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Saint-Gobain Application Engineer - Automation Focus in Worcester, Massachusetts

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-Gobain Abrasives manufacturers and distributes high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the UK. We are the world’s leading abrasives manufacturer and the only international supplier of abrasives that manufacturers each of the 3 major types of abrasives: Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives and Diamond products.

With a strong presence in every continent the Abrasives Division serves its customers through structured sales operations in over 26 countries and employs nearly 16,000 people globally. Abrasives forms a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 5 key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.

The Application Engineering group focuses on improving customer application and process opportunities utilizing abrasive products sold by Saint-Gobain Abrasives, North America. Key industrial markets include Aerospace, Automotive, Bearing, Cabinet (production), Composite Finishing, Cutting Tool, Foundry, Furniture, Gear, Medical Instruments and Prosthesis, Metal Fabrication, Particle Board and Plywood, and Primary Metals. Within these industries, a myriad of applications utilize abrasive products to achieve part shape or dimension, and/or to generate a specific surface finish. Share growth is generated by deploying application engineering resources to differentiate our products and services at existing and potential customers thereby providing real process solutions and cost savings on site.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent and 5 years’ experience is desirable. Excellent verbal, written, presentation and computer skills (MS Office - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams) are required. Good process analytical and improvement skills and mechanical aptitude are desirable. A candidate that exhibits leadership skills, possesses the ability to create change in the organization around strategic initiatives, and who can grow into positions of increasing responsibility is highly desirable. The ability to be self-directed while being a member of a cross-functional team is required.

The Application Engineering position is a dynamic position requiring a self-motivated individual who will aggressively and positively position Saint-Gobain at customers and in the assigned markets. The Application Engineer (AE) will analyze requirements and competitive situations, initiate the development, testing, and introduction of new products and support key manufacturing initiatives for the Application Engineering group. The AE will also participate with cross-functional teams as required, utilizing sales, manufacturing and product engineers and R&D as resources, to realize sales and profitability goals in accordance to corporate initiatives. Significant interaction with staff at various Customer Technical Centers and other customer corporate groups will be required to promote and support Saint-Gobain initiatives. The AE will become the recognized expert in specific applications, offering training and managing support projects for sales, customers and OEM accounts. This position requires approximately 60% travel time in the field (10-12 nights a month).

Specific to this posting: The future of manufacturing in North America is moving to automated processes. This includes many abrasive applications in the markets served by Saint-Gobain. The Application Engineer (AE) will become an expert in applying automation techniques to abrasive applications. The AE will support customers with on-site and virtual meetings. The AE will be the resident automation trainer and advisor to other AEs on the team. The AE will be a Saint-Gobain liaison to OEM automation partners in North America. The AE will office in Worcester/Northborough area in support of the Process Design Robotics Lab. The purpose of this Process Design Robotics Lab is to develop automation solutions for customers and OEMs.

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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