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WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THE OPERATOR FUNCTION?

Our Operator colleagues sit at the very heart of Saint-Gobain, helping us to manufacture and produce materials and solutions to make the world a better home. This function is wide and varied, ranging from Production Operative roles in our manufacturing plants to Warehouse Operative roles in our branches. 

It's a hands on function where you'll operate equipment and contribute to the output efficiency of the site, maintaining high levels of quality and a safe working environment for all. You'll actively participate and contribute to the site's product or service outputs with a focus on efficiency, safety and quality. 

Twenty one of our brands employ Operator colleagues in the UK and Ireland, including Saint-Gobain Weber, British Gypsum and Saint-Gobain PAM, providing a wealth of opportunities for career progression within the business. In each of our brands the operator roles will be slightly different, depending on the product being produced and the manufacturing process on the individual site, however health and safety is always the top priority. 

We have over 45 manufacturing sites in the UK and Ireland, as well as a vast branch network, so there are plenty of opportunities for career development at Saint-Gobain. We encourage colleagues to progress their careers across our different brands, sites and functions so not only will you have opportunity to progress in your brand and function, you'll have access to opportunities across our 35 brands that all vary in terms of manufacturing processes, outputs and products.

Operators at Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland

 

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 THE OPERATOR FUNCTION?

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

Our Operators are at the heart of our purpose of making the world a better home. They help us to manufacture and produce materials and solutions to create better performing buildings to improve the comfort of occupants as well as saving energy to protect the environment. 

By following health and safety procedures, our Operators help to create a safe working environment on our sites so that our colleagues stay safe and healthy, also creating an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel included and love to come into work each day.

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 as Operators at Saint-Gobain.

I started working with Saint-Gobain on a temporary part-time contract as an Administrator in January 2017 within the Kingscourt plant. In 2018, they were recruiting for Operatives and I thought ‘why not give it a go’. I knew the company was close to home and maybe a change of direction was what I needed. I'm currently working as an Ancillary Operative and I'm also fully trained as a Paper Warehouse Operative on the foiling machine areas so I cover both roles for holidays and general absences. I also work as part of the team as Operations Administration Assistant working on tracking KPIs, CAPAS, and daily production reports. I feel that I’m an asset to the group as my computer skills and my new-found forklift skills have made me a versatile employee.

Orla Cassin

Ancillary Operative

Mercedes Moore, Gyproc and Production Team Leader

Find out more about Mercedes's career as a Gyproc and Production Team Leader at Artex in this video.

Tony Beswick, Yard Operative

Tony works as a Yard Operative at our Jewson Civils Frazer branch in Widnes. Find out more about his career at Saint-Gobain so far.

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.

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