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Saint-Gobain Process Engineer II in Shakopee, Minnesota

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.

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. www.certainteed.com

Primary Functions:

Manage project initiatives designed to improve the effectiveness of the manufacturing process in the areas of productivity, efficiency and quality to ensure that all products, processes and procedures are in compliance with established CertainTeed, safety, quality and manufacturing policies and specifications so that we can consistently meet or exceed our customer expectations. This position provides effective leadership for all plant staff operating procedures wherever they impact process or product quality, and must implement and/or recommend necessary changes within the organization so that the plant achieves the highest possible finished product quality at the lowest possible cost. This position acts as a liaison between all the major departments: production, engineering, maintenance, logistics and quality.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, directs and maintains process improvement objectives with the plant management staff in order to maximize safety, productivity, quality and efficiency.

  • Promotes effective teamwork and utilizes innovation to achieve process improvement goals.

  • Assist in the development or standard operating procedures and work instructions.

  • Provides general technical support and leadership to the plant supervisory and hourly employees.

  • Report all EH&S incidents – Injuries/incidents, Near Misses, First Aid, Environmental and Property/Equipment Damage.

  • Participate in the plants World Class Manufacturing initiatives (WCM).

  • Participate in Incident & Near Miss Investigations to determine root cause and corrective actions.

  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

  • Minimum of 4 year degree (Engineering Preferred) (equivalent experience may be considered)

  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Proficient in use of MS Office

  • General understanding of ISO methodology (ISO 9001, 14001, & OHSAS 18001)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with Auto-Cad is a plus

  • Familiarity with 5S & Continuous Improvement Methodology (World Class Manufacturing)

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.