN/CNC & PLC programs. This job will involve working with engineers in the Grinding & Finishing Technology group and interacting with internal customers
  • Conduct experiments as assigned in the areas of finishing, grinding, machining, and metrology according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), or other specific instruction.  Work with project leaders to develop new test methods, to improve existing techniques and to update and create SOPs. 
  • Use electronic data acquisition and metrology tools, such as micrometers and surface profileometers, to collect and process information.  Record test and measurement data in Excel spreadsheets or other Microsoft applications
  • Maintain laboratory equipment including set-up, operation and troubleshooting of experimental equipment or instruments.   Assist troubleshooting initiatives and machine repair efforts.  Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Technical High school graduate, or demonstrated equivalent with 1-5 years of demonstrated experience.
  • Must have work experience with various equipment such as complex assembly and processing or test equipment with CN/CNC & PLC controls, and/or lathes, milling machines, grinders and other finishing machines. Must have the ability to read blue prints. 
  • Must have the ability to maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
  • The successful candidate will have a history of continuously improving operations in his/her areas of responsibility, as well as cross-training and flexibility to meet changing team needs. 

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain’s largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

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.

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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Research Technician- Grinding and Finishing Technology (1st and 2nd Shift Available)

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 12/05/2021

Job Code: USA00355

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