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TCP Production Coordinator

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Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58114


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 Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Purpose of New Position:

  • To assist with the overall coordination and communication of schedules, assignments and direction of production personnel to expedite the flow of product through the plant in the most efficient manner.
  • Focus on coordination between all 4 shifts.
  • Manage overall plant product flow, inventories, and OOF.



  • Continuous attention to safety; Create a safe working culture & environment
  • Support Lean principles and efforts 
  • Manage product flow for priority orders
  • Review production needs over the next 1-5 days; Coordinate plans for product flow with planning department, ops department manager, team leaders, and production coordinators
  • Manage OOF product and work with planning department to disposition
  • Work with shift teams to manage queue at each process step
  • Work with production coordinators to maintain consistency between shifts in product flow and queues
  • Identify and isolate the source of problems whenever possible, taking corrective action with the direction of the production supervisor or department manager 
  • Identify and implement actions to improve product flow efficiency throughout the plant
  • Escalate recurring issues (Quality, product flow, etc.) to a supervisor, MET and Engineering
  • Document instructions, issues, resolutions, and deviations in the shift handoff
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and trainings required by plant management


Work Hours & Expectations

  • Typical work schedule is 40 hours Monday through Friday, dayshift
  • Work may require limited overtime and support on each shift; Work schedules will be jointly agreed upon by the employee and Ops Readiness Lead
  • Work is anticipated with the planning groups at HCP, NCP, and WCP (occasional travel between plants)


Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required 
  • 5+ years of service and/or experience in cable manufacturing 
  • Must not be in progressive discipline process; Dependability as reflected in attendance records


Required Skills 

  • Strong commitment to enhancing safety culture 
  • Demonstrated ability to direct cable production processes in accordance with SOP’s and M.I.’s; Ability to communicate to production personnel, the processes and procedures necessary to ensure the product and the quality of cable. 
  • Knowledge of cable processing, manufacturing equipment and raw materials used throughout plant, specifically Ribbon.
  • Education/experience in areas of Human Relations and supervisory responsibilities preferred.
  • Certified and experienced Manufacturing Associate; Broad understanding of Plant Operations
  • Proven problem-solving skills 
  • Able to work within a team environment and collaborate across organizational boundaries to organize activities 
  • Results oriented, understand urgency of deadlines, and follow tasks to completion 
  • Strong verbal and written communication, presentation, & interpersonal skills
  • Effective in managing multiple priorities / tasks and managing time effectively
  • Strong work ethic, sense of urgency, and good planning / organization skills
  • Proficiency with standard computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); Experience with SAP and CoMET


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.

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