Project Engineer – Float Glass Furnaces



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. 

This position is responsible for the design and installation of Glass Melting Furnaces (Refractory, Steel, and Mechanical Design) including the management of suppliers and external engineering design and construction firms.


  • Work with Global, Regional, and Facility team to develop project scopes, budgets, and schedules

  • Manage all aspects related to assigned portion of projects

  • Prepare equipment and system requirements including design as required, specifications, and installation scopes of work

  • Prepare RFQs, contractor analysis and selection, contractor and contract management as required

  • Manage the scope, budget, and schedule throughout the project and document, justify, and get approvals to any significant design changes




  • Minimum: 4 years Engineering degree required

  • Preferred: Advance Degree / Training; Ceramic, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering degree preferred - refractory engineer or furnace related expertise

  • Minimum: 5+ years in Furnace Construction or Engineering or 10+ years in related work experience, Fluent in English

  • Preferred: Experience with Float Production capital projects and skilled in furnace design and installation supervision. Proven track record of successfully designing, specifying, contracting, and supervising equipment and system installation.

  • Self-Motivated and able to work with minimal supervision in a team environment

  • Strong technical knowledge to design, specify, procure, install, and start-up systems

  • Skilled to predict, recognize, and effectively solve problems and interferences

  • Effectively manage contractors, budgets, and schedules

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal & written) within the department, regional, and global organizations

  • Travel International when needed (likely 30-40%)

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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