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Senior Research Engineer - CRL - Job Opening ID: 567820

The Material Technology Group works closely with Saint Gobain’s various business units to solve problems, develop new materials and products, and improve manufacturing processes to support the development of innovative products as required by our High Performance Solutions and Building Materials Divisions.

 

The candidate will be expected to manage R&D projects in the areas of surface sciences with a specific focus on the stabilization of different formulation using different surfactants and additives to allow stable wet-coating processes, as well as a focus on the surface modification using different plasma systems to introduce proper characteristics at the surfaces of different substrates. The candidate will spend most of his/her time at designing experiments, performing laboratory work, analyzing/present data in written and oral format, and closely work with the rest of the team in the field of Polymeric Materials Development. The candidate will give direction to junior engineers, technicians and other participants during experiments at the lab, pilot, & large industrial scales.

  • Carries out role as primary project investigator for 2-3 projects.
  • Recommend innovative project initiatives consistent with customer needs.
  • Develop the surface science competencies in line with Saint-Gobain businesses.
  • Communicate end results clearly to a large, diverse organization and stakeholders. Holds team members to the same expectation.
  • Ensure that intellectual property is captured and protected through proper procedures.
  • Participate in technical conferences, author appropriate articles/reports and be active in professional societies.
  • Continually champion efforts to drive HSE environment consciousness in the organization.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Utilizes broad technical background and experience to develop and/or improve products, and process performance.
  • Stays aware of new technology applications and competitive uses of same in work with materials, products and processes, and in development of new knowledge and applies this to personal research/ products.
  • Deliver milestones on time within budget to meet customer objectives, and continuously document work via written reports.
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.
  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Able to communicate technically with internal competencies, university collaborators and customers and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.
  • Is seen as a people leader by others.
  • Establishes network across center and BU's to leverage R&D capabilities for own business.
  • Establish contacts and collaborations internally and externally.
  • Communicate technically with internal competencies and university collaborators and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years’ experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or entry level PhD in Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering or other related disciplines.
  • Experience with formulation and dispersion, and surface modification via plasma treatment is required.
  • Industrial Internship or R&D experience with formulation/dispersion and plasma treatment is preferred.
  • Experience with coating processes is a plus.
  • Experience with process automation and/or control is a plus.

 

 

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