VIE / Vollzeit
Saint-Gobain Research North America (SGR North America) houses Saint-Gobain’s High-Performance Materials Group and the CertainTeed brand of building materials. This campus, located about 40 miles outside of Boston, has been a major center for materials research since 1985 with an outstanding record of achievement. The R&D Center is committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies. Comprising a variety of laboratories, prototyping facilities, open office space, cafeteria, fitness room, basketball court and walking trails, the SGR North America campus flourishes with approximately 350 employees from over 30 different countries with a variety of scientific, technical and design disciplines.
V.I.E. Research Engineer / Engineering Mechanics (m/f/d)
Duration: 18 months
Location: Northborough, MA, USA
About the V.I.E. program
The V.I.E. carries out his/her assignment in a French company operating overseas. Interns can work in a variety of domains.
- The latest your assignment can start is on the day of your 29th birthday. No exceptions can be made.
- You must have European nationality (i.e. be a national of a Member State of the European Economic Area, which includes the 28 Member States of the European Union including Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Monaco)
- For more information concerning the V.I.E. program please visit www.civiweb.com
The Engineering Mechanics team of the Competency Research Labs, which support different Saint-Gobain businesses in their R&D efforts, is looking to add an enthusiastic and knowledge engineer to the team. The primary role of the team is to perform engineering analysis and provide technical solutions to aid the development and improvement of Saint-Gobain products. We are currently further developing our competencies in the area of Analysis of Composites and Multiphase Materials, and Stochastic Modeling. Projects considered for this VIE candidate focus on the characterization and modeling of multiphase materials to predict their mechanical and thermo-mechanical behavior. In addition, projects related to stochastic computational modeling will be tackled to address structural and material property variations.
- Develop test methods to characterize the mechanical properties of different phases and interphases in multiphase materials and structures, and their failure modes
- Develop finite element models to predict the mechanical and thermo-mechanical responses of multiphase materials and structures
- Develop computational stochastic models to predict the mechanical response of materials and structures under varying properties and conditions
- Present technical results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences
- Strong background in solid mechanics (i.e. elasticity & plasticity theory, fracture mechanics, thermo-mechanical analysis), and numerical methods
- Prior experience with commercial finite element analysis software such as Abaqus or Ansys is required
- Prior training and experience with mechanical property characterization and using mechanical testing instruments is required
- Background in modeling, analysis, and characterization of composites and multiphase materials is highly desired, but not required
- Knowledge and background in stochastic modeling is a plus, but not required
- Good hands-on skills and comfortable working in a lab environment
- Programming skills in C++/Fortran/Python is desired, but not required
- The ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally), and presentation skills are critical
- Fluent in English
- The ability to work comfortably and flexibly in a diverse and fast moving environment