Senior Scientist, Product Development

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Division : Guardian Science & Technology Center Location : Carleton MI US 48117
% of Travel Required : None Job Type : Full Time Career Level : Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff) Education : Doctorate Skill : Engineering -> Chemical, Ceramic, Material Science, Optical Thin Films, Wet Coatings, R & D, Project Management
Category : Engineering,Science,Research & Development Job Description :
Guardian is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., with leading positions in flat glass, fabricated glass products, fiberglass insulation and other building materials for commercial, residential and automotive markets. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Guardian’s annual revenues are in excess of $5 billion.

Through the Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation, including development of high-performance glass coatings and other advanced products. The goal is to move away from commodity products into more value-added applications with preferred market positions and higher margins. This strategy has been very successful in recent years; revenues and profits have increased dramatically in the past eight years. The Science and Technology Center now has a staff of over 100, up from just a handful in 2000. The ongoing performance of the Center is critical to Guardian’s continued success.

We are currently looking for an experienced Lead Material Scientist to join our Science and Technology Center team, located in Carleton, Michigan.

Specific responsibilities will include:
•Lead technology development in New Product Development Project(s)
•Design, Develop and Integrate components to make high performance glass products
•Develop new components in conjunction with key suppliers, lead Joint Development initiatives
•Define technical strategy for project team
•Develop and execute experimental project plan
•Define IP strategy for the project
•May supervise direct technical reports
Job Requirements :
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and traits:
•Advanced degree in Physics, Chemical or Material, Engineering
•Experience in designing and developing relatively complex products that can be manufactured on a high-volume production line
•Success in developing new products that have been introduced into the marketplace
•Basic program management experience
•Technical breadth plus competence in analytical skills (math, statistics, RRCA, LEAN, 6-Sigma)
•Self-starter, independent
•Leadership Ability
•Creative problem solver
To thrive at Guardian you will possess a sense of urgency to resolve issues while maintaining attention to detail to assure high quality work, adaptability to changing environments and a drive to exceed expectations.Guardian Industries Corp. offers competitive compensation and benefits packages as well as opportunities for long-term career growth.


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