Mechanical Engineer



Guardian Glass is Guardian’s largest business and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, value-added and fabricated glass products and solutions. At our 25 float plants located around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. 






The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the reliability and improvement of complex mechanical manufacturing assets. Reporting into the Engineering Manager this is a far reaching mechanical role with a broad remit across a diverse facility. The plant is a upper tier COMAH site which operates a 24/7 production process of float glass manufacture.

The Mechanical Engineer will be competent to work autonomously to identify and implement projects and improvements; safety of equipment, identifying aging plant and obsolescence, developing solutions to support reliability, efficiency of assets and OEE. A proactive attitude with a will to succeed is paramount, where team ethic and knowledge share is a must to develop best practice and engineering processes. You will have the technical acumen and ability to investigate complex mechanical issues to root cause, investigating alternative solutions and proposal, delivering real sustainable long term results.

The Engineer will be responsible for initiating improvements and leading projects through their life cycle from conceptual idea and business case through to installation, commission and equipment handover to end user. They will be accountable for managing and documenting change to existing plant including risk analysis and documentation. The role will involve contract management and contractor management on site. The right candidate will have the competence to support development of maintenance teams where required.




Suitable applicants should meet the following criteria;

Degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering

IOSH Managing Safely and experience working as authorised person to issue permit to work. Substantial experience in a demanding environment, preferably manufacturing

A proven record of working as a mechanical engineer in a similar role A proven skill set in CAPEX and mechanical continuous improvement projects

Experience and understanding of the standards and regulations mentioned above

Experience with commercial contracts, tender bcv procurement and suppliers. Experience in lean manufacturing is desirable.

What do we have to offer?

Guardian companies are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:


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