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Saint-Gobain Production Manager in NORWOOD, Massachusetts

What’s the job?

Provides the key leadership to effectively manage productivity, quality, and all other related operations in a manner to achieve maximum operating efficiencies within cost and quality standards which will meet or exceed customer, corporate, and state and federal requirements. Develops effective teamwork and utilizes innovation to achieve departmental goals Ensures the continuity of production by effective communication with other production departments, the Maintenance Department, and the Engineering Department. The Production Manager is held accountable to ensure production activities are carried out in compliance with all environmental, health, and safety requirements, policies, and procedures in a manner consistent with CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain’s Principles of Conduct and Action.

  • Directly supervises the Production Supervisors on the safe and efficient operation of the production process.

  • Exercises good judgment in the utilization of manpower, work in progress and operational adjustments.

  • Track and manage KPI’s to support continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Communicates expectations, measure and assess employee performance, provide coaching and development opportunities, and administer disciplinary action if needed.

  • Directly monitors the production processes and production quality to ensure compliance to established company standards.

  • Oversees the training of production employees to ensure they receive adequate training prior to operating any of the manufacturing equipment and that they follow the standard operating procedures and work instructions.

  • Perform root-cause analysis as well as implements sustainable countermeasures on losses related to production.

  • Work closely with the Production Planner to ensure compliance to the production schedule and production changes.

  • Work closely with material purchasing, vendors, and inventory management to assure sufficient materials on hand for required production

  • Work closely with the Maintenance Manager to support the maintenance needs of the production department.

  • Conduct EHS and SMAT Audits to support the plants EHS goals.

  • Participate in the development, understanding and review of all position job safety assessments and standard operating procedures.

  • Maintains work place organization to ensure good housekeeping (5S) by holding employees responsible for their assigned work areas.

  • Conducts employee development processes and reviews for direct reports.

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



What do you bring?

  • 4 year degree in Engineering strongly preferred (equivalent experience may be considered)

  • 5+ years of Supervisory experience (manufacturing environment and Union experience preferred)

  • Proficient in use of MS Office (familiarity with Kronos and SAP a plus)

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

  • Thorough knowledge of OSHA and regulatory requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing, TPM, 5S & Six Sigma

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute the required production and create recovery plans to limit end use customer disruptions with a high level of safety and quality


Come be a part of our bigger purpose to change the world!

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home ( .

Being a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “ Making-the World a Better Home ”.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options ( includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental

  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program

  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career

  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace

  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

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.