Reference : 571364

Research Engineer - Films& Fabrics

  • Research and Development
  • United States
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/13/2019

Position description

Saint-Gobain’s North American R&D center is looking for a driven, talented, and creative researcher to join the Films & Fabrics team. The Films & Fabrics business develops a wide range of high-performance films and fabrics designed for use in extreme conditions and highly-demanding applications. The role will focus on new product development, technology transfer and scale-up, and product and process improvement.  The candidate will perform hands-on experimentation and testing and provide crucial support for manufacturing processes.

The successful candidate will:

  • Utilize basic scientific or engineering principles and techniques to undertake specific tasks and projects with limited scope.
  • Manage and document projects effectively with supervision.
  • Submit technical reports on project progress and results.
  • Understand Gate Process methodology/ideology and utilize and incorporate it in research projects.
  • Demonstrate an open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility. 
  • Seek out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.


  • 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.
  • Project leadership skills, including project management, team collaboration, and excellent written and oral communication.
  • Respectful communication and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Basic HSE knowledge.
  • Must be willing to travel in the US (up to 25%) for customer visits, plant support, and production trials.


  • BS Degree in Polymer Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory processes/equipment in an industrial or research setting preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The successful candidate should be able to solve technical problems by combining literature search results, scientific knowledge, and hands-on experiments
  • Valid driver’s license to access plant locations.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

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