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Senior Research Technician - GFT

Company: Saint Gobain
Location: Northborough
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Research Technician performs moderately complex activities and/or product development activities with minimal supervision. He/she works with engineers and customers in solving related problems. In addition, this position may also perform advanced specialized technical functions involving testing, analyzing, improving, installing, operating and/or solving problems concerning complex processes, equipment and products for assigned areas.

  • Perform complex and specialized operations on a variety of machines and a variety of materials including metals, polymers and ceramics. The candidate should have experience in setting up and operating various types of equipment such as complex assembly, processing, or test equipment with CN/CNC & PLC controls. This job will involve working with engineers in the Grinding & Finishing Technology group, interacting with internal customers, and collaborating with the design of special fixtures & tooling, as needed.
  • Conduct experiments as assigned in the areas of finishing, grinding, machining, tribology and metrology according to standard operating procedures (SOPs), or other specific instruction. Work with project leaders to develop new test methods, to improve existing techniques and to update and create SOPs.
  • Use electronic data acquisition and metrology tools, such as micrometers and surface profileometer, to collect process information. Record test and measurement data in accordance with group policy. Perform preliminary statistical data analysis and present results.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment including set-up, operation and trouble shooting of experimental equipment or instruments. Lead troubleshooting initiatives and machine repair efforts. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required.Technical school graduate, or Associates degree in an engineering, or science related field (or demonstrated equivalent) with 5-10 years of demonstrated experience. Must have work experience with various equipment such as complex assembly and processing or test equipment with CN/CNC & PLC controls, and/or lathes, milling machines, grinders and other finishing machines. Must have the ability to read blue prints.

    • Knowledge of and experience in Microsoft products including Excel is essential.
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD, SOLID Works, and other CAD/CAM systems is desired.
    • Must have the ability to maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
    • The successful candidate will have a history of continuously improving operations in his/her areas of responsibility, as well as cross-training and flexibility to meet changing team needs.Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain's largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

      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.
      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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