Reference : 586882

Research Engineer II – SPM Shingle

  • Research and Development
  • United States Malvern
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/07/2021

Position description

CertainTeed is looking for driven, talented, and energetic entry level researchers to join our current team in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments for key development projects. They will focus on process and product development activities related to CertainTeed roofing product lines. As a Research Engineer, the candidate will research and develop new technologies to improve processes and products within our business.  Phases of development include pilot, scale-up, and implementation of R&D processes into manufacturing. The candidate will take project objectives and transform them in to actionable tasks including research of technologies, design and execution of experimentation, analysis of results, and generation of IP and technical reports.

This position will have a focus on research and development in all aspects of the group’s technical area and new product development, thereby building technical depth in multiple areas. Under the direction of the group leader, the candidate will also design, run experiments, produce lab scale samples, operate pilot equipment, and analyze the experimental outcomes. In addition to designing experiments for the candidate’s primary projects, the candidate will be expected to conduct experiments to support projects led by others.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilizes sound technical knowledge of materials, processes, techniques, and products to improve on product performance to reduce costs, to maximize production, and to support new knowledge research.
  • Manages and documents projects effectively under minimal supervision by a technical leader.  
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility. 
  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Manages and documents projects effectively under minimal supervision by a technical leader.  
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility. 
  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Able to develop and manage the development of lab projects related to new tests pertinent to the goals and direction of the group
  • Understands Gate Process methodology/ideology and utilizes and incorporates it in research projects

COMPETENCIES:

  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: demonstration of familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation.  
  • Incumbent analyzes and reports results using statistical tools and analytical data of medium complexity.
  • Demonstrated good knowledge in HSE.
  • Demonstrate understanding of company policies
  • Develop understanding of corporate structure.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience, or an entry level candidate with a MS degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • 3+ years of hands on experience with manufacturing processes/equipment in an industrial or research setting.

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. www.certainteed.com

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