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Field Applications Engineer, Filtration Job in Solon, Ohio US

Field Applications Engineer, Filtration

Saint Gobain Performance Plastics - Solon, OH

Posted: 4/19/2021 - Expires: 7/18/2021

Job ID: 226415974


Job Description

Position description

Location: remote

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

Responsibility for technical assessment, design recommendations for custom filtration products and engineering support of customer facing filtration development projects. The Field Applications Engineer will work closely with SG Sales and Engineering teams from BPS, Medical Components and Fluid Transfer Systems in the implementation of customer programs. They will utilize the best technology available to design the most advanced filter solutions in terms of geometry, connectivity and media. Position is a critical component in closing opportunities in excess of $1M each.

Essential Functions

Travel to customer sites domestically in the Americas and occasionally globally as needed to perform filterability trials on-site and optimize the customer's filtration processes. Identify, define and translate customer pain points into user requirement specifications [URS]. Includes trial design, trial execution, data analysis, report writing and presentation of solutions that embrace the Saint-Gobain business model of co-development, connectivity and customization.

As an SME for filtration applications, act as the lead to guide SG New Product Development in Hangzhou China, Applications Engineers in BPS, Medical Components and Fluid Transfer Systems, in the development of custom application specific filtration product solutions to solve customer needs and problems.
Collaborate with SG Sales and Engineering teams from BPS, Medical Components and Fluid Transfer Systems to combine custom filter products with tubing, manifolds, fittings, connectors and bags into value added single-use systems.
Train new Filtration Field Applications Specialists, SG BPS, MC, FTS and Filtration Applications Engineers and provide close support and guidance.
Partner with customers to provide field technical support at customer sites globally to resolve application or product issues. Includes on-site training and presentations.

Work with SG Hangzhou New Product Development and Legal on potential product IP for customer applications.
Write - or provide input to - application notes/publications highlighting SG industry solutions: Case-studies, customer-generated data, information on common industry problems, etc.



Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical engineering, Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, or other relevant technical degree.
4+ years' experience designing, executing, interpreting and presenting recommendations from filter optimization trials to customers.
4+ years' experience designing custom filter products as solutions that embrace the Saint-Gobain business model of co-development, connectivity and customization.
4+ years' experience as a filter and applications subject matter expert interacting with customers to identify problems and provide technical support.
Able to assemble and work with filters, tubing, connectors, pressure gauges, pressurized liquids and gases, pumps, micro pipets, cutting tools, measuring tools, scientific equipment, and safely handle potentially hazardous materials in a laboratory environment.
Scientific literacy with a strong foundational knowledge of biology, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering and particularly knowledgeable about filtration and filtration applications.
Must be able to travel 50% - 75% of the time internationally and domestically to customer sites and airports as required.


              Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we'll create a better life.


              Legal Statement


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.



Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

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Full Time Employee
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Federal Contractor
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Bachelor's degree
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