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33 days agoSaint-Gobain

Nano System Operator

  • Olyphant (Lackawanna)
  • Teaching

Job description

Position description

The Nano System Operator is a part of the manufacturing team responsible for the entire production process of mixing raw material with applicable liquids and processing within various types of equipment to produce the slurry products and development products for use in the electronics and semi-conductor industries and other users.

Materials & Products

·  Utilizes specific knowledge, visual recognition and understanding of key ingredients, (i.e., aluminum oxide, water, acids, alkalais and other specialty chemicals, calcined aluminas, and slurry products) to test particle size distribution, pH levels, percentage of solids and other properties, and to make any subsequent adjustments, (i.e., addition of ingredients or change of process conditions based on characteristics of materials being processed).
·  Responsible for production of product development samples and commercial batches along with small-scale production.
·  Works with R & D to produce product development samples. Understands desired outcome; uses knowledge and experience to set up equipment in order to achieve desired results.
·  Interprets and troubleshoots material and process control data and makes adjustments according to Response Flow Checklist, (RFC), supervisory / work order instruction, or personal experience.


·  Sets-up, runs and monitors multiple kinds of mixing / milling equipment along with other types of slurry processing equipment used in controlling particle size, chemical properties, and other materials properties.
·  Uses analytical equipment, (i.e., Horiba, Malverne) particle size analyzers, pH meters, solids analyzers, and scales along with basic mechanical hand tools.
·  Responsible to calibrate testing equipment, (i.e., solids, PH testing).
·  Utilizes fork trucks and manual handling devices in the movement of equipment and product.


·  Ensures proper set-up and basic maintenance of equipment and process parameter control for the production of slurries. Measures and records SPC data.
·  Loads feed and dilutes compounds appropriately based on work orders or SOPs. 
·  Frequently samples and analyses materials at various in-process and final analysis stages and makes appropriate adjustments.
·  Ensures complex additives are put in proper quantities and in proper sequence. Uses conversion charts for solid content.
·  Cleans machines and equipment and packs slurries in a variety of containers.
·  Packs and ships final product and assists in maintaining proper inventory levels and documentation systems.
·  Conducts daily briefings between incoming and outgoing shift personnel to review and fully understand current operating status and to make judgments about priority of tasks for next shift. 


·  Operations are complex that involve multiple steps and detailed work sequences and multiple machine controls to complete assignments
·  Responsible for the inspection and Statistical Process Control (SPC) of final product, maintaining strict quality and productivity standards.
·  May be responsible for the final quality/quantity inspection of product prior to distribution to customer.

Latitude of Judgment

·  Interprets process and quality control data and digital readouts with the authority to discontinue the process if control parameters are outside given ranges/contamination.
·  Receives general direction from supervisor/Group Leader, SOPs, work orders, Engineering and Research & Development. Assists in establishing and writing standard operating procedures, (SOPs).
·  Interprets & implements standard operating procedures with minimal supervisory direction and oversight taking into account current operating conditions and product properties.
·  Assists in training other Operators in the position and responsible to work with other divisional supervisors and engineers and work with customers through the audit processes.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and at least six months related experience and/or training required.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, percentages, and statistical inference

Who are we ?

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry.

A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research.

In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

Legal Statement

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.

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