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Plant Engineering Manager

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Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 201807

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53813


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

•    Define and successfully manage plant portfolios: capital, cost reduction, Performance Excellence, etc
•    Define, manage and support continuous improvement of existing manufacturing processes
•    Lead plant involvement in innovation and product development processes to insure effective transfer of new products and processes to manufacturing
•    Establish a culture that values engineering competency and deployment of the scientific method
•    Assure growth in talent and capability of the plant engineering staff, motivate engineering team and build positive environment in the department 
•    Develop engineering capability, include DMAIC, MEE, automation and support business growth
•    Build an effective technical network of relationships at the plant, division, and corporate level
•    Increase the body of knowledge in support of advancing plant and process technologies and capabilities
•    Responsible for new process introduction and support R&D to develop or introduce new product 
•    Develop department budget and ensure spending is under control 
•    Support maintenance and production to handle troubleshoot the equipment
•    Driving continuous improvement in critical areas, including cost, quality, safety and etc.
•    Work to comply company objectives and goals on Safety and EHS requirement. Obey all company EHS rules (Include: Policy, Procedure, SOP and other requirements)

Education & Experience  

•    Degree of Bachelor and /or above in manufacturing/engineering related major.
•    At least 3 years people management and 3 + years project management experience.

Required Skills                                                

•    Progressive responsibilities in engineering and engineering leadership including engineering department supervisor experience
•    Experience leading teams and departments in meeting continuous improvement goals, making step change process improvements, managing innovation, and expanding technical capability
•    Track record of engineering accomplishment
•    Demonstrated track record of growing talent
•    Knowledge and experience of PEx 
•    Fluent written and oral communication skills in Mandarin & English.

•    Communication and interpersonal skill
•    Self-motivate, independent, willing to work under pressure. 
Desired Skills  

•    Experience with multiple manufacturing processes
•    Experience in technical collaboration with staff engineering groups, managing capital projects, and the innovation process
•    Experience in staff or other areas such as Project Management, Quality or Applications Engineering, Operations, or Performance Excellence
•    Exposure to and understanding of the Technology Community network and resources



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