• R&D Lab Technician

    Location US-MI-Carleton
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Company 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. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Guardian is an innovation driven company offering tremendous career growth opportunities through our signature culture of Market Based Management (MBM). For more information, visit


    Specific Skills and Job Duties:

    This is a key position at Guardian Industry's Science and Technology Center. The R&D Lab Technicial will take a lead role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of our  ILS (In-Line Sputtering) pilot sputter deposition tool. This is a technical support position for Guardian's innovatin in physical vapor deposition and vacuuum sputtering. This is a key function in the overall success of Guardian's advanced development and innovation of optical thin coatings for our glass technologies. The R&D Lab technician will be chartered with taking a key lead technician role in assisting our scientific team in creating prototype thin films and characterizing their physical, optical, and mechanical performance. The R&D technician will maintain  existing equipment and laboratory facilities, as well as improving  departmental capability through the procurement, installation and operation of new equipment. Working with internal customers and scientists to carry out organizational research goals.


    Company Impact:

    Inidvidual would enable exsiting service that provides initial thin films prototyping to organization. Pilot facilities critical for fast project progress or quick kills.


    Specific Requirements:

    Experience with thin film deposition and characterization desired. Experience with the installation and servicing vacuum hardware desired. Familiar with windows based software (office) required.


    What do we have to offer?

    What We 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 Corp. may be the place for you.


    Guardian offers competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information about Guardian Industries LLC., visit us at


    For information on the expansion of Guardian's Science and Technology Center, please visit:


    For information on our foundational MBM Leadership philosophy, visit:   



    Guardian Industries LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  






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