This position is accountable for driving technical development projects, implementing process improvements and cost reductions, creating process models and predictive testing, and fostering sustainability through all glass mat manufacturing and shingle roofing plants and products. This position will lead the development and implementation of new processes, techniques & tools, which will be confirmed through the application of engineering fundamentals and process control statistical tools. Phases of development include modeling, predictive testing, pilot, scale-up, and implementation of R&D processes and new products into manufacturing. The candidate will take project objectives and transform them into actionable tasks including research of technologies, design and execution of experimentation, analysis of results, and generation of IP and technical reports. The ability to communicate across all levels of the organization will be essential for this role to influence others and drive projects to completion. The ability to lead others and effectively manage their work is essential to success in this role.
This position will have a focus on leading a team in the research and development of process and product design and new product development, thereby building technical depth in glass mat and shingle roofing technology. Under the direction of the R&D Manager, the candidate will also design, run experiments, produce lab scale samples, operate pilot equipment, and analyze the experimental outcomes. The candidate, in addition to leading the team, will be expected to conduct trials for their primary projects, and will be expected to support projects led by others as subject matter expert on glass mat scaling up and process optimization. S/He will organize R&D technical exchanges, identify, and share best practices between glass mat and shingle plants.
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.
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.
Principal Scientist/Group Leader Glass Mat
Location: Northboro, Massachusetts
Posting Date: 03/13/2023
Job Code: USA05263See yourself here