Reference : 573771

VIE - Research Engineer

  • Research and Development
  • United States
  • VIE (European Citizens)
  • Posting date : 11/07/2019

Position description

Saint-Gobain ADFORS R&D team supports the business unit in developing new technology/product and improving manufacturing processes focusing on textile manufacturing. The VIE is needed to support the team in reinforcement product development, expand existing technical capabilities, and bring relevant technology/best practice from French team to the US and vice versa.  

In this role as a VIE you will:

  • Support trouble shooting activities in ADFORS manufacturing plant

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team for new product development

  • Explore and develop new coating formulations for construction reinforcement

  • Explore new reinforcement technologies for the emerging markets

  • Depending on capabilities, lead an R&D project for product development

  • Conduct critical experiments and generate data with proper scientific considerations for variability, sample preparation, prototyping and manufacturing process

  • Conduct material characterization, mechanical & chemical resistance testing of fiberglass based fabrics

  • Explore appropriate materials & structures and methods of manufacture related to reinforcement products

  • Communicate and present key results in reviews

  • Write technical reports to document key learnings and file relevant IP if applies


  • BS/MS degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Science or related fields

  • Knowledge of textiles manufacturing is preferred

  • Good team collaboration, results-oriented and problem-solving skills.

Additional description

Please be aware that the VIE is a French government program open only to citizens of the European Economic Area*  under 28 years of age.
For more information concerning the V.I.E. program please visit

*28 Member States of the European Union including Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Monaco

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.

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