• Americas Heat Manager/Engineer

    Location BR | BR-Porto Real
  • Overview

    PLEASE NOTE:  Please Read the Requirements of this position Carefully.  If you are qualified - Please submit your application in English for consideration.


    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.



    Guardian is looking to add an America’s HEAT Manager/Engineer. This position is responsible for:

    • Development of Guardian ‘s Regional Hot End Capability.
    • Providing significant input toward Furnace, Tin Bath & Lehr Operations and Repairs.
    • Measurable increases in the float lines productivity, improved regional asset reliability, and people development focusing across the America’s with focus being in Brazil.

    Responsibilities & Expectations

    • Lead planning for Furnace & Tin bath rebuilds and repairs.
    • Perform Furnace & Tin bath audits and provide recommendations for maximizing performance.
    • Provide support to plants on melting, forming, annealing, and cutting of glass.
    • Drive Continuous Improvement.
    • Identify and facilitate creation of Best Practices for maintenance and operations of float assets.
    • Facilitate regional Knowledge Sharing.
    • Troubleshoot float quality problems.
    • Lead a team of individuals to drive performance in the region.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • Minimum: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related field.
    • 3 to 20 years of experience in float glass manufacturing, engineering, with experience in rebuilds, repairs, transitions.
    • Experience leading teams.
    • Experience with problem solving tools, quality tools, Six Sigma & LEAN.
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office & Mini tab.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Fluency in English & Portuguese.
    • Ability to travel extensively.
    • Base location Tatui or Porto Real Brazil.

    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.

    For more information visit us at .   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  




    PLEASE NOTE:  Please Read the Requirements of this Position Carefully.  If you are qualified - Please submit your application in English for consideration.


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