Reference : 587561

Research Engineer II - CertainTeed Insulation

  • Research and Development
  • United States Malvern
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/30/2021

Position description

CertainTeed is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic entry level researcher 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 insulation product lines. As a Research Engineer, the candidate will research and develop new technologies to improve processes and products within our business.

This job has two main purposes:

  1. To support the strong R&D needs on building insulation, particularly with the launch of our new INSULPURE products.
  2. To secure and develop our current expertise on glass batch chemistry and thermal behavior of building insulation.


  • Project leadership and execution to:
    1. Organize trials
    2. Maintain, develop and share scientific expertise in:
      • Glass batch chemistry for building insulation;
      • Mechanical and thermal performance of building insulation products;
      • Other raw materials for building insulation (e.g. asphalts, glues, etc.);
    3. In collaboration with products managers and plants: develop new building insulation products
  • Scouting/skunkworks:
    1. In collaboration with purchasing team: screen new raw materials for qualification and cost savings programs
    2. Participate to professional standardization associations (e.g. ASTM)
  • Documentation:
    1. Write project or trials summary reports
    2. Write and maintain specifications for raw material and insulation products


  • Team work: ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and dynamic environment
  • Project leadership: ability to lead and execute, in a timely manner, several projects
  • Communication skills (oral and written): ability to communicate ideas and report results


  • BS Degree in materials science, manufacturing or thermal science with a minimum of 3+ years’ experience or an entry level MS Degree in materials science, manufacturing or thermal science

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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