Production Operator

Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world?s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world?s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what?s possible?. Visit guardianglass.com for more information.


Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian?s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian?s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com for more information.


We are presently recruiting for a Production Operator / Associate who wants a career and not just a job. We seek individuals who ?live and breathe? integrity, humility and mutual respect. To thrive in this culture, you will be a person who believes in value creation, a strong customer focus, and can embrace change easily.
If you are successful in the interview process please know that we run a complete pre-employment background and criminal check, and we do hair-sample drug tests. Guardian is a Tobacco-Free and Drug Free company.
The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Operate, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot the production line
  • Understand and follow plant safety rules, and work safely at all times
  • Perform manual labor
  • Operate a forklift and crane
  • Operate hand held power tools
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with Company standards
  • Ensure quality product is sent to customers by completing quality checks
  • Maintain reliable attendance Maintain general housekeeping in all areas of production, including the break rooms and rest rooms
  • Other duties as assigned

The background and experience requirements for this position are as follows:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1 to 3 years or more previous manufacturing experience
  • Work holidays and/or weekends on a regular basis
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Working Conditions:

  • Glass Manufacturing/Production
  • Moving Equipment and machinery
  • Operate a computer with training, read a tape measure, read written instructions, operate an automated workstation, and solve elementary mathematical problems quickly
  • Stand or walk on concrete floor up to 12 hours.
  • Operate process equipment (ex. forklift, front end loader, etc.) with training.
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders several times during the shift.
  • Work in crowded or tight spaces
  • Work well with multifunctional groups.
  • Work in a fast pace work environment.
  • Work while wearing protective respiratory equipment, and have periodic limited exposure to some airborne dusts.
  • Withstand intermittent exposure to warm/hot temperatures with proper personnel protective equipment.
  • Recognize small flaws in glass from a distance of 4 feet with training.
  • Frequent squatting and bending at the knees, twisting from side to side, bending forward, and pushing and pulling objects.
  • Lift vertically and move laterally at waist height up to 50 pounds on a repetitive basis and up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Production Operator Schedule: 12 Hour Rotating

What do we have to offer?

If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.

We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at?www.guardian.com.?? Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.??


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