Reference : 587517

Growth Technician - 3rd Shift

  • Technical Production
  • United States MILFORD, NH
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/26/2021

Position description

*Now Offering a $500 Sign-On Bonus*

We are growing! Are you ready to join a Global company that offers great pay and benefits including medical/pharmacy/dental, life insurance, short-term disability, 401k employer match, an employer sponsored pension plan and up to a 10% annual bonus! Then this is the job for you! APPLY NOW!

We have an immediate opening on our 3rd shift for an enthusiastic team player. Third shift is Monday through Friday, 11:48pm to 8am, and the shift differential for 3rd shift is $1.50/hour in addition to base hourly rate.

The incumbent performs a wide variety of crystal growth machine set ups and operations required in the growth of rod, ribbon, tubes, sheet, and specialty type items made from industrial sapphire. Must be capable of growing 5 machines of similar products at an acceptable level and perform other activities following established methods and procedures (i.e. inspection, data collection, etc.). Other duties as assigned and determined by business needs.

Essential Functions:

Operate crystal growth furnaces

  • Ensure that material products are attached to material puller and temperatures are closely monitored and product lengths are closely observed.
  • Run samples; inspect and check against specifications; make necessary temperature and speed adjustments based on visual and mechanical observations.
  • Operate multiple machines; making periodic inspections and maintaining continuous monitoring and observation of “growing material” by using microscope, camera monitors and shielded viewers.
  • Cut off material according to specifications.
  • Detect and report improper operation of equipment, defective materials, and unusual conditions to Supervisor
  • Set speeds, feeds, temperatures, stops and seed orientation, limit switches; making all required adjustments to machine and die according to check list.
  • Adjust and install any safety devices

Setup crystal growth furnaces

  • Select die sets, base plates, pedestals, rings, and jackets according to job; placing and aligning in machine; bolting, clamping or securing die components, induction coil, water jacket, chamber, feeder tube, heat shields, insulation, and water, air and argon lines.
  • Determine weight or amount of feed material needed for production run and load hopper or crucible with determined amount.
  • Ensure machines are serviced, lubricated, and maintained

Additional responsibilities

  • Maintain necessary logs and records
  • Data entry
  • Participation in WCM initiatives
  • Assist with task responsibilities on a rotating basis which include: Facilities: floors, benches machines, work stations, eating area. Auditing: tally sheets, run sheets, check lists. Materials: parts put away in correct locations, kanban card review, inventory accuracy.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to use shop math (ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals); ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to read and interpret metal rule and basic measuring equipment
  • Ability to understand manufacturing processes and to read blueprints, specifications, Material Safety Data Sheets, tables, drawings and Work Instructions
  • Basic PC skills including the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) or specific programs required by individual departments

Who are we ?

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry.

A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research.

In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

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