Research Technician - ENC

Position Description

Job Summary

The Research Technician safely performs specialized technical functions involving material processing, testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating, and/or solving problems concerning complex processes, equipment and products for assigned areas.


Responsibilities include:

Perform specialized material processing and testing

  • Conduct material preparation and processing following SOP: wet-lab synthesis and mixing, polymer extrusion and molding.
  • Primary operator support for assigned test instruments.
  • Assist and serve as back-up operator for specified polymer processing, test instruments, and machining.
  • Test specimen preparation.
  • Submit test requests to external and internal analytical labs.
  • Proactively engages in improvement and development of wet-lab, polymer processing, and testing methods

Data Management

  • Maintain good recording keeping of lab data, analysis, and learnings in lab notebook.
  • Organize data and perform preliminary analysis to support assigned work.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Maintain and troubleshoot testing instruments and processing machines in the laboratory
  • Coordinate with external vendors for repairs and maintenance
  • Maintain high standard of lab 5S, ensure safety operation and HSE compliance.


  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with reporting software such as Microsoft word and Excel
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in hot-processing and mechanical testing
  • Demonstration of machining skills, wet-lab experience, polymer processing, chemical handling is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety operations
  • Ability to work with a diverse project team in an open and collaborative mode
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Results-driven and hold strong commitment to timeline and delivery

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED (demonstrated equivalent) with 1-5 years of experience
  • Hands on experience in general laboratory tasks including proper chemical handling

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 - ENC

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 05/02/2023

Job Code: USA05582

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