Reference : 587865

Research Technician - Super Abrasives

  • Research and Development
  • United States NORTHBORO
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 09/23/2021

Position description

The Research Technician safely performs specialized R&D assignments, involving testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating, and/or solving problems concerning our processes, equipment, and products for assigned areas.

The selected candidate will support R&D sample preparation and testing, equipment maintenance and lab operation in support of product development and other assigned R&D functions.

  • Prepares/processes material samples including:
    • Active involvement in standard and exploratory experimental design,
    • Routine laboratory activity to make or prep materials and test samples
    • Development work with non-routine R&D assignments such as design of fixtures for experimental set-up and establishing proper data acquisition system
  • Collects, analyzes and reports scientific & engineering data obtained from laboratory equipment through an effective plan/coordination. Performs data analysis and present results and maintain laboratory notebook.
  • Maintain laboratories and equipment including set-up, operation and troubleshooting of experimental equipment or instruments. Leads troubleshooting initiatives and machine repair efforts.
  • Other duties in the department or site-wide committees as assigned.


  • Maintenance of lab equipment including lab-scale furnaces, saws, drills, and coordinate required maintenance from outside sources if necessary.
  • Basic knowledge of HSE and 5S for maintaining chemical inventories, safety programs.
  • Hands-on experience in general laboratory and manufacturing tasks including proper chemical handling.
  • Previous knowledge on use of optical and mechanical characterization equipment.


  • High School diploma or GED (demonstrated equivalent).  Associates degree in an engineering, technical, or science related field (or demonstrated equivalent) preferred.
  • Experience in a lab environment demonstrating attention to details and observational skills.
  • Capability to use personal computer and Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel and Word.
  • Troubleshooting skills—to aid in fixing equipment and improving processes.
  • Attention to details, ability to carefully follow standard operating procedures



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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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