Analytical lead scientist -- Durability

Job Locations US-MI-Carleton
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/21/2017 10:08 AM)
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Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications; automotive trim; and the distribution of building products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 18,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Fabrication, a division within Guardian Glass, produces products for a variety of industries including architecture, transportation, appliances, and electronics. More at



    • Become in-house SME on existing durability testing by reviewing and updating current test procedures. Establish and maintain knowledge of latest technological/scientific trends
    • Guide and support maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory accelerated environmental resistance equipment such as fog chambers, UV and Xenon weatherometers, and temperature-humidity chambers.
    • Actively seek/develop new/improve existing durability test methodology to enhance product efficiency and field performance predictability.
    • Establish product reliability database through accelerated lab testing and test method development, accelerated field testing (EMMA/EMMAQUA), field failure and success analysis.
    • Work with R&D scientists to analyze results and troubleshoot any issues with products or lab instrumentation/equipment.
    • Work with corporate and regional teams on test setup, maintenance, troubleshooting, and failure analysis as needed


    • M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, Material Science, Paint and Coatings Engineering, or Chemical Engineering 5-10 yrs, or Ph.D. & 3-5 yrs of industrial experience
    • Hands-on experience with standard ASTM, ISO coating environmental resistance testing standards: fog (salt, humidity, CASS); adhesion, etc.
    • In-depth knowledge of the main scientific root causes of the most important material surface properties: corrosion phenomena, oxidation phenomena, passivation, chemical resistance, mechanical properties such as hardness and scratch resistance.
    • Knowledgeable regarding coating science and technology, including testing and application
    • Working knowledge in applied quality control methods including SPC, control charting, gage R&Rs, statistical DoE
    • Knowledgeable of reliability analysis, reliability prediction methods and accelerated life testing
    Must be able to clearly communicate scientific information both written and oral



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Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  




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