Manufacturing Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary


The Saint-Gobain Superabrasives- North America, manufacturing facility in Travelers Rest, South Carolina is the manufacturing site for diamond dressing tools and direct plated grinding products serving high volume operations such as automotive, aerospace, and the bearing industry and machine manufacturer. The products manufactured are in the form of rotating wheels, in diameters ranging from .500 to 1067 mm, and they are used to shape materials that are too hard or too fragile for conventional abrasives.  They are manufactured by using a variety of precision manufacturing methods and are used for producing parts in a large number of machine tooling applications, primarily in the aerospace and automobile industries.  We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, results oriented manufacturing professional to join our team within the Traveler’s Rest manufacturing facility.


In a fast paced, service oriented manufacturing environment, the candidate will work within a framework of specific assignment objectives to develop improved products and processes. Projects will be designed to assist the plant in increasing production, improving quality, or reducing cost through process, product, equipment materials and/or methods of development and improvement.

Key areas of accountability will be as follows:

  1. Determine process capability, equipment and methods to improve processes
  2. Involved with the planning/completion of capital projects for the facility
  3. Provide technical support to manufacturing personnel to solve daily problems and establish safeguards to minimize their occurrence
  4. Assist in recommending new process equipment or the upgrade of current equipment or lines
  5. Responsible for manufacturing documentation and monitoring machine tool forming compliance within the ISO 9001 standard
  6. Develop and implement CAR’s including method of tracking to realize ROI
  7. Establish plans to correct or cancel projects that do not or will not meet objectives
  8. Be able to organize, provide leadership, and/or participate in a team environment
  9. Focus on Safety and environmental regulations

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess the following requirements:

  • BSME or BSEE degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with 5-8 years’ experience in manufacturing operations.  Advanced technical knowledge associated with a Master’s Degree would be a plus. 
  • Strong familiarity with application and usage of precision machining (.0127 mm tolerances or better) and thorough knowledge of engineering principles and theories and their application to pursue complex projects using precision metrology equipment (CMM, TSK, Tallysurf, etc.) including GDT.

  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and computer skills.

  • Experience in PLC controls and SPC software is desirable, as is a working knowledge of the ISO 9000 standard.  

  • Understanding in generating PFMEA’s, DOEs, process sheets, control plans and DFM as well as creating machine specifications, purchases, runoffs, installs and the ability to launch product into production.  Ability to evaluate and develop process input and output controls to measure and improve Cpk.

  • Experience in manufacturing under the philosophy of lean manufacturing is highly desirable; a Green or Black Belt is a plus.  

  • Working knowledge of the AutoCAD family of software and Inventor or Solidworks is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of CAM software IE: NX-CAM, MasterCam and Esprit is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of SAP (ERP/MRP) Business One enterprise resource planning is a plus.

  • Experience in a plating operation would be a plus.

  • Strong project leadership and document management skills.

  • Ability to be self-directed and work in a cross-functional team (Manufacturing - Sales – Research and Engineering) environment is essential as well as work effectively with all levels of the organization both on individual and team projects.

  • A working knowledge of health, safety and environmental laws. 

Company Summary

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry.

A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research.

In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

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

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Manufacturing Engineer

Location: Greenville/spartanburg

Posting Date: 04/06/2021

Job Code: 585686

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