Senior Coating Research Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

SageGlass®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, located in Faribault, MN, produces electronically tintable glass for windows, skylights, and curtain walls. It tints automatically or on demand to control sunlight, without shades or blinds. SageGlass transforms the indoor experience by controlling sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating without the need for blinds or shades.

The SageGlass Team is a group of thinkers, designers and innovators out to change the way people think about glass. We foster an all-inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic environment that inspires creative Team Members who are driven by purposeful work.

We are NOW hiring a Senior Coating Research Engineer to work alongside our talented Research & Development Team!

Our group focuses on the fundamental understanding of electrochromic devices, next generation process/product and process improvement. We are a dynamic, multi-functional and multi-cultural team working closely with Research & Development colleagues from all over the world. If you would like to bring your ideas to a team pioneering new technology into the world, then we might be the workplace for you!

What’s the job?

As a Senior Coating Research Engineer you will be responsible for leading and supporting research on next generation process and product with a fundamental understanding of electrochromic devices. Electrochromic devices are complex, and understanding the relationship between materials, sputtering process and the properties of the thin films and the final product performance to guide next generation process or product design will be your key focus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage projects, design and execute experiments on pilot and industrialized coaters, coordinate with manufacturing team, and analyze samples and results
  • Plan, define, and execute a research program on advanced electrochromic materials
  • Coordinate with pilot coater team on experimental thin film sample preparation on new materials, process studies etc
  • Coordinate with production any experiments on industrial line to assure transferability of any new solution
  • Setup experimental in-house characterization as well as external analysis
  • Establish adequate reporting of project advances and documentation of results
  • Own process improvement and new process development project and lead project team to meet the goal
  • Follow relevant scientific work to field of electrochromic materials, propose and setup required external collaboration
  • Follow up any potential solutions in respect of freedom to use as well as assuring that relevant IP protection is obtained by SAGE for newly identified solutions

Required Qualifications

What do you bring?

  • Master's Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or related field is required
  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or related field preferred
  • 3+ years experience with thin film process development, especially magnetron sputtering and characterization is preferred
  • Knowledge of materials science and device physics, preferably in the semiconductor field, is desired
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Project Management experience a plus
  • Experience with new product and/or processes in a manufacturing environment

Company 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.

SageGlass®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, located in Faribault, MN, produces electronically tintable glass for windows, skylights, and curtain walls. It tints automatically or on demand to control sunlight, without shades or blinds. SageGlass transforms the indoor experience by controlling sunlight to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare, fading and overheating without the need for blinds or shades.

The SageGlass Team is a group of thinkers, designers and innovators out to change the way people think about glass. We foster an all-inclusive, collaborative, and dynamic environment that inspires creative Team Members who are driven by purposeful work.

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career
  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace
  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

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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Senior Coating Research Engineer

Location: Faribault, Minnesota

Posting Date: 06/12/2022

Job Code: USA02321

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