Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2017-1536
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Electrical Controls Engineer (Glass Manufacturing)


    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


    Guardian is an entrepreneurial environment for results-oriented individuals with a unique culture that focuses on results, playing to win and rewarding employees for their commitment to excellence.


    The position will be responsible for the following:



    • Work to support and troubleshoot issues with control systems including PLC programming, and interface systems to PLC’s such as MMI, SCADA and other.
    • Provide the plant support through preventive maintenance for electrical distribution systems.
    • Improve yields, lower costs, and increase manufacturing uptime by supporting existing facilities.
    • Instruct plant personnel in the operation and maintenance of the systems provided.
    • Determine design requirements, prepare specifications and drawings, procure necessary materials and services, and coordinate installation and maintenance systems for major capital projects and plant improvements.
    • Prepare cost estimates and timelines for projects.
    • Write electrical specifications and make electrical single line diagrams and layout drawings to select electrical contractors.
    • Monitor the preparation of working drawings presented by outside contractors.



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


    • Must Possess Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • Must have a solid background with control systems including PLC programming, and interface systems to PLC’s such as MMI, SCADA and other.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years working in a fast pace, high-pressure, manufacturing environment.
    • Experience working with basic power distribution for 600volt class systems (motor control centers, distribution panels that feed auxiliary support equipment and lighting, and AC substation transformation); experience with higher voltages (15KV and above) is helpful but not required.
    • Experience in the applications and uses of variable speed drives and associated operator interface devices.
    • Understanding of the National Electric Code and experience in obtaining electrical permits and assisting with electrical inspections.
    • Practical experience with industrial field control devices, pressure transmitters, thermocouple options, motorized valves, proximity sensors, etc.
    • Experience with complex projects, ability to analyze problems quickly, and develop corrective actions.
    • Ability to work effectively and communicate across multiple levels.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading positive employee relations in order to maintain a union-free environment.
    • Ability to coordinate with other departments and managers and work as a team.



    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%.


    For more information about Guardian Industries Corp., visit us at


    Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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