Plant Operator

Position Description

Job Summary

Are you looking to join a well-established company where you can have a long and successful career? With over 350 years of history as a Company, Saint-Gobain has been awarded the TOP GLOBAL EMPLOYER certification for the 6th consecutive year. We offer comprehensive benefits such as:

  • Competitive pay starting at $24.74/hour
  • Annual Bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Pharmacy & Vision benefits
  • Retirement benefits
  • PTO Programs
  • Discount Programs: CertainTeed product rebates, Computer discounts (Dell, Lenovo, Fujitsu), Cell Phone Service discounts (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint), Automotive discounts (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes Benz), Moving Assistance discounts, and more.
  • Career development opportunities

We are looking for motivated Plant Operators to join our team. Plant Operators are responsible for the productive & efficient operations of diversified equipment for the manufacture of product in an assigned department within production. The priority is to ensure the service and quality of products on the production floor, which covers a wide range of activities including manufacturing, inspection, and packaging.

Areas may include (but not limited to): packaging, crushing systems, and arch furnace work.

This position works 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. Shifts and overtime are subject to change based upon business conditions.

Required Qualifications


All employees must be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Physically able of performing the job (stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle and move items weighing up to 50-60 pounds, with or without accommodations)
  2. Must be adaptable to a variety of jobs.
  3. Must comprehend oral and written instructions sufficiently to carry them out properly and efficiently.
  4. Must be familiar with and observe all Company safety rules and regulations.  Able to wear all necessary personal protective equipment to perform job functions.
  5. Must complete all safety training as assigned.
  6. Participate in World Class Manufacturing activities as requested.
  7. Must adhere to the General Principles of Conduct and Action of the Saint-Gobain Group.
  8. Good communication skills exhibiting ability to interact with co-workers, plant staff and management personnel
  9. HS Diploma/Equivalent is required
  10. Previous forklift truck certification preferred
  11. Previous experience in a manufacturing work environment is preferred

Additional Description


  1. Work consists of miscellaneous assignment throughout the plant.
  2. Performs all duties in a safe, responsible manner, observing all plant and government regulations. Observes and reports all unsafe conditions immediately to the Shift Supervisor.
  3. Ensures that quality is maintained by following current standard operating procedures.
  4. Fulfill all requirements of the job to which the employee is assigned.
  5. Contacts the Shift Supervisor immediately if encountering difficulty in operating the facilities safely and at an acceptable quality and productivity level.
  6. Must maintain an excellent standard of housekeeping and order in the work area adhering to 5S Standards.
  7. Perform all other duties and assignments as and when requested by the Shift Supervisor.


  1. Must be familiar with methods of lading and storing various materials.
  2. Must be able to use common tools such as shovel, pick, sledge hammer, broom etc.
  3. Must maintain an efficient operation by meeting safety, quality, good housekeeping to 5S Plant Standards and productivity standards.
  4. Must be conscientious, dependable and cooperate with the Shift Supervisor and peers to achieve an efficient and harmonious operation.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Ceramics Division regroups Saint-Gobain’s businesses specialized in ceramic-based solutions for industrial clients.  Our product range spans from advanced ceramic grains and powders, to specialty refractories and ceramic systems.  We offer “Material Solutions That Make a Difference”, in the sense that our ceramic products and services are mission-critical to our customers’ own applications.  At the heart of industry, we pride ourselves in serving segment-leading customers across the world, through long-term, trust-based relationships. At Saint-Gobain, our people are our most valuable asset so we provide competitive base salary and incentive compensation packages to reward and recognize employees for their contributions toward the company's success.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants upon their request. This commitment is in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).


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Plant Operator

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Posting Date: 11/08/2022

Job Code: CAN00189

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