Research Engineer II- Gypsum

Position Description

Job Summary

CertainTeed is seeking critically thinking individuals to advance CertainTeed’s Interior Products Group through research and development from a construction systems perspective with an emphasis on new product development. The candidate will be responsible for working with a Global Gypsum Research and Development team to be a contributing member of production trials and large-scale systems testing, as well as to organize and perform lab testing and analyze and interpret results.


  • Lead and assist with large-scale plant production trials, as well as fire, acoustical, and mechanical testing at internal and external testing facilities. This includes both analyzing and reporting these events, as well as developing monitoring and analysis methods of activities completed during trials and testing.
  • Perform mechanical and chemical analysis-based related lab testing, as well as analyze, understand, and report the results to a wide variety of internal customers
  • Data compilation and statistical analysis from a cross-functional, global R&D team with reporting via email, technical reports and memos, and oral presentations
  • Process and organize samples generated in the lab, at production facilities, and at external testing facilities.
  • Participate in the safety culture of Saint-Gobain, as well as contribute to 5S activities and safety events to ensure that every part of one’s workday has an emphasis on safety.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 3 years experience or Master’s Degree w/Thesis in Engineering/Science Discipline
  • Knowledge of EHS, including PPE, SDS, and general safety experience
  • Knowledge of IP Literacy, including reading and understanding patents.
  • Proficiency with statistical tools, data analysis methods, and drawing and communicating conclusions based on these analyses

Company Summary

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall, and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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 Engineer II- Gypsum

Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: 09/13/2023

Job Code: USA06940

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