Machine Operator - 3rd shift

Position Description

Job Summary

Looking for an opportunity with a company that has longevity?  

Saint-Gobain in Merrimack, New Hampshire is looking for a Machine (Tower) Operator 3rd shift.  This position is entry level - will train dependable person.   Come join our team!

$500 sign-on bonus


Our Machine Operator is responsible for the safe, efficient operation of a 3 tier-vertical coating oven (Tower) to produce numerous types of coated fabric/ film material of various sizes.  Performs and operates job functions with safety, quality and efficiency in mind and in accordance with specific process sheets and operational parameters.  The Operator has overall responsibility for the quality of the product they are producing and must have excellent attention to detail with regard to the materials visual aspects as well as weight and thickness specifications.   


Demonstrate safety awareness and safe work practices

Efficient operation of 3-tier vertical coating oven (Tower) to include:

  • Tower start-up, shut down and turnarounds
  • Read and follow process sheet, work instructions, quality documents (PQD) and/or procedures to coat rolled fabric/film material
  • Use various tools to move fabric/film material to/from tower
  • Verify selected material roll to be coated and formulation are correct per the work instruction
  • Install material on appropriate shaft, and place on the pay-off, inflate shaft and splice material to the leader
  • Check materials and/or coating formulation using various calibrated and non-calibrated tools
  • Complete visual inspections on material to monitor for defects
  • Complete process map, recognize, categorize, document and correct various defect and processing problems
  • Input shop floor control data into computer systems (QAD/GEORGE)
  • Prepare machine & production supplies for next shift, ensuring smooth hand-off following shift
  • Participate in WCM and safety activities
  • Perform safe, efficient periodic autonomous maintenance on tower, to include: cleaning pans, rollers, cleaning ovens and smoke box – requires use of dust mask, Tyvek suits and entry into confined space
  • Maintain 5S housekeeping/organization within work area


Required Qualifications

  • Excellent attendance and attention to detail
  • Basic reading, comprehension, math, troubleshooting and computer skills
  • Ability to read a tape measure within 1/16 of an inch
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Prefer - 1 + years experience working in an ISO manufacturing environment
  • Prefer - 1 + years machine operator experience
  • Ability to follow company policies and procedures, treat others with dignity and respect, and open-minded
  • Willing and able to cross-train in other areas according to business needs
  • Strong sense of accountability, integrity, teamwork, pride and ownership in your work
  • Self-motivated, results-driven, active participant in change and process improvement

Work Environment:

  • Production environment with regular exposure to noise and dust
  • May be exposed to cold  and/or hot temperatures at times

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to climb a ladder, be comfortable at heights, operate equipment that is in constant motion, use of both hands at working height and periodic use above head
  • Ability to lift/move a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to work in confined spaces as needed


  • Shift premium of 10% (of base pay)
  • Annual Bonus Program (up to 10% on qualified earnings)
  • Annual Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • 401k (w/company match)
  • Pension Plan (Company contributed, employee vesting after 3 years)
  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Life/AD&D/STD/LTD (no waiting period)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation and Sick/Personal
  • +Many More

RELOCATION:  Not Authorized

SPONSORSHIP:  Not Authorized

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world, Composite Systems is comprised of three business units including Films & Fabrics, Tape Solutions and Thin Films. Our ambition is to provide innovative solutions that combine material science, processing technology and design to save energy, provide protection, improve comfort, and give peace-of-mind to our customers. Our unique performance is delivered by passionate people, empowered to collaborate closely with our customers and solve their toughest challenges. 

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 Composites, and together, let’s protect what matters most!


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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Machine Operator - 3rd shift

Location: Merrimack

Posting Date: 06/10/2021

Job Code: 586306

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