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Research & Development Engineer/Building Material/Project Management

Placement Valley
Malvern, Pennsylvania, 19355, United States
$81,000 - $90,000 + 12-24% bonus
January 23, 2017

About Job

Job title: Research and Development Engineer

Job type: Direct hire

Job function: Engineering

Industry: Construction

Experience level: Associate

Education level: Bachelor’s degree

Job classification: Professionals

Compensation: $81,000 - $90,000 + 12-24%bonus

Location: Malvern, PA

Zip code:19355

Skills: Skill in communicating both written and orally, Organizational skills, MS Excel, Validated Project Management skills

Experience required:4 Years

Relocation assistance: No

Visa requirement: Only US citizens and Greencard holders

Number of positions:1

Job Description


Provide the technical and administrative skills necessary to lead and manage three to five product development projects with scopes of sales of up to $10 million for Building Insulation; Batts, Rolls, Membranes and accessories for the Contractor, Distributor and Retail business channels. Projects include both Regional (North America), as well as those with Global Implications, with Regional and / or Global (GIE) funding. Also included is work required for the review and implementation of new MTO (Made to Order) products as requested by the Sales force. Lead and / or support cost savings programs for IG’s Operations Group. Provide technical assistance to Marketing and Manufacturing in areas of existing and new product performance and manufacturing process. Prepare Specifications for new products and provide support to maintain existing Specifications to ensure they are current and accurate. Provide training to customers and distributors on company’s insulation products and systems. Demonstrate insulation products and systems at customer locations and trade show events.

Extensive travel may be required (up to 50%)


New Product Development for Building Insulation

•Lead 3 to 5 new product development programs

•Utilize the Stage / Gate development process

•Keep abreast of new developments and technologies in the Building Insulation area

•Provide organized documentation of program activities for reference

Cost Savings Programs

•Work with Purchasing and Manufacturing to implement cost savings programs

Provide Technical Support for Marketing and Manufacturing

•Assist in evaluating proposed MTO products and implement those needed for the business

•Provide technical assistance for the Building Insulation product and process areas


•Prepare Product, Packaging and Raw Material Purchase specifications for new products

•Update specifications for Building Insulation products


•Train customers and distributors on company’s Building Insulation products and systems

•Demonstrate products and systems for customers and at trade show events


Skills in problem solving and decision making are necessary to complete projects successfully and address issues related to personnel (resource needs), technical options, manufacturing costs, raw material costs and performance and market needs. The engineer must successfully interface with Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, Production, Suppliers and Customers.

Profile description


• BS in Engineering or Science; 3-5 years of product development experience and recognized expertise in insulation products.

• Data treatment skills: MS Excel as a minimum, JMP/Minitab or similar software by preference.

• Knowledge of the end use and installation of fiber glass and foam insulation and other associated building materials. Validated Project Management skills are a must.


Skill in communicating both written and orally with all levels inside and outside the corporation as necessary including R&D, Marketing, Manufacturing, Suppliers, Customers and other firm affiliates. Organizational skills, in managing and scheduling of multiple projects and priorities, are essential. Extensive travel (up to 50%) may be required and work sometimes necessary outside normal business hours.

Job Insight:

• BS in Engineering or Science; 3-5 years of product development experience and recognized expertise in INSULATION products.

• Data treatment skills: MS Excel as a minimum, JMP/Minitab or similar software by preference.

• Validated Project Management skills are a must.

• Building Materials background is a must.

• Building materials with insulation or spray foam is a huge plus.

Company description

It is North America’s leading brand of sustainable exterior and interior building products. Headquartered in Malvern, Pa., it has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years, through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products. Founded in 1904, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name. It is the world’s largest building products company, and it is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

They have a staff of more than 5,700 employees and operate more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012.

Mohit Gandhi


Placement Valley

Phone: 702-475-5987