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USG Corporation

Senior Reseacher

USG Corporation - Libertyville, IL

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For more than 110 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's nearly 9,000 employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values – innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity, efficiency and safety – have helped us become the company we are today. 

USG offers work-life balance, promotion from within, low turnover, exceptional benefits, a dynamic environment, and the ability to explore career opportunities in different functional areas within the company. Find out more about growing your career with USG at

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USG is North America's leading producer of building materials, which include gypsum wallboard, cement boards, joint compound, and a vast array of related products. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator.  Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.  USG Corporate Innovation Center is located in Libertyville, IL, 40 miles NW of Chicago.

Job Description:

The Senior Researcher will be based at USG’s Corporate Innovation Center in Libertyville, IL. in the ceilings lab with responsibilities as product/system designer. The ceilings lab is responsible for all new product development and operation support activities in the ceilings area, including acoustical ceilings panels, grids, specialty ceiling products and systems, etc.

We are looking for an architect or engineer with experience in architectural or product design. This position will involve a range of hands-on activities including solution development, engineering drawing, prototyping, deployment, as well as project management. Candidate should demonstrate flexibility and creativity within a dynamic environment and able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.


Job Responsibility

Develop unique ceiling systems solutions for USG’s architectural and design customers. Work closely with marketing and manufacturing through the entire product development cycle including concept generation, design, prototyping, evaluation, manufacturing, and commercialization to ensure successful product release and solution implementation. 

Optimize and improve USG’s existing product systems for wider application and better design appeal.  

Research design trends and product opportunities within the interior commercial building space.

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Bachelor degree in engineering, Architecture, Product Design, or closely related field. Master Degree preferred.

Ideal candidate would have 5-15 years of related industry experience in product/system design, industrial design, design engineering, or similar function.

Proficiency in digital modeling platforms (e.g. Rhino 3D, AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Works, Revit) with >3 years of experience using digital modeling for architecture or manufacturing.

Prior exposure to manufacturing process, with good understanding on implications of design on manufacturing.  

Strong problem solving and decision making skills to create customer-centric and practical solutions; strong project management skills.

Must be creative, collaborative, and self-motivated to achieve results.

Proficiency in general computer skills.

Occasional (up to 25%) travel might be needed. ','Research','United States-Illinois-Libertyville','','Research-CIC.Ceilings-151-11','Full-time','Senior Reseacher

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USG Corporation


Senior Reseacher USG Corporation - Libertyville, IL, United States


Location: Libertyville, IL

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