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?guardian.com?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?guardianglass.com?for more information.



Guardian Industries is currently seeking a Production Manager to join our Richburg, South Carolina team. The Production Manager is an integral part of the plant leadership team. This position will report to the Plant Manager and is responsible for leading the operations team in maximizing long-term value creation; applying our Market-Based Management? (MBM?) culture to achieve excellence in Safety, Compliance, Quality, Customer Service, Performance Metrics, and People Development. The successful candidate will work closely with the organization?s Safety, Environmental, Production, Maintenance, Human Resources, Finance, and Site Leadership Team members to achieve and maintain compliance while simultaneously striving for operations excellence.



  • Leadership of a high-functioning, 24/7/365-day large scale manufacturing operation including people, process, equipment and administration.
  • Manage operations ensuring production goals are met or exceeded with reliable operations, while promoting safety and environmental compliance
  • Build strong customer relations, and create and foster a positive work environment through enthusiasm and team-work.
  • Drive continuous improvement through innovating and transformation of the business.
  • Promote an environment of safety excellence with a mindset focused on the ability to achieve zero injuries & incidents in Environmental, Health, and Safety.
  • Advance our MBM Culture: create a company culture deliberately, and ?by design ? not default?.
  • Recruit, challenge and develop the future leaders of the plant and company.
  • Responsible for people management systems, including employee performance development, recognition, compatibility, and employee progression / readiness.
  • Coach and mentor leaders?


  • Bachelor?s Degree in Engineering, Engineering, Business or a closely related discipline.
  • 5+ years of Management in a large manufacturing plant environment.
  • Effective change agent and relationship development track record in a cross-functional organization
  • Several years of experience in a union-free manufacturing plant environment.
  • Proven track-record of mentoring and developing future leaders.
  • Advanced communication skills ? (written, one-on-one, and presentations).
  • Solid understanding of Lean/Continuous Improvement & other operational excellence principles and techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively teach, coach and mentor people.
  • Ability to work through others to understand and trouble-shoot technical problems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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?www.guardian.com.?? Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.??




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