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Saint-Gobain Research Technician - Process Technology Group 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.

The candidate will work within the Saint-Gobain material processing R&D team. The team works closely with various Saint-Gobain business units to improve production processes, solve problems, and develop new processes & products. The Research Technician performs experiments involving a wide range of material processing techniques on various laboratory and pilot scale equipment at the R&D Center. He/she works with engineers and customers in solving problems related to material processing. In addition, this position may also perform specialized technical functions involving testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating equipment and products for assigned areas.

The candidate should enjoy learning, problem solving, and working with new processes and process technologies.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain processing equipment

  • Supports engineers and scientists in R&D team with their projects.

  • Prepare & process materials including: routine laboratory activity and development work with non-routine R&D assignments such as design of jigs or fixtures for experimental set-up and establishing proper data acquisition system.

  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively with supervision.

  • Lab management: safety aspects, equipment maintenance, overall cleanliness and organization, lab audit preparation and action follow-up, lab postings, regular equipment checks etc.

  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility. Works well in a professional and cordial work environment

  • Demonstrates curiosity and willingness to learn new skills or to operate different types of equipment

  • Comfortable in environment with changing priorities.


  • Hands on experience in a general laboratory and good communication skills.

  • Capability to use personal computer and Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word.

  • High School diploma or GED (demonstrated equivalent) with 1-5 years of experience.

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.