Manufacturing Process Application Engineer - Life Sciences

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe.  We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.  



This position is responsible for providing process, manufacturing, and engineering support to the production operation, taking part in process development, scale up, and continual improvement projects under the guidance of the Engineering Manager. The Manufacturing Engineer will use WCM & Lean Six Sigma tools to improve process efficiency, reduce EHS risks, reduce scrap/waste, solve process related problems, and justify capital expenditures. The Manufacturing Engineer will also provide technical expertise and equipment trouble-shooting support to the Maintenance, Quality, and Production departments as needed. 

As in all positions, the Manufacturing Process Engineer will support a safe working environment in area of responsibility at all times. Correct or report unsafe acts or conditions through appropriate channels of resolution

Required Qualifications


  • Provide direct hands-on assistance to Manufacturing personnel on the production floor to identify opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions.
  • Lead site effort to optimize manufacturing and EHS processes by identifying losses, implementing improvements, and putting controls in place to sustain improvements.
  • Works with Quality Department on defect / deviation Root Cause Analysis using methodical tools such as WCM, Five Why Analysis, and Pareto Analysis.
  • Supports R&D and Applications Engineering on new product and process development, trials and experiments, and material trouble diagnosis. Works on Scale Up projects as R&D work transitions to production.

Additional Description

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Process Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering. Extrusion Experience desirable. 
  • Strong process and manufacturing engineering skills, including process diagnostic capability with a record of process cost savings
  • Advanced computer knowledge and competence with computer network navigation is critical
  • Strong organization / project management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities. 
  • Demonstrated advanced quantitative analysis skills
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • MS Office Word, Excel, Access, Project and CAD desirable
  • Six Sigma project work strongly preferred.
  • Self-motivated and hands-on.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.


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.


Join Us at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences.  Together, we’ll create a better life.


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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 optionsincludes, 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

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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Manufacturing Process Application Engineer - Life Sciences

Location: Poestenkill, New York

Posting Date: 03/16/2023

Job Code: USA05181

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