• Area Shift Manager - Float

    Location UK-Goole
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit for more information.



    Reporting to the Float Shift Manager you will join the existing Float Team in order to take responsibility for a shift team operating the Float Glass process. The Float operation is a highly automated environment that includes; batching of raw materials, melting, refining, forming, annealing, cutting, packing and quality assurance. You will be capable of managing a team, striving for operational and process excellence, whilst driving forward our company culture that has health and safety at its core.


    The working pattern for this role is 12-hour shifts, 4 on/4 off cycle (DDNN RRRR). Occasional day shift work will be required for ad-hoc meetings or projects.

    Principle Accountabilities

    • Your role will focus on supporting the business in the pursuit of Health, Safety and Environmental excellence through the effective management of yourself and your team.
    • You will be responsible for the quality of the product produced and for creating value through process improvement with a clear focus on safety, quality and production.

    • You will be effective in communicating within the team and across other areas of the business.

    • You will be responsible for operating in a cost-effective manner in order to utilise the fewest resources possible.



    The ideal candidate will:

    • You will be educated to degree level, preferably in a technical discipline, or have established experience in a demanding manufacturing environment.
    • You will be able to effectively manage and lead a team, developing their knowledge and capability, whilst being willing to provide hands-on support, as required.
    • You will have creative and effective problem-solving skills, with the ability to use them in a fast-paced environment.
    • You will have excellent communication skills and experience of building strong relationships with a diverse range of people, including internal customers.
    • Commercial awareness is desirable for this role

    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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