07 Jun, 2022

Process Engineer

  • British Gypsum
  • East Leake, Loughborough, UK
Process Engineer Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

Highly competitive pay/package and professional development program.

 At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, we aim to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career. Did you know we have been awarded top UK & Global Employer 5 Years Running!?

Part of the Saint-Gobain group, British Gypsum is a market leading manufacturer of gypsum-based building materials from insulation, wall lining dry boards, and plaster to ceilings and floors.  Our products shape modern interiors for the commercial, residential and off-site sectors of the construction industry. 

In this role you will join a small performance improvement team, driving continuous improvement projects through the adoption and implementation of the best available technologies, World Class Manufacturing philosophies, and the tools and techniques associated with Focussed Improvement. You will be tasked with delivering key metrics across a production area to include safety, sustainability or energy reduction, product throughput improvement, product quality, production speed, and yield.  We are seeking a driven, ambitious, and curious Process Engineer and an advocate for customer success and best practice across plant manufacturing operations.  

This is an excellent opportunity to join a business with a 100 year heritage offering a long term career opportunity/.  Many of our senior management team progressed from Process Engineer roles.  Over 50% of our training and development budget is personal professional development focussed and not just compliance lead.  We invest in great people and ensure we are a diverse and inclusive great place to work.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Champions health and safety standards, behaviours and improvements.
  • Quickly develop into a key member of a multidiscipline performance team tasked with delivering plant improvement projects to plan and budget.
  • Production data collection and analysis to identify opportunity for improvements across the workshop K.P.I.’s including energy efficiency, capacity, yield, and availability.
  • Use of problem solving tools within the team to determine the root cause of plant issues and to put effective and sustainable countermeasures in place.
  • Adopt a Six Sigma methodology, DMAIC, and other appropriate TPQM techniques to reduce process variation, deliver improvements and improve product quality.
  • Effective investigations into quality defects to prevent reoccurrence.


What kind of person are we looking for?


  • Educated to Degree level in Chemical Engineering or a similar science / engineering discipline
  • Excellent communication skills to all levels within an organisation
  • Proven experience in delivering improvement projects
  • Experience in the practical application of TPQM techniques such as Six Sigma, statistical analysis, DMAIC and other appropriate quality/process improvement tools.
  • The ability to organise a prioritise your workload to meet the needs of the business


‘Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenges faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

Flexible packages designed for you!

We know employees value different things more than others. As well as a great range of standard benefits we understand circumstances in life also change so flexibility through these changes is important. We give employees the ability to change and alter their package to match their needs. This flexibility is self-administered through our online employee hub called bubble! (Winner! UK & Ireland ‘Best Flexible Benefits Plan’ award at the Employee Benefits Awards 2020)

Explore the Saint-Gobain website to discover more about how we design packages that are flexible for our colleagues and include: owning Company shares, staff discounts and support helplines.

An evolving world! / The future of tomorrow

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is home to some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector including Jewson, British Gypsum, Isover, Graham The Plumbers Merchant and Artex.  We manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

We are an equal opportunities employer, we embrace diversity and are on a mission to make our organisation inclusive and accessible to all, we believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

We want to be a business that you’ll be proud to work for; one that is committed to improving people’s daily life, being responsible, doing the right thing, and preserving the environment by embedding sustainability in all our businesses.


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