Senior Research Technician Materials and Formulations, CertainTeed

Position Description

Job Summary

The Senior Research Technician safely performs advanced specialized technical functions involving testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating, and/or solving problems concerning complex processes, equipment for gypsum boards (fire, lightweight, mold, and moisture), and finishing products.

Job objectives:

  • Supports engineers and scientists in the R&D team with their projects.
  • Executes and/or supports commercial and manufacturing support requests.
  • Manages and documents projects by creating concise and technically accurate summary reports effectively with supervision.
  • Conducts hands-on experimental work and ensures all products are tested and approved according to the company SOP.
  • Performs research and a variety of experiments, makes detailed observations, analyzes data, and interprets results.
  • Identifies opportunities that could impact sustainability with innovative solutions and works with R&D, operations, and technical teams to develop and deploy.
  • Understand/learn material properties that are critical to quality attributes.
  • Plays an active role in lab management: safety aspects, equipment maintenance, 5S, lab audit preparation and action follow-up, lab postings, regular equipment checks, etc.
  • Demonstrates an open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in an engineering, technical, or science-related field, or demonstrated equivalent with 4-7 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of MS Office 
  • Lab/plant experience preferred

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 Technician Materials and Formulations, CertainTeed

Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: 02/27/2024

Job Code: USA07470

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