• Production Supervisor

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-1886
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit for more information.


    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 directly to the Shift Manager and indirectly to the Department Manager, the Production Supervisor, is responsible for the management, supervision, and execution of production operations that minimizes interruptions in operations and ensures employee safety.  Supervises the unit’s production staff and manages unit’s production budget.  He/She understands the role/impact of the plant and is attached to a constant integration of customer focus.


    Team – Management & Leadership

    • Interact closely with production, operations, plant and functional leaders to ensure customer requirements are being met.
    • Develop the production team and raise the competency level.
    • Guarantee the efficiency of the production processes for the site (standards implementation & improvement).
    • Coordinate all internal flows’ improvement actions (lead time reduction).
    • Provide the necessary leadership and direction to integrate continuous improvement in your areas of production.
    • Knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations including product and employee safety, and OSHA standards.
    • Proven track record of cost control and continuous improvement in your department.
    • Provide leadership and direction to the safety of all employees and visitors to the facility.
    • Lead, track and improve performance on key location goals and objectives.
    • Develop crew members for improving individual and organization performance.
    • Lead performance management and corrective action processes for assigned crew.

    Culture – Create a culture rooted in MBM values & beliefs

    • Assist in evaluate and select the appropriate talent and level of talent to advance our desired culture and profitably staff supply chain functions at the plant.
    • Ensure employees connect with how they drive value for the company; identify talent gaps that are obstacles to superior results and coach employees.
    • Understand, develop, apply, and coach employees on our culture of Market Based Management® (MBM®).
    • Identify Compliance risks and develop gap closure plans to address risks while implementing a systematic approach to maintaining compliance.
    • Resolve customer complaints/issues (internal and external); using them as an opportunity to understand the true root cause and develop a plan to resolve the root cause.
    • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in the plant maintenance function and process, aligning with the Guardian vision.


    Capability – Develop the Maintenance capability

    • Lead a team of production employees working a rotation 12-hour shift to meet safety, production and performance goals.
    • Must ensure a safe work environment by consistently ensuring all employees are wearing proper PPE, performing safe work behaviors and by communicating any and all safety concerns through appropriate channels.
    • Responsible for communicating information to the hourly crew members.
    • Ensures effective employee relations.
    • Provides employee training, coaching and development.
    • Assists with incident investigations.
    • Tracks absenteeism and time-keeping.
    • Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all performance measures.
    • Works to continuously improve in all areas.
    • Performs other functions as required.
    • Participates in hiring process, retention, performance review and discipline
    • Continuously improve plant performance through process improvements and lean manufacturing.
    • Maintain our plant’s union-free status using positive employee relations.
    • Collaborate with other departments (e.g. Sales, Engineering, Warehouse, Shipping, etc.) to optimize production requirements.
    • Work with upstream & downstream people & processes to exceed customer expectations.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
    • 2-5 years of supervisory experience within a manufacturing setting.
    • Willing to work 12-hour rotating shift schedule.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to coordinate with other departments and managers.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills and experience.
    • Ability to work effectively and communicate across multiple levels.
    • Demonstrated success in measuring and improving processes to meet organization goals.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading positive employee relations to maintain a union-free environment.
    • Proficiency using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


    We offer 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 visit us at   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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