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Saint-Gobain Senior Research Engineer - Super Abrasives in Northboro, Massachusetts

Senior Research Engineer - Super Abrasives

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Job Summary

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented, and energetic research engineer to join our growing Super Abrasives team. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in developing innovative, high-performance solutions through our unparalleled expertise in materials technologies. 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 with a strong orientation towards customer applications.

The candidate will be expected to lead projects in specific technical platforms (metal-based/ceramic-based) in Super Abrasives, including project leadership, competency development (infrastructure and technical know-how), and people development (progressively). The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate effectively with with R&D colleagues, commercial team members, application engineers, 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 of materials to improve on/or develop products and processes.

  • Adopts Time to Market methodology to lead projects in an agile manner with short learning cycles.

  • Utilizes broad technical background and experience to develop and/or improve products, processes, and performance and/or reduce costs within a major product area.

Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or entry level PhD in Material Science & Engineering or other related disciplines.

  • Demonstrated project management skills, team collaboration, and oral, written and visual communication skills.

  • Ability to network/communicate within and out of group, as well as across disciplines.

  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: demonstration of hands-on new product and/or process development, familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation.

  • Confident, independently-motivated self-starter.

  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly understand new concepts and technology and apply them.

  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment required.

  • Develop ability to maintain composure and organize teams in high pressure situations.

Company Summary

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.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Senior Research Engineer - Super Abrasives

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 01/06/2022

Job Code: USA00763

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