Operations Department Leader

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Date: Feb 21, 2024

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60934


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.  Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers.  


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets.


We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Job Description Overview

The Operations Department Lead is responsible for providing technical input, solutions, and options for improving productivity and efficiencies in the assigned areas of the plant located in Canton, NY.  This individual will be responsible for ensuring a motivated and skilled workforce.  The Operations Lead will be required to assess skills, write performance reviews and recommends and/or provide training to ensure department personnel are technically competent to perform assign tasks in the facility.  The Corning Canton facility is a continuous operations facility.


Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree required, Bachelor's in Engineering preferred

• 2 years supervisory or prior military leadership experience required

• Minimum of 2 years relevant manufacturing experience required

• Project management understanding and skills preferred

• Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form

• Ability to write reports and business correspondence and effectively present information to groups

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and organizational/time management skills

• Union experience a plus

*US Citizenship required


*In order to comply with Corning’s government contract requirements at this location, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will need to provide documentation of your U.S. citizen status. 


Responsibilities & Duties

• Responsible for the development and implementation of activities in production area to meet production goals, quality, and costs

• Prioritizes production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply

• Directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies

• Conduct presentations of technical information with subordinates, customers and functional peer groups at management levels

• Manage performance of individuals/teams assembling components for assemblies, subassemblies, or completed units



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is $94,162.00 - $129,473.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions.

  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.

  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career.

  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.

  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. To request an accommodation, please contact us at accommodations@corning.com .


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Massena

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