Reference : USA00766

Research Engineer - System Components & Grinding Applications Technology

  • Research and Development
  • United States NORTHBORO
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 01/05/2022

Position description

Reporting to a senior member in the System Components & Grinding Applications Technology team, the REI will be a supporting investigator of Abrasives R&D projects in the area of grinding and surface finishing.  The candidate will work together with senior team members and various R&D and business teams to conduct research in the science and technology of grinding and abrasive processing of materials.  In addition, the candidate will provide hands on technical & testing support to characterize product performance.

The successful candidate will work closely with Abrasives product development teams by leveraging and building a background in the science and technology of grinding.  This integration will be accomplished by applying a deep understanding of how Abrasive product design and process factors impact grinding system performance, exposing such relationships in well-designed tests of experimental products, and through timely and effective data analysis and communication.  Knowledge, experience and methodologies learned in Abrasives projects will be applied for the benefit of the Abrasives business.

The mission of the team is

  • To support growth in the Abrasives business by developing and deploying robust, efficient application simulations for the evaluation of Abrasive product performance
  • To develop new grinding and finishing processes
  • To support the System Components business by identifying new opportunities for growth in areas adjacent to our primary activities in Abrasives, and through the evaluation of products and services to support this growth
  • To foster talent development through the administration of Education & Training programs in grinding applications technology world-wide


  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or other related disciplines. 
  • Familiarity with basic CNC, robotic, or machine programming
  • Hands-on machining or grinding experience
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge in HSE around CNC machines and power tools, and the laboratory environment, in general
  • 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 interpretation, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of data and observations.
  • Basic project management, team collaboration, and oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Incumbent demonstrates ability to work with colleagues at various levels.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain’s largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

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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