Saint-Gobain R&D Intern in Merrimack, New Hampshire

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 Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

At Saint-Gobain, our people are our most valuable asset so we provide competitive base salary and incentive compensation packages to reward and recognize employees for their contributions toward the company's success. We also offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package with programs designed to meet our employees’ diverse needs.

▪Medical/Vision/Dental/Pharmacy ▪Short and Long Term Disability ▪Life and AD&D Insurance ▪Dependent Life Insurance ▪Volunteer Paid Time Off ▪Retirement Plan: 401(k) ▪Group Legal Coverage ▪Flexible Spending Account ▪Paid Holidays ▪Paid Vacation ▪Tuition Reimbursement ▪Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ▪Matching Gifts Program ▪Product Rebates ▪Vendor Discounts ▪Scholarship Program ▪Live Well ▪Wellness Reimbursement ▪Pet Insurance

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The R&D Intern is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to gain experience and responsibility within the R&D department.


  • Ensure transfer of mechanical testing using digital image correlation developed in SGR to MENH facility for Aerospace coupons.

  • Develop biaxial mechanical testing to deeply characterize coated fabric material behavior.

  • Develop aging methods (grease test, outdoor exposure, accelerated aging methods) and characterize mechanical properties before and after to understand damaging mechanisms and enable modeling effort for our product performance in our customer application.

  • Coordinate fixture machining / acquisition for new testing methods (film bubble, mini-burst, picture shear frame, load duration, environmental chambers).

  • Develop tribology tests to generate knowledge related to our product design for friction, wear, aging, healing properties.

  • Develop post-treatment scripts to automatically generate data from tested materials.

  • Other duties as assigned.

This position does not qualify for relocation and/or visa sponsorship.

  • Senior level student pursuing and Undergraduate Degree or student in a Graduate program in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science

  • Ability to perform mechanical tests and tribological tests

  • Material-Polymer Science

  • Designing testing fixtures (CAD)

  • Strong documentation skills

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 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.