• Production Supervisor

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2090
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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

    Guardian Engineered Glass Products, LLC (EGP) is looking for a Production Supervisor for our Chicago, IL facility. The Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring daily production occurs in a safe, efficient and effective manner.


    • Understanding, developing, applying, and coaching employees on our culture of Market Based Management® (MBM®).
    • Managing the day-to-day operations of the manufacturing process to assure that safety, quality, and productivity are maximized.
    • Ensuring timely and effective communication of key issues to all staff.
    • Maintain continuous production of high quality products to meet customer requirements as scheduled.
    • Conduct pre-production meetings prior to each shift to ensure production EE’s are also fully informed to ensure consistency throughout the company.
    • Fully understands the process & material flows for the production of quality materials.
    • Continuously monitors production throughout the shifts.
    • Maintains compliance with the quality manual, work instructions and quality plan to produce quality product, making line adjustments as required for compliance
    • Reviews data from previous production to obtain production parameters for upcoming production
    • Issues production blueprints & quality plans to the shift for production as required.
    • Monitor production through continuous collection of data in accordance with the quality plan.
    • Utilizes data to determine efficiency of production at any given time and makes line/ production/ people changes as required to improve efficiency.
    • Records data in compliance with company requirements.
    • Executes the Collective Bargaining Agreement
    • Issues daily work assignments and ensures proper rotation of personnel
    • Enforces shop rules
    • Schedules OT
    • Documents EE attendance, training, discipline, performance & incidents/ accidents
    • Monitors EE conflicts & attempts to resolve, involves HR & other management when required.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
    • Minimum 5 years experience in supervision and/or production
    • Leadership or management experience strongly preferred
    • Fluent in English, both verbal and written, but bilingual skills preferred

    Preferred Skills

    • Demonstrated proficiency with office automation/communication software and tools (Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Possess highly effective written and verbal communications skills that can used with people of various backgrounds, experience, and education levels.
    • Commitment to safety, quality, and production in support of company vision
    • Understanding of ISO Quality Standards
    • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff, projects, initiatives

    What do we have to offer?

    • 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 LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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






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