Analytical Scientist - Optical

Location US-MI-Carleton


Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Fabrication, a division within Guardian Glass, produces products for a variety of industries including architecture, transportation, appliances, and electronics. More at




    • Become in-house SME on existing optical measurement testing/instrument, establish and maintain knowledge of latest technological/scientific trends
    • Actively seek/develop new/improve existing optical test methodology to enhance product development efficiency and plant QA/QC methodology
    • Guide and support technician on maintaining and troubleshooting optical equipment such as UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometers and ellipsometers, FTIR, haze and gloss meters.
    • Work with R&D scientists to analyze data and troubleshoot any issues with products or lab instrumentation/equipment.
    • Work with corporate and plant QC teams on test, setup, maintenance, troubleshooting, and failure analysis as needed.


    • B.S. in Optics, Optical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Analytical Chemistry, Paint and Coatings Engineering, Quality Engineering, or Chemical Engineering and 10+ yrs, or M.S. & 5-10 yrs, or Ph.D. & 3-5 yrs of industrial experience.
    • Good understanding of a broad range of spectroscopic techniques with experience using (UV-VIS-NIR) spectrophotometers, FTIR, colorimeters, haze meters, and gloss meters.
    • Knowledgeable in applied quality control methods such as SPC, control charting, gage R&Rs,
    • Hands-on experience with test method verification and validation.
    • Working knowledge of thin films, optical glass, and microscopic material characterization techniques such as TEM, SEM, AFM. Experience of XRD, XRF, XPS would be a plus.
    • Strong computer skills are required. Some programming experience such as Visual Basic in Excel is preferred.
    • Innovative problem-solving skills and good prioritization skills


What do we have to offer?

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Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  




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