PTV scientist



Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Through its research and development centers (Science & Technology Center for glass and Advanced Development Center for automotive), Guardian is at the forefront of innovation. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of chrome-plated plastic parts for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


We are currently looking for an experienced Product Testing and Validation (PTV) Scientist to join our Science and Technology Center team, located in Carleton, Michigan.


Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Plan testing submissions using LIMS against product specification
  • Team up with PTV technicians to perform testing following test procedures
  • Deliver reliable reports efficiently
  • Actively communicate with customer to meet their testing needs
  • Able to identify root cause of data errors
  • Coordinate outsourced testing and perform field failure analysis
  • Potential collaboration with R&D scientists to improve test procedures    

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and traits:

  • BS (5 years’ experience) or MS (3 years’ experience) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, material

   Science and mechanical engineering

  • Extensive experience with standard lab practices and durability testing (environmental, chemical, and

   mechanical test)

  • Effective communication skills for necessary connection with customers and team members
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
  • A sense of urgency and be mindful of the purpose and use of the results
  • Attention to detail to assure the highest quality work
  • Adaptable to changing environments
  • Drive to exceed the normal expectation
  • High energy and fast paced
  • Good organizational skills, especially managing conflicts
  • Strong time management skills and multi-tasked
  • Perseverance – “Will not fail attitude”


To thrive at PTV, you will possess a sense of urgency to resolve issues while maintaining attention to detail to assure high quality work, adaptability to changing environments and a drive to exceed expectations. Guardian Industries Corp. offers competitive compensation and benefits packages as well as opportunities

What do we have to offer?

·         A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance

·         Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge

·         Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions

·         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%.


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