Continuous Improvement Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.


"This Job Matters"

What’s the Job?

The Continuous Improvement (CI) Engineer works with site functions and departments to drive sustained performance improvements in all facets of plant operations. Key job aspects include:

  • Support the application of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and other CI methods to reduce costs and improve safety, quality, productivity, and other key performance metrics
  • Facilitate planning of WCM initiatives to meet business Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and Must-Win Battles (MWB’s)
  • Collect and analyze data to understand operational losses and define opportunities for improvement
  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively to execute site improvement plan to achieve budgeted performance metrics and cost reductions
  • Implement guidelines, standards and tools to support a uniform approach to continuous improvement across the plan

Required Qualifications

"Your Skills Matter"

What do you bring?

The successful candidate will ideally have a BS degree in Engineering, Production Management, or related discipline, and have at least 5 years of experience:

  • Applying World Class Manufacturing and other Continuous Improvement tools/methods in a manufacturing environment (Green or Black Belt certification desirable)
  • Working with the site management team to develop strategic/tactical plans to achieve improvements and facilitate change
  • Working independently, as well as collaboratively, to identify the root cause of process issues and implement solutions to provide sustained improvements
  • Analyzing technical data and preparing technical reports (MS Office literacy required)
  • Communicating (written/oral) and interacting with all levels of an organization
  • Training plant personnel in the use of WCM and other CI tools/methods

The standard work time for this position is days, Monday through Friday. However, specific improvement projects or initiatives may require occasional support during non-standard work time.

Additional Description

“You Matter to Us”

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career
  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace
  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

Company Summary

Why work for us?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Location: Chowchilla, California

Posting Date: 07/25/2022

Job Code: USA01372

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