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Saint-Gobain Setter/Drawer II (4 on/4 off - 6am-6pm) in Worcester, Massachusetts

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 Abrasives manufacturers and distributes high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the US. We are the world’s leading abrasives manufacturer and the only international supplier of abrasives that manufacturers each of the 3 major types of abrasives: Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives and Diamond products.

With a strong presence in every continent the Abrasives Division serves its customers through structured sales operations in over 26 countries and employs nearly 16,000 people globally. Abrasives forms a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 5 key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.

Setter/Drawer II performs both setting preparations on racks, platforms, kiln cars and removal operations after firing. A Setter/Drawer II plans and builds car configurations and stacks products in specified patterns on racks, platforms, or tunnel kiln cars to prepare for loading into periodic or tunnel kilns, ovens and or furnaces for burning. After burning, they remove the product from the kiln, ovens or furnaces, examine for defects, transfer products to pallets and identify with the proper shop orders. May work independently or in teams.

Materials & Products

  • Uses deck batts, blocks clamps and fillers for preparing products such as ceramics and abrasives for heating or firing.


  • Operates Fork Lift/ hand trucks, tunnel kiln cars, periodic kiln cars, deck batts, spacers, hoists and other lifting devices. Uses power drill for assembly of carts.

  • May enter data in computer system.


  • Trucks kiln furniture to setting area using fork lift trucks. Assembles the base of kiln car using clamps and moving straps.

  • Organizes and checks parts for setting and selects appropriate equipment such as batts, blocks and clamps and sets product in kiln cars using lifts and overhead air hoist.

  • Selects product by burn type and dates according to firing schedules.

  • Per specifications, builds car in accordance to length, height, and width.

  • Surrounds product with correct sand / quartz.

  • Completes all paperwork and computer work. Verifies counts, product markings, and dimensions.

  • Inspect equipment and straight edge for flatness and wear.

  • Moves product using a variety of transports to kilns, ovens or furnaces for loading.

  • Once the product has cooled, draws products from tunnel kiln cars or periodic kilns (may or may not enter kilns to remove cars), by hand or using hoist and truck cars and moves to stripping area where product and equipment is visually inspected for defects and dispersed appropriately.

  • Removes all product and places kiln furniture, such as ties, clamps, and holders in box for reuse and attaches proper shop orders with product.


  • A minimum of high school degree or equivalent work experience is required with above average math skills.

  • Training time is usually up to and 3 months to be proficient in all phases of the job to work independently.

  • Requires Fork / hand truck operating license

  • Demonstrated abilities with standard measurements and computer familiarity requirement.



  • Stacks products in specified patterns on tunnel kiln cars or in periodic kilns for burning following prescribed methods and patterns: Spaces and levels setting rings on kiln car per specifications or in kiln to facilitate circulation of air about products during burning.

  • Follow setting instructions as to what sand / grain size to use when packing product on decks.

    Latitude of Judgment

  • Limited to following set up specifications and determining defective product.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Setter / Drawer encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Physical Demands/Efforts

  • Frequently handle and carry objects weighing up to (50 pounds).

  • Employees required to push, pull, reach, walk, stand, kneel, bend, and work for sustained periods of time.

    Mental & Visual Demands

  • May be exposed to multiple smaller product lines.

  • Conduct visual inspection for defects such as cracks, chips, and distortions.

    Work Environment

  • Usually performs work inside areas that are adequately lighted, ventilated, and heated.

  • High temperatures, sand, and grease are frequently encountered.

  • Floor and deck surfaces are sometimes uneven, sandy, and slippery.

  • Employees are frequently exposed to moving heavy objects and sharp edges with the possibility of cuts and bruises, and to noise and vibration from machines.

  • Various personal protective devices such as hearing protection, gloves, safety shoes, and glasses required.

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.