Reference : 559926

Manufacturing Engineer - Development Program

  • Technical Production
  • United States
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/31/2018

Position description

Today is an exciting time to be in manufacturing. At Saint-Gobain North America, we are asking the questions that will ultimately define Industry 4.0. Questions like: “How will enterprises best leverage digital technology for extra punch, power, and effectiveness?” and “What will it take to balance superior products with profits?” The answers are still being defined, and our Essentials of Manufacturing (EoM) Development Program will provide the access and support you need to help us innovate for industry impact—in the near-term and for years to come.

You will be hired into Saint-Gobain as a Manufacturing Engineer and be part of the 24-month Essentials of Manufacturing Program (EoM). This will provide you the opportunity to learn at our various businesses through quarterly plant visits and join your peers in projects and development trainings.

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will assess existing systems and seek improvements to implement best practices that result in efficient, innovative, and safe optimization of all areas of production.

Opportunities for this role are located in our manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Candidates must be open to relocation and travel. This position would begin July 2019.

Your basic job responsibilities include and are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting existing processes
  • Conducting studies and proposing improvements, such as automation or equipment layout changes, to the overall process flow based on World Class Manufacturing (WCM) principles
  • Monitoring scrap and implementing improvements to reduce MUV (Material Usage Variance)
  • Creating and updating SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) documentation as needed
  • Collaborating with current Engineering Team and Maintenance Teams to help drive projects
  • Designing and commissioning new/renovated equipment
  • Improving the cost efficiency and quality of the production line and creating testing methods to measure quality and establish standards



  • Seeking a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial  or Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
  • Candidate must have graduated from a college by the EOM program start (July 2019)
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Willing to relocate (will consider preference but not guaranteed)


  • Flexible, open-minded team-player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving capabilities to work effectively in corporate, manufacturing and team environments
  • Willingness and dedication to achieving defined goals and objectives
  • Self-motivated, curious, autonomous, and eager to learn

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration. Focusing on the intersection of people, innovation and purpose, Saint-Gobain helps to address the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow – offering employees the opportunity to invent themselves and reshape the world.

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