• Production Operator - Carleton, MI

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2017-1444
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a diversified, global company with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value-added coated, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics for the automotive and commercial truck industries, providing solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S. based distributor of specialty building products. For more information, visit





    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?

    Why work for Guardian?

    • 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%.  
    • Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
    • For more information about Guardian Industries Corp., visit us at


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