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Posting date : 05/05/2023

Reference : USA05102

Group Leader, Coating & Laminating - Manufacturing, Composites; Solar Gard

  • United States , California , San Diego
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Technical Production

Position description

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.

The Group Leader will manage the Coating & Lamination Process Engineering Team for Saint-Gobain Solar Gard located in San Diego, CA.   Will manage the design, implementation and scale up of coated and laminated films. Will support the Operations Department in the production process and interfacing with the Quality, Sales and Marketing Departments to ensure the highest quality products are produced in the safest and most efficient manner possible.  Will support New Product Development efforts within Coating and Lamination, ensuring that they are delivered on time and within budget. 

The Group Leader oversees the design and implementation of manufacturing processes and equipment for roll-to-roll web processing using wet coating and lamination. They are responsible for operational excellence via efficient plant design and function.   Ensures continuous improvement in process, cost, quality and production utilizing WCM lean and Six Sigma tools.  Manages all process-engineering projects and resolves engineering/processing issues within the Coating and Lamination scope.  

Essential Responsibilities:

• Leadership of the Coating and Lamination Technology Team. Personnel coaching and creation of working processes to maximize the success of the team.

• Improvement Project Identification, scoping and execution, both personal and for group. Ability to identify opportunities for cost reduction and increased efficiency and seeking and implementing innovative methods to optimize process throughput and reduce costs. Project tracking and reporting to management team, including NPD projects.

• Ability to effectively define problems and through data analysis propose workable solutions in both the short/long term to minimize defects, waste and failure modes. Works with the site team and operators to establish stable and repeatable manufacturing processes. Solves real time problems in processing. Drives Internal Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Process Qualification (PQ) requirements.

• Capital Project planning, research, justification, execution and reporting utilizing the annual budget. Manages departmental expenses to budget.

• Training and development of the Coating and Lamination Team and site-wide knowledge and capabilities. • Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures.

• Highly competent in web processing and thin film liquid coating and laminating processes. •Other duties as assigned.


 • Bachelor’s Degree in In Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Material Science) or other related disciplines. Master’s degree preferred.

• 5+ years of  work experience/knowledge and utilization of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma & World Class Manufacturing methodology.

• Experience in a coating and lamination environment (web processing/web coating) preferred.

• Prior background in project management. • Demonstrated track-record of leading and performing hands on engineering; Required.  

• Previous Capital Projects experience; Required.

. • Ability to effectively handle multiple activities simultaneously and successfully function in a cross functional manufacturing environment.

• Excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills.

Ability to build a technically strong and responsible team.

• Ability to develop and give presentations to various levels throughout the organization. • Demonstrated leadership skills.

• Ability to travel as needed.

Additional Requirements

Certain states require pay information be provided in job postings. Saint-Gobain aims to deliver a comprehensive Total Rewards package to support our employees’ wellbeing and help improve daily life for themselves and their families. We believe in the importance of pay transparency in what we offer prospective candidates and provide the national pay range for this position which is $105,200 to $168,300 per year, however, the base pay offered may vary depending on geographic region, internal equity, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for an annual bonus. The targeted bonus amount is 15% of base salary based on company and individual performance measures. The Total Target Cash range (base pay and annual bonus) for this position, is $120,980 to $193,545. Bonus payments are part of variable compensation and by nature can vary based on company and individual performance and is not a guarantee.

Employees have the flexibility to choose the benefits that best fit their individual needs.

  • Health and Wellbeing – Supporting your wellbeing, to thrive in life and work.
    • Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, and Dental Insurance
    • Healthcare Saving Account and Flexible Spending Account options
    • LiveWell Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off and Paid Parental Leave
  • Retirement and Protection - Helping to make the future life you want a reality.
    • 401(k) with Company Match, Retirement Accumulation Plan (RAP), Cash Balance Pension Plan
    • Company-provided Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-Term Disability
    • Voluntary employee and dependent life insurance, Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Benefits – Helping shape the experience and impact you want
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Group Legal
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Auto and Home Insurance
    • Pet Insurance and Discounts
    • Back-up Child & Elder Care
    • PerkSpot Employee Discount Program

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world, Composite Systems is comprised of three business units including Films & Fabrics, Tape Solutions and Thin Films. Our ambition is to provide innovative solutions that combine material science, processing technology and design to save energy, provide protection, improve comfort, and give peace-of-mind to our customers. Our unique performance is delivered by passionate people, empowered to collaborate closely with our customers and solve their toughest challenges. 

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 Composites.   Together, let’s protect what matters most!


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