• North American Quality Manager-Fabrication

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2168
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
  • 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.


    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 Glass is actively searching for a Quality Manager (Director) to support our NA Fabrication business.  The successful candidate will plan, coordinate and direct quality programs and activities designed to ensure quality control and quality reliability of manufactured Flat Glass products consistent with established standards and within the MBM Framework and Guiding Principles.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Sets and prioritize the quality goals according to the NA Fabrication business plan in coordination with the OPEX and to Global Quality initiatives.
    • Assists with the implementation of the Quality KPIs and the Cost of Product Quality. Train the quality managers with the Global Quality KPIs and the Cost of Product Quality.
    • Provides direction for the development of the Supplier Quality process.
    • Responsible for key customer interactions and reduction of Customer Claims
    • Provides monthly quality performance report (KPIs-CoPQ-Other) to the NA Fabrication leadership team, and perform once per year the COP (Conformity of Product Audit).
    • Develop a Continuous Improvement and Training strategy for each fabrication site, assisting site quality leaders and engineers for utilizing MBM Problem Solving activities and sharing of best practices.
    • Be Involved with the development of a new product or major customer.
    • Plays active role on management teams within the plant organization.
    • Ensures compliance with the MBM and Guiding Principles requirements.

    The qualified candidate will possess the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree in technical or related field preferred, or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experiencing dealing with quality management systems (QMS) and procedures.
    • Background in structured, team problem solving.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees and other internal customers.

    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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