• Shipping Associate

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2351
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 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.




    A Day In The Life Typically Includes

    The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of coordinated activities in a manufacturing environment to meet production, quality, and safety goals.



    • Must maintain safe work environment by consistently wearing proper PPE, performing safe work behaviors and by communicating any and all safety concerns to supervisor/shift manager
    • Operates equipment and mechanized devices and cranes; running, maneuvering, navigating or driving forklifts
    • Uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes
    • Inspects equipment, materials and products to identify the cause of errors, problems or defects, and ensures safe operation
    • Judges quality of product and makes adjustments accordingly
    • Maintains acceptable productivity levels based on product flow, supervisor feedback and customer needs
    • Communicates and escalates problems or concerns to supervisor and co-workers
    • Must be able to measure, cut, and use of various mechanical tools accurately
    • Must be able to follow directions, job element sheets, standard work and single point lessons pertaining to the shipping department and its operations
    • Effectively interact and communicate with sales team members, truck drivers, carrier representatives, shipping scheduler, and all other department personnel in a professional and courteous manner
    • Responsible for loading of glass on all trailer types, including other activities as designated by the department supervisor including, but not limited to jib-booming, housekeeping, securement of glass to izada, transport and PSR racks
    • Performs other functions as needed

    Education:       High School graduate or equivalent



    • Must be reliable, responsible, and flexible in fulfilling obligations.
    • Strong communication skills
    • Attention to detail to insure quality product and thoroughness in completing work tasks
    • Able to work as a team member; being pleasant with others and displaying a good natured attitude through working in a cooperative manner with fellow employees
    • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Class 2 forklift license
    • Class 3 overhead crane license
    • Familiarity with World Glass (V2) system
    • Knowledge and understanding of crane and forklift operations to safely operate this equipment


    Working Conditions  

    • Non-controlled temperature environment along with possibly working in extreme heat and cold with irregular fluctuations in temperature.
    •  Continuous operation and a fast paced production environment

    What You Will Need?

    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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