COATER EQUIPMENT SUPERVISOR - (Reliability Engineering Focus) - De Witt, IA

Job Locations US-IA-DeWitt
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/9/2017 6:54 PM)
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Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a diversified, global company with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value-added coated, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics for the automotive and commercial truck industries, providing solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S. based distributor of specialty building products. For more information, visit


Guardian is an entrepreneurial environment for results-oriented individuals with a unique culture that focuses on results, playing to win and rewarding employees for their commitment to excellence.


Coater Equipment Supervisor

[Reliability Engineering Focus]


The position will be responsible for the following: (U.S. Citizen or Green Card)



    • Provide leadership and direction to the safety of all employees and visitors to the facility.
    • Ensure all planned maintenance activities are completed safely, cost effectively, on-time and to standard
    • Coordinate and lead the monthly preventative maintenance process (called “vents”), for our “large-area” glass coater. [Our particular Coater is a “Terra-G” Magnetron sputtering system for optical thin films].
    • Lead asset reliability program in effort to deliver best in class reliability and maintenance effectiveness
    • Support/lead troubleshooting of the coater equipment
    • Participate in Cap-X improvements in a Lean-Manufacturing, cross-functional environment.
    • Develop crew members for the improvement of individual and organization performance.
    • Lead performance management and corrective action processes for team.
    • Maintain our plant’s union-free status through the use of positive employee relations.
    • Work jointly with plant engineers and maintenance personnel to meet process performance requirements at the coater and peripheral support equipment, i.e., washer, control systems and conveyors.
    • Monitor product quality and maintain processes to improve the quality of vacuum coating processes and other techniques such as sampling plans, experimental design, process capability analysis, and process improvement plans. 


    The background and experience requirements for this position are as follows:

    • Bachelor Degree in technically related field.
    • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience working in a fast pace 24/7 manufacturing environment.
    • Demonstrated success in measuring and improving processes to meet organization goals
    • Knowledge of accepted maintenance best practices and reliability practices
    • Demonstrated experience in leading positive employee engagement
    • Ability to coordinate with other departments and managers and work as a team
    • Knowledgeable at maintaining accurate employee documentation and files
    • Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Experience with CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management Systems)


    • An understanding of Thin-Film-Optical-Coatings is desired, but not required.
    • Certification as a Maintenance and Reliability Professional is desired but not required


Why work for Guardian?


  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • 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 about Guardian Industries Corp., visit us at


Guardian Industries Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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