Reference : 571502

Research Engineer, Polymer Modified Asphalt

  • Research and Development
  • United States
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/20/2019

Position description

Position Summary:

CertainTeed Roofing’s R&D group is looking for a Research Engineer to assist the team in Malvern, PA research and develop new polymer asphalt materials and products. The Research Engineer will collaborate with internal and external customers to identify new sources of polymers, polymer modified asphalt products, and other related raw materials that can improve product performance or reduce cost. This person will work cross-functionally in an interdisciplinary environment to evaluate new raw materials and develop advanced analytical techniques. He/she will conduct lab experiments, analyze data and present results. The individual will also support manufacturing plants on raw material changes. The incumbent must be capable of planning, executing, and delivering results on time. The individual must maintain safe and clean working environment in laboratories by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.


  • General support to the Little Rock, AR Commercial Roofing Plant- help with any reformulation, technological advancements, plant trials, etc.
  • Formulate and optimize our polymer modified asphalt products used in our residential roofing plants- sealants and laminates
  • General support to our polymer modified asphalt shingle product- North Gate
  • Evaluate any new additives or new products that have a potential use in the polymer modified asphalt space
  • Manage process improvements or specification changes as required
  • Will assist in plant trials if needed


  • BS Degree in Chemical/Petroleum/Material Science Engineering, Chemistry or other similar fields
  • Co-op or internship experience working in a laboratory or plant setting (industrial experience) preferred
  • 1-3 years of related work experience
  • Hand-on skills in safely conducting laboratory experiments
  • Good attention to detail and quality of work
  • Ability to summarize data and write reports
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Domestic travel may be required but no more than 10%

Who are we ?

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.

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