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Saint-Gobain Research Technician - Coated Abrasives in Northborough, Massachusetts

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

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.

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for driven, talented, and energetic entry level researchers to join our current team. The Research Technician safely performs technical functions involving testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating, and/or solving problems concerning processes, equipment and products. The selected candidate will be joining the Coated Abrasives R&D group in a position based in Northboro (MA, USA).

Main Responsibilities

  • Supports engineers and scientists in the Coated Abrasives’ R&D team with their projects.

  • Executes and/or supports commercial and manufacturing support requests.

  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively with supervision.

  • Plays contributing role in lab management: safety, equipment maintenance, 5S, lab audit preparation and action follow-up, lab postings, regular equipment checks etc.

  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.

  • Conducts hands-on experimental work with documentation as appropriate.


  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with reporting software such as Microsoft word and excel

  • Demonstrated hands-on experimental work history

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety operations

  • Ability to work with a diverse project team in an open and collaborative mode

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently

  • Problem solving by examining and evaluating data; selecting corrective steps with support.


  • High School diploma or GED (demonstrated equivalent) with 1-5 years’ experience. Associates degree or higher is a plus.

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.