R&D Graduate Technologist - NSG Group

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£23,000 to £26,000
North West, Lancaster
16th September 2019
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Job type:
Graduate job


The NSG Group is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of glass and glazing products for architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors. Founded in 1918, NSG acquired the leading UK-based glass manufacturer Pilkington Plc in June 2006. Today, the company has combined sales of JPY 613 billion in over 100 countries, global manufacturing operations and 27,000 employees worldwide.

Innovation is central to our value-added business strategy. Our mission and core values target improving our world by recognising societal needs, and addressing them with respect, integrity and initiative.


The Research and Development function is responsible for the identification, development, and delivery of new products and processes, enabling the business to satisfy customer demands, access new markets, and drive profitable growth.

A vacancy has arisen in the Processing and Testing team, within the Laminating and Processing Group. Consisting of scientists and project managers, the team develop and validate glass processing technologies for the automotive and architectural businesses.

This position requires a quality-focused, self-motivated person capable of applying scientific knowledge and methodology to technical problems. Activities include both conceptual and practical tasks, involving hands-on development in collaboration with suppliers, partners, and other business functions. Good communication is essential to ensure that results are understood across the organisation. The successful applicant will be receptive to new challenges and capable of applying their academic skills to diverse problems. We wish to invest in someone who will be a long-term asset to our organisation and develop skills and knowledge critical to the future of our company.


Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or similar. They should display a passion for science and innovation, a creative mind, and a desire to implement new technologies.

The R&D function has a global spread and operates in all NSG sites. The job holder should anticipate some overseas travel and be able to work effectively with colleagues across the world. A full UK driving licence and car ownership would be an advantage due to the rural location of the site.

Career development within R&D allows applicants to progress in technical, project and potentially resource management areas, the successful applicant will be encouraged to stretch themselves and fulfil their potential.


  • 25 days holiday
  • Continual professional development and training
  • Overseas work opportunities
  • Pension with employer contribution
  • Employee discount schemes and corporate memberships
  • On site fitness activities and events, yoga, football, Pilates, table tennis, golf society
  • Based at rural 50-acre site in West Lancashire between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, within easy reach of the Lake District and Peak District.

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If you believe you have the skills and abilities we need, and there is a match between our profile and your aspirations, we very much want to hear from you!

Pilkington Group Limited

Pilkington is one of the world's largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products for building, automotive and related technical markets.

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