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Saint-Gobain Process Engineer in Northampton, Massachusetts

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

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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The Process Engineer is responsible for supporting the manufacturing operation through direct participation and commitment to World Class Manufacturing in the areas of safety, cost, quality, and delivery of existing/new products, processes, methods. Responsible for initiating, developing, implementing and maintaining production processes and equipment. Defines process parameters and provides engineering support to maintain process equipment, insuring manufacturing meets established product specifications, quality standards, productivity objectives, lead times and safety standards. The incumbent identifies and pursues projects, which require experience and judgment to deal with a variety of variables. Projects frequently involve interaction with other disciplines and occasionally with customers.

Projects are typically significant assignments within the annual plant objectives and may involve new products or processes and/or expansion of capabilities. Considerable ingenuity and ability to work independently would be expected. The incumbent may supervise 1-2 non-exempt technicians or mechanics and provide technical direction to less experienced engineers, group leaders, and operators.


  • Improve production efficiency and enhance profitability through the application of World Class Manufacturing principles using Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools.

  • Provide hands-on assistance to Manufacturing and Maintenance personnel on the production floor to identity opportunities for process improvements and implement solutions.

  • Improve manufacturing capability, process control, product quality, and fixed or variable costs.

  • Responsible for various capital project activities from the bidding process, completing the appropriation, supervising the installation, and start up, to the completion of capital and non-capital projects in any technical area of the plant.

  • Lead, direct, develop, and train personnel on new processes, equipment, and procedures as required while maintaining existing process documentation.

  • Write project reports and make oral presentations of work progress to articulate and convey project developments to all appropriate supervisory, management, and manufacturing personnel.

  • Maintain technical competence and keep informed on new developments in materials, process technology, and product applications to ensure that the most appropriate methods and materials are used.

  • Supports activities surrounding facility compliance with applicable corporate and governmental guidelines, rules, and regulations pertaining to health, safety, and environmental issues.

  • Support of the Thermal Spray and Rokide product lines providing technical support to both the internal and external customer base

  • Support ISO activity

  • Self-motivated with the ability to gather and coordinate resources to resolve system issues and complete projects

  • Training and demonstrated understanding of statistical methods especially relating to SPC and Six Sigma principles

  • Previous experience with manufacturing and process optimization

  • Experience with new process implementation in a production environment

  • Seasoned knowledge of engineering theories and principles that would normally be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree (Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering preferred) and 3-5 years’ experience in an appropriate manufacturing environment.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.