Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been creating great living places and improving daily life by combining comfort and sustainability.

Company Profile


Address: One New Bond Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01615

Full Time Employees: 1,200

Year Founded: 1885

Vice President, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America: Manuel Correa


Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics and Refractories leads the industry in design, development and production of engineered ceramics and refractory products for extreme operating conditions and high-temperature applications. Products are designed to maximize performance and durability while minimalizing environmental impact. For example, ceramic products made from the Amasic-3D® platform offer benefits in energy savings, reduced emissions, reduced maintenance and increased output and production rate of furnaces. The innovative and collaborative Amasic-3D platform enables geometries that were previously impossible to produce with siliconized silicon carbide.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasives, provides a complete portfolio of products that offer powerful, precise and user-friendly solutions for every step of the abrasive process. This enables our customers to shape and surface-finish all types of materials, even in the most complex and challenging applications, from Do-It-Yourself home improvement to highly technical precision engineering.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives continual investment in research and development (R&D) and close collaboration with customers continues to generate performance-optimized solutions that deliver efficiency and productivity. Through those combined efforts, R&D helped make it possible for Superabrasives to enter into the fixed diamond wire market. Fixed diamond wire is a product developed outside of the traditional grinding wheels the business is known for. This new Saint-Gobain Abrasives product uses diamond coated wire to saw through hard materials. This highly competitive product has presented new development opportunities for employees to expand technical capabilities and new skill sets for engineers and production operators, and positions Abrasives for an even broader product portfolio


Saint-Gobain Ceramics serves a variety of markets to include energy, non-ferrous, wear resistant, iron & steel, foundry, armor, ceramic systems and specialty ceramics.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives manufactures and distributes the widest range of abrasives and related products to many different markets, including steel manufacturing, metalworking, automotive manufacturing, automotive aftermarket collision repair, aerospace, woodworking, bearing, medical, sporting goods, and Do-It-Yourself retailers and the foundry market.

Careers/Job Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for top talent. Typical positions we hire into are hourly paid production and technical positions within our factories, and for professional and management positions in all functional areas such as a wide breadth of Engineering disciplines, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Finance roles.

Internship/Apprenticeship Program

We have an internship program where we have hired college students studying a wide range of degrees, including engineering, human resources, finance, and sales and marketing.

If yes, please list contact person and phone/email.

Ceramics: Lindsey Lemay, 508-795-2988

Abrasives: Catherine Kadis, 508-795-2003

Company Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical/Dental coverage, Disability, Life Insurances, Paid Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, Retirement Accumulation Plan (Pension Plan) and Matching 401K, Referral Bonuses, Matching Philanthropic Gifts Program and Employee Volunteer Program. Within some businesses on our campus, we have a College Work Program, which allows students to work part-time. When participating in the College Work Program, the hours worked also build credits, which translate into additional money that can be put towards college tuition and books at the end of each semester. Our Tuition Reimbursement Program and College Work Program offer high school graduates the opportunity to work and earn a degree in parallel, alleviating the burden of student loans.

Community Engagement

The Saint-Gobain Greendale Campus in Worcester donates approximately $500,000 annually to local educational, charitable, health and welfare, cultural and other community organizations.


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