• Saint-Gobain
  • $82,983.33 -149,600.00/year*
  • Northborough , MA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 10 Howard St


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Description du poste

Saint-Gobain Research North America is looking for a driven, talented, and creative researcher to join the Films and Fabrics R&D team. The Films and Fabrics business develops a wide range of high-performance products designed for use in extreme conditions and highly-demanding applications. Reporting to a Principal Scientist, the Senior Research Engineer will perform R&D work in the field of polymeric materials and composites to support the development of innovative new products, technology transfer and scale-up, and product and process improvements. Working closely with R&D colleagues, product managers, process engineers, external customers, and the manufacturing plants, the candidate will create and execute project plans, perform lab-scale experiments and manufacturing trials, and analyze and present data. The candidate will play a role in proposing projects and programs and serve as a technical leader and mentor within the team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Utilize sound technical knowledge of materials, processes, techniques, and products to generate original ideas, develop fundamental knowledge, improve product performance, reduce costs, and optimize production processes.
  • Research and track new technical applications and competitive products and processes.
  • Participate in technical conferences, author appropriate articles/reports, and be active in professional societies.
  • Interact with R&D and Business Managers, Product Managers, Sales Managers, and customers to develop the requirements of new products/projects as well as identify new or improved technologies to meet business demands.
  • Independently manage multiple projects simultaneously, on time, with proper documentation, and within budget to meet business and customer expectations.
  • Define technical approach and milestones, conduct experiments, interpret research results, develop prototypes, and lead manufacturing trials.
  • Effectively use Gate Process methodology/ideology to guide research projects.
  • Carefully document and clearly communicate progress and results to a diverse audience.
  • Ensure that intellectual property is captured and protected through proper procedures.
  • Assist in the worldwide launch of new products and technologies.
  • Support the field testing of experimental products; define field test parameters, provide training, gather data, and interpret and report results.
  • Demonstrate an open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.
  • Seek out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making.
  • Communicate effectively in an industrial environment and coordinate with plant operations.
  • Effectively lead cross-functional teams by managing (either directly or indirectly) others to execute and deliver project objectives.
  • Provide technical direction to technicians and equipment operators.
  • Develop an understanding of company policies and corporate structure.
  • Continually champion efforts to drive HSE environment consciousness in the organization.
  • COMPETENCIES:

  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with experience, including but not limited to: demonstration of familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, and drawing conclusions based on analytical output, patents, and technical documents.
  • Experience working with high-performance polymers and composite materials, including formulation, processing, characterization, and mechanical testing.
  • Rigorous research methodology and careful attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve technical problems by combining scientific knowledge and hands-on experiments to undertake specific tasks and projects.
  • Project leadership skills, including project management, team collaboration, and excellent written and oral communication.
  • Ability to maintain composure and work effectively in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to accelerate research activities to meet the aggressive demands of a fast-paced research environment
  • Proper and safe equipment operation and chemical handling (HSE).
  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to network within and outside of R&D.
  • PROFIL RECHERCH

  • BS Degree with a minimum of 7+ years experience, or MS with 3+ years of experience, or entry level PhD in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or other related disciplines.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes/equipment in an industrial or research setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to communicate with the plant, with customers, and to report progress on projects.
  • The successful candidate should be able to solve technical problems by combining scientific knowledge with the output of literature searches and hands-on experimentation
  • Must be willing to travel in the US (25-50%) for customer visits, plant support, and production trials.
  • Must be willing to travel in the US (25-50%) for customer visits, plant support, and production trials.

  • Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, material, material science, polyurethane, rubber

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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