Manufacturing Engineer I

Position Description

Job Summary


Saint-Gobain is a leading worldwide producer of abrasives, building materials, high-performance plastics, insulation, flat glass, glass containers, piping, reinforcements and industrial ceramics. The Saint-Gobain Bonded Abrasives manufacturing facility is the manufacturer of bonded abrasives; natural or synthetic grains molded into numerous shapes of grinding wheels.  Superabrasive Wheels manufactures products using the world’s hardest materials:  diamond or cubic boron nitride (CBN) and are in the form of grinding wheels; used to shape materials that are too hard or too fragile for conventional abrasives. 


We are seeking experienced, highly motivated, hands on results oriented engineering professional.  The incumbent pursues projects which require experience and judgment to deal with a variety of variables.  Projects are designed to assist the plant and departments in increasing production, improving quality and/or reducing costs through process, product, equipment, materials and/or methods development and improvements.   Projects frequently involve interaction with other disciplines and occasionally with customers, both domestic and international.  Saint-Gobain maintains a world class manufacturing environment employing lean techniques to drive the production systems and overall efficiency and effectiveness of the plant.

Required Qualifications


The successful candidate should possess the following requirements:

  • Skills associated with a BS degree in mechanical or material science engineering or equivalent experience
  • Advanced technical knowledge associated with a Master’s Degree would be a plus 
  • 1-3 years’ work experience in a lean or six sigma environment
  • Experience in PLC controls and SPC software is desirable, as is a working knowledge of the ISO 9001 standard
  • Experience and use of JMP/Python or similar statistical data analysis software programs
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification is desired
  • Understanding of lean and ability to contribute and manage portions of a world class manufacturing program is desirable
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and environmental laws
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong RCA skills and experience using 8D and 5 WHY problem solving tools
  • Able to write clearly and speak convincingly as a large amount of time is spent working with people within and outside of the company 
  • Able to make independent decisions as well as operate in a team environment
  • Ability to be self-directed and work in a cross-functional team (Manufacturing - Sales – Research and Engineering) environment

    is essential


Additional Description


The successful candidate will possess a high level of initiative, ability to handle multiple responsibilities, and directed accountabilities to ensure successful completion of projects assigned by the Manager .  He/she works within a framework of practices and precedents and establishes priorities and schedules within the framework of agreed upon production plans.   Projects will be designed to assist the plant in achieving the business goals and objectives as they relate to productivity, quality, and service. 


The principal end results are:

  • Plans project assignments and identifies key activities
  • Conducts studies and experiments
  • Develops solutions
  • Implements approved  revised designs, modified procedures, or other changes
  • On-going maintenance of the ISO 9001 program to insure compliance within the manufacturing facility.
  • Develop and ensure cross training of employees in critical roles and maintain an enthused, informed, and capable level of hourly workers.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Abrasives manufacturers and distributes high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the US. We are the world’s leading abrasives manufacturer and the only international supplier of abrasives that manufacturers each of the 3 major types of abrasives: Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives and Diamond products.

With a strong presence in every continent the Abrasives Division serves its customers through structured sales operations in over 26 countries and employs nearly 16,000 people globally. Abrasives forms a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 5 key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.

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.

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Manufacturing Engineer I

Location: Worcester

Posting Date: 10/13/2021

Job Code: 588147

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