Senior Research Engineer I -Gypsum R&D

Position Description

Job Summary

CertainTeed is looking for a collaborative, talented, and energetic researcher to join our Gypsum R&D Raw Materials and Formulation group. The Senior Research Engineer I position will be responsible for managing alternative gypsum raw material projects.

Functions and responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of new gypsum sources, separation techniques & calcination.
  • Develop internal calcination process competency to transform gypsum into plaster, which includes the set-up of a lab-scale milling and calcination process, raw material qualification, and separation techniques.
  • Collaborate with the internal CertainTeed teams: R&D, EHS, purchasing category manager, process team mining and operation team, and external partners: 3rd party companies, universities, and consultants.


  • Demonstrated ability in project leadership and management
  • Knowledge of analytical equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HSE
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience or MS with 3+ years of experience plus demonstrated technical judgment/accomplishments or an entry-level Ph.D. in Engineering, Material Science, or other related technical disciplines
  • Understanding of inorganic and gypsum chemistry, separation process of impurities, and wastewater regulation and permitting is a plus.

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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Senior Research Engineer I -Gypsum R&D

Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: 09/14/2023

Job Code: USA06958

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