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Machining Team Leader - 2nd Shift - Phoenix, AZ

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Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51843


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Hours of Work:

  • 2nd Shift - 4 PM - 1 AM, Monday - Friday

Scope of Role:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.
  • Prioritizes production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.
  • Receives work assignments with general instructions.
  • Directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies.
  • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results likely to cause delays in schedules. Interacts daily with subordinates and/or functional peer groups.
  • May interact with subordinate supervisors, outside customers and functional peer groups at management levels.
  • Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects/schedules, etc.
  • Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, and checking work at frequent intervals.
  • A portion of time is normally spent performing individual tasks related to the unit or sub-unit.
  • Encompasses the direction and inspection of the performance of individuals who machine components that will eventually be made into finished products in an industrial environment

Job Duties:

  • Develop machining & maintenance department strategy based on plant objectives and provide guidance and direction for the successful implementation of those plans
  • Manages the daily activities of the machining department while developing positive working relationships
  • Responsible for monitoring and improving performance metrics for CNC machines and horizonal mills (OEE,TAU, labor productivity, compliance to schedule)
  • Conducts daily department meetings with cross functional representation to prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply
  • Works within department and other functional groups on resolution of quality, performance or downtime issues in a timely fashion
  • Participates or leads cost reduction projects to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives
  • Support the plant’s change management program ensuring changes meet product quality, cost and productivity targets
  • Provides training to employees as needed on new processes, procedures, or equipment
  • Ensure employee focus through communication of priorities
  • Create and maintain positive, motivating employee relations aligned with corporate and business values
  • Sustain open communications with P&M / A&T employees both one-on-one and in group forums
  • Maintain and implement all required safety regulations and housekeeping standards on a consistent basis
  • Assists and/or leads in the performance of investigations and resolutions of manufacturing issues that affect product or process performance
  • Support the ISO 9000 and AS9100 standards
  • Attends and participates in necessary plant meetings

Education & Experience:

  • We require a BS/BA degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • We are seeking a minimum of 5+ years quality, engineering or operations experience within a manufacturing environment
  • At least 2+ years of managerial or supervisory experience.
  • Track record of success and leadership accomplishment
  • Performance Excellence experience preferable Green Belt certified in a methodology (DMAIC, 6-Sigma, Lean)
  • Data analysis skills to chart and interpret data to make decisions / understand relationships
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse employee group across many levels of management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office tools, electronic document management and ERP systems

Desired Skills:

  • Supervision of a CNC work center, desired, but not required
  • Experience in machining operations
  • Living Corning’s values
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills and networking across departments within the plant
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals from various cultural backgrounds, regions, and levels in the organization
  • Performance Excellence (Six Sigma) Green Belt or Black Belt
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required (5-10%)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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: Phoenix