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Operations Section Supervisor

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Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49884


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

In this position you will lead the activities of production teams to support the objectives of the plant by developing and implementing plans to; provide a safe work environment, manufacture quality products, maximize the efficiency and output of operations. Other responsibilities include:

• Provide Operational leadership to production shift

• Coordinates resources to meet output, select, and uptime goals.

• Align hourly workforce to reflect business levels.

• Ensure compliance to Plant and Corporate rules and expectations including Plant Policies, Procedures, Safety and housekeeping, Quality Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and production goals

• Will be a key operational role in driving safety for the department.

• Drive process control and process discipline (PCPD), basics of manufacturing (BOM) in the department including the in-house supervisor’s curriculum for shift supervisors.

• Emphasize the development of shift supervisors and hourly employees providing effective coaching and constructive feedback.

• Determine programs and projects to improve productivity and cost reduction.


Travel Requirements:

• Less than 10%

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

• Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; additional hours may be needed.


Required Education:

• Bachelor’s degree.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

• Minimum of 8 years previous leadership experience or equivalent technical or engineering experience.

• Experience working on technical problems or teams with technicians.

• Prior budget responsibility.

• Excellent customer service and people skills.

• Ability to train, coach, and direct others.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.


Desired Skills:

• Employee Relations experience.

• Safety, Health, Environmental compliance.

• Experience in Six Sigma, Lean or Continuous Improvement.

• Ability to lead multi-functional teams through ambiguity and effectively manage change.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Ability to work with all levels of the organization.

• Act with Integrity and Authenticity

• Act Quickly and Conclusively

• Value Differences in People and Ideas

• Champion Change and Flexibility

• Communicate and Engage – written and verbal

• Drive Deployment

• Establish Direction and Build Dedication

• Focus on Customers

• Support, Motivate and use Talent

• Building Effective Teams

• Ability to handle conflicts

• Developing Direct Reports and Others

• Listening


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.


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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning