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Quality Engineer



Are you seeking growth in your career? Are you passionate about quality and possess a strong desire to influence others, advance initiatives, use data to influence decisions, and drive continuous improvement? If so, we’d like to learn more about you!

Guardian Industries has an immediate need for a Quality Engineer. This role will be based out of our plant in Carleton, MI (greater Detroit, MI area). Come check out what we have to offer!

What You Will Do

  • Develop a thorough understanding of glass manufacturing (float) and fabrication (coating, tempering) fundamentals including potential failure modes
  • Coordinate with the Quality Manager and department managers to investigate and resolve plant and customer quality concerns through structured problem-solving including containment, remediation, root cause analysis, and corrective actions
  • Leverage quality system tools and data analysis to identify opportunities to reduce process variation within manufacturing and logistics, and work with department managers and engineers to fully deploy those improvements
  • Support the Quality Manager in meeting quality KPI goals according to the facility’s business plan in coordination with Regional OPEX and to Global Quality initiatives.
  • Provide quality performance reports to plant and regional management
  • Facilitate the Layered Process Audit program through continuous improvement of content while providing direct support to users
  • Coordinate Gauge Management including Calibration and Measurement System Analysis
  • Develop and share best/proven practices amongst peers in the Region.
  • Aid in supporting the plant’s document control system
  • Maintain and support the Quality Management System to comply with ISO-9001 including document control and Internal Audits
  • Drive a strong customer focus with emphasis on quick and accurate responses to customer issues
  • Support effective product development, launch and on-going change management activities with emphasis on risk mitigation
  • Advance the Principle Based Management culture through the Challenge Process, Principled Entrepreneurship™, and Knowledge sharing

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or another STEM discipline, OR in lieu of a degree, possess three (3) or more years’ experience in a manufacturing quality field
  • Willing and able to travel 10% - 15% of the time
  • Experience working with standard quality tools (8D, DMAIC, FMEA, MSA, multiple RCA techniques)
  • Experience measuring and improving processes to meet organization goals
  • Experience in team leadership, influence leadership, advancing projects or project management
  • Experience in coordinating cross functionally with multiple teams or departments
  • Microsoft Office experience to include Outlook, creation of presentations, data analysis, charts, graphs, and formulas 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical analysis
  • Experience in Six Sigma or Lean
  • Database and Power BI experience
  • Experience working as a Process Engineer

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Hiring Philosophy
All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.

Who We Are
As a Koch company, Guardian Glass is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, value-added and fabricated glass products and solutions. We produce high-performance glass for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. You’ll find our glass in homes, offices and cars and in some of the world’s most iconic projects.

At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.

Our Benefits
Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

Equal Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: http://www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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