Production Worker

Position Description

Job Summary

Great opportunity for individuals looking for full-time production work. All positions offer medical, dental, life insurance and 401k. Starting rate of $16.90/hr., with guaranteed increase to $18.03/hr. after 6 months and potential to be at $23.16/hr. within 6-9 months of hire, contingent on becoming qualified in the Kiln Department. Positions may include production support work in various departments or machine operations. Essential functions of these jobs may include frequent standing, walking, lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling and repetitive motion. The normal work schedule is primarily day shift Monday-Friday, however the successful candidate must be available to work alternative shifts i.e. 10 or 12 hours per day, 3 or 4 days per week.  Some departments have 2nd shift or weekend work as well.

Previous experience in a manufacturing environment; including blueprint reading, machine operation and forklift operation, is a plus but not required.

All positions require reliable attendance, good communication skills, and the ability to work independently, or as part of a team.

The Saint-Gobain site in Latrobe manufactures wear resistant ceramic materials, primarily out of alumina, for a number of different businesses and applications. Employees are represented by the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)

Required Qualifications

The incumbent should possess the following abilities:

  • Computer proficiency
  • Safe operation of powered mobile equipment including fork-lifts, man-lifts, etc.
  • Mechanical aptitude including ability to use basic hand tools, recognize, troubleshoot, and make small mechanical repairs
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be able to effectively communicate with shift partners, between shifts, and with supervision
  • Ability to understand work safety requirements. This includes the proper use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and following SOP’s (standard operating procedures)

Able to perform physical labor, with or without accommodation to include:

  • Lift up to 40 lb.
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Regular climbing of stairs and ladders
  • Ability to bend, stoop, shovel, reach


Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics is a worldwide manufacturer of high temperature specialised refractory materials. Our products are manufactured for the Ceramics, Metallurgy, Foundry, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation, Waste Processing and Glass Making Industries. We specialise in products ranging from refractory bricks, tiles and blocks to mortar, cements, ramming and gunnable monolithics and trowelling mixes to low mass kiln furniture systems.

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Legal Statement

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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Production Worker

Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Posting Date: 01/02/2022

Job Code: USA00035

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