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Senior Research Engineer II

Company: Saint-Gobain
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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-Gobains innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the worlds leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in lifes critical moments. Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, weve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones. With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths. Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, youre empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality. Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, well create a better life. If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers. We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us. Saint-Gobain Life Sciences R&D is seeking an Senior Research Engineer for the Manufacturing Technology and Innovation team at the Akron, Ohio site. The qualified candidate will have knowledge of engineering, material sciences, experience with a range of polymeric and thermoplastic materials. The candidate will lead product and process development projects in a team approach working closely with R&D colleagues, manufacturing, quality, product management and customers. Ability to interact across a broad range of levels, cultures, expertise, and geographic regions is required In this position the incumbent will be responsible for: + Establishing project strategy in collaboration with stakeholders, assigning the work with the team and insuring the execution is done in a timely manner and within budget using standard project management tools. + Managing multiple projects simultaneously, on time, well documented and within budget to meet business and customer objectives. + Understanding and effectively utilizing capital funding to accomplish project, team and business goals. + Understanding and effectively integrating innovation and invention discoveries with the intellectual property portfolio of the business. + Actively communicating to the stakeholders including technical results, progress towards targets and potential delays. + Insuring quality of the work produced by the team including thorough analyses of data, development of new test methods and use of collaboration with Competency Research Lab at R&D centers and external collaborators as needed. + Leading a high- performing team composed of technicians and engineers. Responsible for setting up individual objectives, providing trainings and regular feedback and people development. + Demonstrating an open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility. + Able to communicate and use business language in an industrial environment and coordinate with plant operations. + Establishes and maintains relationships with colleagues at an international level to advance global capabilities within the business. BS Degree with a minimum of 12+ years of relevant experience; or MS with 7+ years of experience, or PhD with 3+ years of experience plus demonstrated technical judgment/accomplishments. ( Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymers, Material Science, or other related disciplines) Additional Requirements: + Managing projects of a technical nature, especially with a process development focus + Supervision or managerial experience, especially with professional reports in a team environment + Understanding of plastics and thermoplastic polymer processing technologies: extrusion, compounding, and molding + Understanding of silicone processing technologies: extrusion, compounding, molding + Understanding of statistical and data analysis tools + Basic knowledge of technology implementation tools process validation, FMEA etc. + Understanding of process development including process automation + Understanding of the current technology of S-G Life Sciences process + Understanding techno-commercial and techno-legal aspects of new process / product implementation 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.

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