Reference : GBR07644

Technical Manager (Quality Assurance / Control)

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom St Helens
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 06/06/2022

Position description

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you’re passionate about working with people, you’re able to put your customer first, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Technical Manager responsible for Quality Control, development and Quality Assurance.

You’ll be working for Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics in Rainford, St. Helens. Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and is a worldwide market leader in ceramic solutions. The company manufactures a variety of refractory products and materials for worldwide applications in metallurgical processing, high temperature processing, chemical, temperature and abrasion resistant applications.

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 this industry before, or had years of experience with one our competitors, you’re just as likely to be a great fit!  As a great Technical Manager at Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics you will always put your customer first, whether internal or external, focusing on engaging with the sales team and end user customers and adapting your approach to meet their needs. You will be proactive, taking time to provide technical expertise and support in all areas of the business and work on the constant improvement of the QC and QA system. You’ll also show resilience when things don’t go according to plan; being open to new ideas and you’re happy to learn.

Qualifications required to fulfil the role

  • Ideally you will be degree educated (or similar level qualification) having specialised in Material Science, Chemistry or similar related subject.
  • It is desirable but not essential to have previous experience in Quality Assurance

Specific behaviours we are looking for

  • A real passion for Quality Control and development projects, the sector you’ve worked in is not as important but you must be excited by the challenge of working with ceramics materials and understanding how different materials perform in differing situations.
  • You will be keen to develop yourself and your team to ensure you keep up to date with all tasks to ensure a stable quality of products with high production yield.
  • You will be as pleased with your own successes as you are in sharing those with the team, and supporting your colleagues with their challenges.

Our Technical Manager role is really important to our success and a critical part of our manufacturing processes. Your main responsibilities, amongst other challenging activities, will see you;

  • play a key role in managing quality control within the plant ensuring the quality (through inspection & testing) of raw materials used in the manufacturing process and finished goods while reducing losses.
  • Manage new product development and transfers of technology
  • Identify, implement, utilise, maintain and monitor systems and processes required to optimise production costs in relation to raw materials
  • Supervise QA by audit planning and supporting the site to improve the Quality and Environmental Management system


Are Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

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

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.

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