Furnace Department Lead

  • Northwestern Glass Fab
  • Fridley, MN

Website Northwestern Glass Fab

Northwestern Glass Fab is searching for a block lead that will be responsible for tempering furnace operations on first and second shifts!

What makes Northwestern Glass Fab unique? Founded in 1912, Northwestern Glass Fab, a division of Brin Glass Company, has been providing fabricated glass and aluminum to its customers for over 100 years. Our commitment to quality and the ability to deliver precision custom fabricated glass products on a timely basis has us shipping product to customers located all over North America.

As a privately held ESOP company, Northwestern Glass Fab offers incredible benefits and a unique employee-owned culture focused on living our core values every day: We Show Up. We Bring It. We Do It Right. We invite you to consider investing your strengths here.

What We Offer:

  • Health, Dental, Life and Vision Insurance
  • Flex Benefits – including Medical Expense and Dependent Care
  • Weekly pay through a collective bargaining agreement
  • Pension plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Career development and advancement opportunities


Job Purpose: The Furnace Department Lead will be responsible for tempering furnace operations on first and second shifts. Daily tasks include but are not limited to completing the daily production schedule for each shift and ensuring the exception and batch reports are cleared. All scheduled orders need to be ready to ship on time and meet quality specifications.

Work Schedule: First shift, 6:00am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all glass tempering operations.
  • Responsible to hire, train, coach, develop, mentor, and discipline the furnace team.
  • Responsible to ensure all scheduled orders and remakes are completed on time each day.
  • Responsible to accomplish production goals in a safe and reliable manner.
  • Responsible to handle any personnel issues that require immediate action and to communicate with leadership the details of any incidents.
  • Actively participate in daily production meetings.
  • Responsible to hold daily team meetings with each shift to review daily expectations and to determine if there are any safety or maintenance issues to report.
  • Responsible to ensure all products completed meet or exceed quality expectations.
  • Responsible for maintenance and care of the furnace block equipment.
  • Complete special projects and other duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Leadership experience
  • Basic computer entry and ability to use other small devices.
  • Glass fabrication experience preferred.
  • ERP or production software experience preferred.
  • Able to use power tools such as drills and saws.
  • Able to operate forklifts.


About Brin: Established in 1912, Brin Glass Company, the parent company of Northwestern Glass Fab, has been a leader in the glazing industry for the upper Midwest for over 100 years. We have 5 divisions operating out of four locations: Fridley, St. Cloud, Duluth, and Minneapolis. Our mission is to provide superior quality products and service while providing a safe and stable work environment for our employees, who will be encouraged to grow their knowledge and skills. We have created an environment that allows our team the freedom to succeed, fed by inspiration within the company, and to be recognized for their achievements.

Brin is made up of people who are united around our mission and personally invested in delivering top results. If you are looking to join a company with a strong reputation and values-driven culture, Brin Glass Company is the place to be! Visit www.BrinGlass.com to learn more.


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