Manufacturing Engineer II (Plastic/Silicone Injection Molding) – Life Sciences

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to reshape the world and 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.  

As a Manufacturing Engineer II, you will play a key role in supporting the Manufacturing Department's processes and procedures for producing silicone molded components and tubing for medical devices using injection molding machines. You will have a direct impact on high-volume product lines and be responsible for maintaining high output and quality levels while supporting new production cells.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and implement continuous improvement projects to optimize manufacturing processes and increase productivity.
  • Identify areas for automation and work with the Development Center and Automation & Industrialization teams to implement new programs and capital equipment.
  • Improve machine efficiencies and lead projects through completion of WCM Green Belt, Six Sigma projects, and WCM cost-saving projects.
  • Provide daily support for manufacturing processes and lead or participate in customer calls.
  • Design and implement automation solutions for both silicone and plastic injection molding machines to increase productivity and improve quality.
  • Lead corrective action implementation programs and assist the Quality Assurance team.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field (Required)
  • 3+ years’ Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment (Required)
  • Experience working closely with manufacturing operations and leading projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;  Ability to facilitate management and team meetings
  • High degree of analytical and critical thinking, independent judgment, and discretion
  • WCM or Green Belt experience; 5S or Lean experience
  • Strong process and manufacturing engineering skills; including process diagnostic capability with a record of process cost savings

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.


Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

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 Engineer II (Plastic/Silicone Injection Molding) – Life Sciences

Location: Portage, Wisconsin

Posting Date: 05/02/2023

Job Code: USA05403

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