Reference : USA01486

Process Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • United States BUCHANAN
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 07/08/2022

Position description

What’s the job?

Saint-Gobain’s Process Engineers are tasked with implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects, production and processing methods, and controls to meet customer-based quality standards in our plants. Utilizing WCM principles, this position focuses on product formulation, process development and optimization, equipment design and optimization, general project engineering, and trial planning and execution. The Process Engineer will also support plant and company strategic initiatives including capital projects that involve process improvements, sustainability, and new product development. Through the application of process engineering fundamentals and advanced process control tools, this position will ensure that processes are centered, capable, and in control; reduce process variations, and resolve special causes variation.

  • Analyzes process variations; develops solutions and implements corrective actions by using advanced statistical tools in identifying and resolving the root causes of the variations in the process, and participates in resolving critical process and product problems with customers and vendors.
  • Designing and developing new process systems, revising existing processes, and developing and coordinating the implementation of projects, which contribute substantially to plant profitability.
  • As primary project leader, provides technical direction to designers, contractors, and employees of associated projects.
  • Interacts with Team for operational trouble-shooting, process improvement projects, production materials requirement, raw material availability, and Quality Step Zero requirements.
  • Compiles technical data and other background information to determine equipment performance specifications and established baselines. Interprets and extrapolates accumulated data to prepare diagrams and flow charts for the efficient operation of the equipment.
  • Participates in the WCM Pillar for Early Equipment Management (EEM) and be an advisor for Focused Improvement and Professional Maintenance teams.
  • Assists with preparing programs for computer control systems.
  • Interacts with consultants and suppliers to determine the compatibility of other systems and products as they may apply to process improvement.
  • Identifies safety, cost, and quality opportunities and develops solutions for corrective actions.
  • Analyzes operating problems develops solutions and leads the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Organizes and initiates run trials to evaluate equipment, process, and raw material opportunities.
  • Provides professional training on the manufacturing process to internal employees.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or similar discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2 years of applied professional process experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally with experience in project management and project engineering fundamentals.
  • Previous experience with product formulation, water and foam chemistries, mass & energy balance, flow diagrams, Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), fluid properties, and thermodynamics.
  • Working knowledge of advanced statistical tools used to reduce variations.

Who are we ?

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

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 options includes, 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

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