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Research Engineer I - Films & Fabrics - Job Opening ID: 571364

Saint-Gobain’s North American R&D center is looking for a driven, talented, and creative researcher to join the Films & Fabrics team. The Films & Fabrics business develops a wide range of high-performance films and fabrics designed for use in extreme conditions and highly-demanding applications. The role will focus on new product development, technology transfer and scale-up, and product and process improvement.

 

The candidate will perform hands-on experimentation and testing and provide crucial support for manufacturing processes.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Utilize basic scientific or engineering principles and techniques to undertake specific tasks and projects with limited scope.
  • Manage and document projects effectively with supervision.
  • Submit technical reports on project progress and results.
  • Understand Gate Process methodology/ideology and utilize and incorporate it in research projects.
  • Demonstrate an open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.
  • Seek out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • 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 drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data.
  • Project leadership skills, including project management, team collaboration, and excellent written and oral communication.
  • Respectful communication and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Basic HSE knowledge.
  • Must be willing to travel in the US (up to 25%) for customer visits, plant support, and production trials.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS Degree in Polymer Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory processes/equipment in an industrial or research setting preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The successful candidate should be able to solve technical problems by combining literature search results, scientific knowledge, and hands-on experiments.
  • Valid driver’s license to access plant locations.

 

 

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