Reference : GBR03430


  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom Melton Mowbray
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/31/2021

Position description

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being customer focused, agile, open and engaging, and innovative. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you are a quick learner, you like working in a team, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as an Operator in our Production Team.

You’ll be working for Saint-Gobain PAM in Melton Mowbray. PAM is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK. As the UK's leading supplier of all things ductile iron; from pipes and fittings, to access covers, to gullies and grates. We have a vital role to play in the production of cast iron for above and below ground drainage systems, rainwater and gutter systems. Saint-Gobain PAM is part of a wider sustainable development approach over our entire product life cycle. This carbon neutral investment is possible thanks to the main components used: ductile iron, noble and 100% recyclable materials!

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; so whether you’ve never worked in the Foundry industry before, or had years of experience, you’re just as likely to be a great fit!  A great Operator at Saint-Gobain PAM will put safety above all else, work well in a team and be enthusiastic about the work they do. As a quick learner, you’ll be flexible to work in different areas, take responsibility for the work you do and always show good attention to detail. 

We believe we’re great at training technical skills so you don’t need any previous experience. However, there are some specific skills we are looking for from suitable candidates:

  • Thrive on achieving results as part of a team
  • Have ability to spot when our high standards have slipped and put them right
  • A desire to fulfil your own potential whether that’s as the next Production Manager or becoming a multi-skilled, expert Operator
  • Have confidence to provide honest feedback and you won’t be afraid to challenge us too

What will I be doing in the role?

Our Operators are very important to the smooth running of the business. Their role is important to help ensure site products are finished on time to the highest quality standards. All Operators who work within PAM put health and safety first and are provided with the opportunity to suggest improvements to the process or area that they work within.

The primary accountabilities of the Team Operator role are to actively participate and contribute towards:

  • Working in a safe manner and ensuring the safety of those around them at all times
  • Having an awareness of the environmental impacts of their activities
  • Upholding standards with regards current processes and the quality of products
  • Their team’s morale and the overall site culture
  • A continuous improvement approach to all aspects of their work

As an Operator in Melting – you will be responsible for the preparation of the scrap metal and monitoring of the melting parameters required to achieve high quality ductile iron.

As an Operator in Moulding – you will play a crucial role in the arrangement of the casting, and ensure key components are carefully positioned, ready for the iron to be poured.

As an Operator in Finishing – you’ll assemble our products and use hand tools to finish them to a high standard so your attention to detail will be second to none to ensure only the best quality products reach our customers.

Who are we ?


Are PAM and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, taste in music, fashion sense or anything in-between that makes you, you! We encourage our people to be themselves and let the creative juices flow, after all we spend so much time in the workplace so it’s important to us that you are comfortable in sharing your ideas, knowledge and experience with us.

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. To us, It’s important to appreciate everyone around us so, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

Our promise is not only to you, but the environment too

Saint-Gobain PAM reduces the energy and natural resource requirements of water transport systems. While reducing their CO 2 emissions thanks to pipes with optimized thickness and longer service life and the development of ergonomic installation techniques. From the design of products, to their use, including their transport, at each stage, the company drives a development dynamic based on responsible and sustainable consumption and production methods in order to reach our end result of net carbon. As we decarbonise our manufacturing we will enable our customers to choose a drainage system that is truly sustainable which is everyone’s ultimate end goal!

Top Employer 2021