Reference : 585016

Senior Research Engineer- Abrasives Materials

  • Research and Development
  • United States NORTHBORO
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 02/09/2021

Position description

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented and energetic research engineer to join our growing Abrasive Materials team. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in developing innovative, high-performance solutions through our unparalleled expertise in sol gel and ceramic processes for applications in various sectors of the ceramic industry and for abrasive applications in particular. We are searching for an experienced, hands-on project leader to investigate, research, and develop new technologies that strengthen our offerings. The new team member will have the opportunity to leverage their engineering and materials expertise by leading their projects from the initial stages of conceptualization, prototyping and experimental testing, to the implementation in manufacturing. Projects will focus on process and product development activities and follow a Gate-based methodology with a focus in design/change control.

The selected candidate will be expected to lead R&D projects through effective collaboration with R&D colleagues, commercial team members, manufacturing plants, external customers and external suppliers. The candidate will create and execute project plans, design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and present findings in written and oral formats.

The main job duties will include:

  • Manages projects from inception through scale-up.  Manages multiple projects simultaneously, on time, well documented and within budget. Is able to balance creativity with process and documentation.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to communicate technically with internal and external collaborators and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.
  • Maintains open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.  Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Extensively utilizes research and/or project experiences and broad expertise on material science to improve on/or develop products and processes.
  • Understands Gate Process and Change/Design Control methodology/ideology and utilizes and incorporates it in projects.
  • Utilizes broad technical background and experience to develop and/or improve products, processes, and performance and/or reduce costs within a major product area.
  • Stays aware of new technology applications and competitive uses of same in work with materials, products and processes, and in development of new knowledge. 

Competencies: 

  • Solid background/knowledge in ceramic or materials science
  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience 
  • Innovative spirit and curiosity mindset
  • Capacity to think out-of-the-box
  • Demonstrated project management skills, team collaboration, and oral, written and visual communication skills.
  • Confident, independently-motivated self-starter.
  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment required. 
  • Develop ability to maintain composure and organize teams in high pressure situation.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or entry level PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science

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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