Saint-Gobain Lead Operational Coating Operator - 3rd Shift in Merrimack, New Hampshire

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.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

At Saint-Gobain, our people are our most valuable asset so we provide competitive base salary and incentive compensation packages to reward and recognize employees for their contributions toward the company's success. We also offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits package with programs designed to meet our employees’ diverse needs.

▪Medical/Vision/Dental/Pharmacy ▪Short and Long Term Disability ▪Life and AD&D Insurance ▪Dependent Life Insurance ▪Volunteer Paid Time Off ▪Retirement Plan: 401(k) ▪Group Legal Coverage ▪Flexible Spending Account ▪Paid Holidays ▪Paid Vacation ▪Tuition Reimbursement ▪Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ▪Matching Gifts Program ▪Product Rebates ▪Vendor Discounts ▪Scholarship Program ▪Live Well ▪Wellness Reimbursement ▪Pet Insurance

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The Lead Operational Coating Operator assists production supervisors and other lead coating operators in the assignment, direction and problem resolution for tower operators and production equipment, through daily production tasks and operation monitoring. Ensuring all customers’ quality needs and expectations are met and exceeded.


Demonstrate safety awareness and safe work practices

Provide leadership and support on production tasks:

Assist/provide daily backup for tower operations (i.e., employee breaks, absences, and/or increased production needs)

Execute daily production sequencing, direct flow of operations and shift productivity per schedule and priority list

Organize, prioritize and assign own team’s daily work assignments (obtaining approval from supervisor when necessary)

Redirect work/tasks of team as needed while ensuring safety, quality and production requirements are being met

Ensure inventory plans, materials (raw and WIP), and tools needed for operations are available to team members

Assist with sign-off on all process operations

Complete all required QAD transactions assigned to the area

Assist supervisor in administering company policies, scheduling overtime, and scheduling vacation

Perform troubleshooting:

Problem solve production and operation issues as they occur

Correct and/or stop operation when necessary

Liaison between team, supervisor, and other departments (i.e., Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, etc.) to convey any identified production and operation issues

Collaborate with team, supervisor and other departments to resolve any identified production and operation issues

Identify, record and report non-conformance conditions

Conduct data mining and analysis of George Data

Perform Tower Operator duties:

Knowledge of Tower Operator job description duties

Demonstrate 5S housekeeping/organization within production areas

Willing to accept and receive frequent direction and assistance from various levels of management

Monitors quality and adherence to work instructions, standards and policies:

Complete visual inspections on material as necessary

Recognize defects, use proper descriptions and codes

Generate proper documentation as needed (paperwork for run sheets, QC Log-in sheets, process deviation forms, and process/product identification)

Other related goals and activities as may be assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent / Associates Degree (preferred)

6+ months Experience working in a manufacturing environment

Advanced troubleshooting techniques, product quality requirements and process control parameters

Accurately read a tape measure within 1/16 of an inch & convert to decimals

Intermediate mathematical skills

Advanced comprehension, communication, reading, and writing skills

Dependability and thoroughness, detail-oriented

Certifiable to operate forklift truck

Intermediate computer skills

Dependability and thoroughness

Strong adherence to company policies and procedures

Strong customer focus, ability to treat others with respect

Strong sense of accountability, integrity, teamwork, pride and sense of ownership in your work

Self-motivated, results-driven, active participant in process improvement

Open-minded to differences, learning, problem solving, improvements and change

Work Environment:

Production environment with regular exposure to noise and dust

May be exposed to cold temperatures and/or extreme heat at times

Physical Requirements:

Ability to stand, stoop, twist, turn and work over the head

Ability to lift/move a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly



Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 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.