• Product & Process Development Engineer

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-3140
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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

     We have an exciting opportunity for a Product & Process Development Engineer with experience in commercializing new advanced prodcuts. This position is at the forefront of research and development for Dynamic Window Technologies.  You will be designing subcomponents and designing/implementing manufacturing processes. You will have the opportunity to increase our expanding capabilities through participating in the design, installation and operation of new equipment. The position comes with the potential to live abroad for up to 1.5 years.

     Located at Guardian's Science and Technology Center in the Metro Detroit area, this is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial-driven engineer looking to apply experience in advanced product design, conceptulazing manufacturing processes, and electro-mechanics to take a key role in developing Guardian's game-changing fabricated window technologies.


    Responsibilities & Expectations

    • Design modifications of subcomponents in current products based on project specific needs.
    • Brainstorm new designs, create prototyping, and perform physical testing of design concepts.
    • Define, execute, and analyze development plans for product and process design
    • Utilize statistical analysis to develop experimental conclusions and provide recommendations to senior leaders.
    • Determine new or improved methods to manufacture components.
    • Complete cost analysis and capital plans to implement product and process changes.
    • Determine methods to integrate new subcomponents into current product using semi-automation or full automation.
    • Implement methods to track quality and productivity yields of installed processes.
    • Lead creation of FMEAs and control plans to ensure future product quality.
    • Work with production to implement and support product and process improvements.



    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science, or other related engineering fields and 5+ yrs experience, or M.S./Ph.D. & 3-5 yrs of industrial experience.
    • Broad Knowledge of various manufacturing methods. Automation experience is not needed, but a plus.
    • Broad knowledge of materials for a variety of applications.
    • Able to efficiently and effectively identify and adopt best-in-class solutions to similar problems
    • equipment in a shop or production environment.
    • Experience with Product Development & Design
    • Understanding of and knowledge of practical use of lean manufacturing concepts and experience implementing continuous Improvement.

    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 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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