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WHAT'S INVOLVED IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL?

With over 45 manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland, our Engineering and Technical teams maintain the high quality of our products, processes and manufacturing lines.

Our Technical teams help to ensure that the raw materials used in our manufacturing processes are up to specification, they approve new materials and work to maintain and improve the quality of our product range. Our Engineering teams maintain production at our manufacturing plants, some of which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They oversee and co-ordinate the production process, monitoring the production lines and performing routine and reactive maintenance to keep our plants going.  

Typically our Engineering and Technical colleagues are based in our manufacturing plants, mines or production sites, such as the Saint-Gobain Glass manufacturing plant in East Yorkshire, or the British Gypsum plasterboard manufacturing plant and mine in Nottinghamshire. We also have colleagues based in our various offices across the UK and always aim to work flexibly in terms of location, hours and days of working. 

With a huge variety of roles in Engineering and Technical across 23 of our brands, we strongly encourage career mobility at Saint-Gobain, with many of our colleagues progressing their careers across multiple brands and functions. Find out more about how you can help us to make the world a better home in our Engineering and Technical team below.

 

Engineering and Technical

EMBRACING DIVERSITY

We're continuously working to become a more diverse and inclusive employer. We believe that diversity fosters innovation, helping our teams to operate productively and make better decisions, as well as creating a more enjoyable work environment for our employees.

We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but still want to do more. We're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, taste in music, fashion sense, or anything else that makes you, you. 

Find out more about how we're embracing diversity here.

WHAT TYPES OF ROLES DO WE HAVE IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL?

Find out more about what's involved in a few of our different roles below, and the skills and attitudes required in this profession.

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME

The work of our Engineering and Technical teams is integral to our purpose of Making the World a Better Home - they help us to develop and manufacture products and solutions that create better buildings, more comfortable homes, and more energy efficient buildings. On our journey to net-zero carbon, our Technical and Engineering colleagues are helping us to develop solutions that improve wellbeing and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, as well as reducing the carbon emissions from our own manufacturing processes.

Find out more about our purpose of Making the World a Better Home here.

FIND OUT MORE FROM OUR COLLEAGUES

Meet some of our colleagues to learn more about their careers in Engineering at Technical at Saint-Gobain.

I joined Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) Paris in 2006 as an industrial placement student. Following my PhD completion, I then became a Research & Development Engineer in SGR Paris in 2010, working mainly for our glass businesses. In 2013, I moved to Saint-Gobain's Gypsum central operations team and took the exciting role of a Process Engineer supporting plaster and plasterboard plants worldwide. Finally, I relocated to the UK and joined British Gypsum in 2016, being responsible for the process of the Stucco Preparation Area, and more recently moving and becoming responsible for the process of the Board Plant Area.

Serge Adjoua

Process Engineer, British Gypsum

Liam, Process Technologist

Liam is a process technician working at our Glass float plant in Eggborough, helping manufacture high-performance glass for buildings and industry.

Beata Zalinska, Technical Manager

Beata works on technical issues as a highly-skilled Technical Manager at our glass production facility.

 

OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We place a strong emphasis on hiring people that align well with our core principles and attitudes. Our Principles of Conduct and Action underpin everything that we do and are the foundation of how we conduct business responsibly. Building upon these principles, the Saint-Gobain Attitudes set a standard in the way we want to work in order to make a reality of our purpose; to make the world a better home. 

Find out more about our commitments and values here.

ENGINEERING PLACEMENTS WITH SAINT-GOBAIN

Find out more from some of our Engineering and Process Placement Students

Eleena Naveed and Paul Aworinde - Process Placement Students

Find out more from Eleena and Paul, Engineering and Process Placement Students at British Gypsum in 2018

Elizabeth Morrison and Sam Marks - Process Placement Students

Find out more from Elizabeth and Sam, Engineering and Process Placement Students at British Gypsum in 2017

ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIPS

 

At Saint-Gobain we use apprenticeships as a form of training for our employees, for both new starters and existing colleagues wanting to learn a new skill. 

 

Apprenticeships are not what they used to be and can now be a great fit for anyone who'd like to re-skill in a different sector or build on their existing skillset, regardless of age, background or experience. 

 

Find out more about an apprenticeship in Engineering and Technical from Fraser and Gareth.

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