• Occupational Health & Safety Global Leader

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2292
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 18,000 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. 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


    • Be the functional/technical expert and Compliance System Owner for the enterprise in the field of occupational health & safety (OH&S).
    • Develop standards, tools, baseline metrics and sponsor effective knowledge sharing.
    • Steward processes that facilitate proactive identification of OH&S hazards & risks and propose controls to the organization. Exercise prudent judgment in recommending and selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for the OH&S issues under consideration.
    • Ability to effectively influence and align teams at all levels across the enterprise without explicit authority
    • Drive a safety-first culture and facilitate change consistent with the company’s risk philosophy
    • Develop, prioritize and implement cross-site improvement initiatives that are informed by audits, self-assessments, technical and peer reviews, regulatory performance and relevant external drivers.
    • Develop audit and assurance strategies and provide analysis.
    • Track relevant emerging issues, develop an informed point of view and provide guidance to the enterprise regarding path forward.
    • Lead and nurture global Communities of Practice, mentoring colleagues to strengthen OH&S competency within the global organization.
    • Build competency of site-based professionals through training, mentoring and Communities of Practice supporting all regions globally
    • Support the EHS capability in solving complex OH&S issues
    • Provide OH&S leadership during capital construction projects, mentor site leaders, support effective job hazard analyses pre-construction and during construction
    • Build capability in the area of investigations and cause mapping


    Qualifications and Education Requirements:

    • University/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Minimum of 15 years of related experience; including 10+ years of leadership experience as a supervisor or equivalent
    • Ability to work in virtual cross-regional and cross-functional teams, translate complex situations into simple working solutions, collaborate with all levels of management and influence decision-making across a matrix organization
    • Strong knowledge of behavioral based safety strategy and implementation methods
    • Capable of establishing effective relationships and interfaces with key partners, customers and stakeholders

    Preferred Skills and/or Experience:

    • Master’s degree and/or safety related certification
    • CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) certification
    • CSP (Certified Safety Professional) certification
    • Ergonomics and/or Industrial Hygiene program understanding
    • Experience with or exposure to global program development/deployment/initiation

    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%.


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


    Guardian Industries LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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