Sunday, September 29, 2013

Applications Development Engineer II / CP9171

Position Description:

Saint-Gobain is a leading worldwide producer of abrasives, building materials, high-performance plastics, insulation, flat glass, glass containers, piping, reinforcements and industrial ceramics. In the U.S. and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs over 24,000 people, and has approximately 200 manufacturing locations. Its total U.S. and Canada sales is $8.4 billion.

Saint-Gobain’s Ceramics & Plastics Branch includes a wide variety of businesses worldwide.

Products include: electro-fused ceramics, high performance refractories, advanced ceramics, silicon carbide, specialty crystals, chemical process products and high performance plastics.

Job Goals:

The Application Development Engineer will develop custom products, components and solutions, provide design for manufacturability review, technical assistance and project management expertise. This position will work closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Research & Development and Customers in the Pharmaceutical and Laboratory markets.

Education, Skills and Requirements:

• BS degree in Engineering discipline

• 2-3 or more years of technical experience in a Pharmaceutical/Medical manufacturing environment-extrusion and molding.

• Process engineering experience in thermoplastics, however silicone materials preferred.

• Ability to run several customer and development projects simultaneously.

• AutoCad or SolidWorks modeling software experience preferred and Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification.

• Must have ability to clearly articulate concepts and specifications to customers.

• Up to 30% Travel required.



• Project management of customer programs or new products from prototype, pre-production to production stages. Manage all aspects of projects coordinating activities between internal functions (sales, customer service, marketing and manufacturing) and customer’s engineering team. This can occur at the local site or across global facilities.

• Projects may require activities ranging from developing material specifications, product testing, prototype development, part drawings and tooling designs to meet customer or standard product designs.

• Assist customers and provide sales support by providing technical solutions for Healthcare Market products.

• Lead or participate on product development teams for medical, lab or pharmaceutical market programs.

• Respond to customer quotes by reviewing customer specifications, outlining the manufacturing process, developing product/process cost estimates.

• Exhibits and assures company conformance to safety awareness and safe work practices.

• Ensure completion of Internal Qualification Process (IQ/OQ/PQ) on all tools or new processes for manufacturing as required and manage the Capital Appropriation Requisition (CAR) process for development programs under their direction.

• Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.

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