Senior Research Engineer I - CRL Ceramic Materials & Processing

Position Description

Job Summary

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic research engineer to join our growing Ceramic Processing team as a Senior Research Engineer I. The Ceramic Processing group supports Business Units in the development of ceramic powders and components for industrial applications including structural, thermal, electrical, and abrasives. We are searching for a hands-on project leader with experience operating and maintaining high temperature furnaces as well as investigating and developing new ceramic products and technologies. The new team member will have the opportunity to leverage their engineering and materials expertise by leading projects focused on thermal processing of ceramics and product development activities.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Technical lead of the thermal processing lab who understands the operational and safety aspects of high temperature furnaces, interacting with lab users to help guide their thermal processing experiments, train users, and insure run quality.
  • Manage sample flow in and out of the lab, perform data analysis, and develop/implement preventative maintenance plans resulting in high equipment uptime.
  • Plan and execute equipment upgrades and installation based on evolving customer needs based on interactions throughout the research center.
  • Contribute to and lead a variety of research and development projects involving ceramic processing and characterization while collaborating with business unit colleagues. Successfully plan, execute, manage resources and personnel, interpret results and effectively communicate the results.


  • Project Management, team collaboration and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Management, operation and maintenance of high temperature furnaces as well as milling/mixing equipment
  • Ability to plan and execute experiments in areas of ceramic powder preparation, green forming, and densification
  • Ability to solve technical problems by combining literature search, scientific knowledge and hands-on experiments

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience or MS with thesis and 3+ years’ experience or entry level PhD in Ceramic Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering or other related disciplines

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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Senior Research Engineer I - CRL Ceramic Materials & Processing

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 05/11/2023

Job Code: USA05869

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