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Sr. Production Supervisor

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Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54608


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.

  1. Purpose of Position.     


  1. Lead  manufacturing activities to achieve efficient operations  directing and supervising  the performance of individuals and team of associates who put together components to make assemblies or process raw materials into finished products in an industrial environment in order to exceed Quality, Cost, Delivery, Morale and Safety goals



  1. Mention the major responsibilities and tasks of the position.



  1. Lead  manufacturing activities to achieve efficient operations
    1. Productivity Analysis and Improvement Plans
    2. Implement update and maintain Flex Staffing Model (Where applicable)
    3. Ensure to have staff capacity and equipment according to demand
    4. Ensure keeping up to date capacity levels in SAP in agreement with the S&OP requirements and the actual order entry
    5. Support Value Stream Map creation  and Maintenance
    6. Lead daily  Core Team meetings
    7. Lead the core team to meet and exceed bussiness unit goals and metrics
    8. Maintain close surveillance over manufacturing activities  through reports, meetings and continuous feedback
  2. Assure data driven efficient  utilization and achievement of
    1. Budget, personnel, equipment and facilities
    2. VOH,FOH and materials cost
    3. Stretch cost target goals
  3. Assure frequent revisions, active participation and improvement plans on
    1. Profit and loss statements to identify opportunities of improvement
    2. Product Line Team meetings
    3. Weekly meetings
    4. Performance Review of Operations meetings
    5. Coaching plans for other Supervisors to help them understand their role in the achievement of QCDMS metrics
    6. Lead and participate with the team for corrective and preventive actions resolution within the alloted timeframe
  4. Lead or support projects for cost reduction and/or area initiatives and cost reduction projects
  5. Assist on the preparation of executive and  staff presentations (participate-when applicable)
  6. Focus on delivering changes through people development and management
  7. Accomplishes manufacturing results by coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  8. Complete production plan by scheduling and assigning personell;accomplishing work results;establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems;reporting results of processing flow on shift production summaries
  9. Maintains manufacturing information updated
  10. Drive improvements and maintain  safe culture and clean work in compliance with established policies, procedures, 5’s culture and safety
  11. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; internal benchmarking.
  12. Manage vacations and attendance for direct reports
  13. Point of contact for new product/process introductions to ensure safety, ergonomics, 5’s and productivity goals are met
  14. Lead and participate on TPM and Lean activities
  15. Assurance of the certification and training of  all personnel assigned
  16. Coordinate monthly PSA inventories activities, keeping track of the discrepancies of PSA inventories (SAP)
  17. Participate in the TL9000, ISO 14000 audits to keep the certification.
  18. Contribute in corrective and preventive actions documentation, implementation and execution



  1. Internal and External Customers.
  1. Internal.
    1. Quality department
    2. Engineering department
    3. PEx/Lean department
    4. Supply Chain department
    5. Other production lines (Where applicable)                               


  1. External.
      1. Demand Planners
      2. Product Line Management
    1. Product Development department
    2. Other


  1. Personnel Directed.
        1. Operators
        2. Group Leaders
        3. Data Collectors
        4. Material Handlers                                      


6.    Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements.


 A. Education.

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent    
  • Master degree (preferred)                                            

       B. Work Experience.

  • 5 years of experience in the Manufacturing field
  • 3 or more years of experience in leading and/or supervising personnel

C. Skills.

  • Proficient English and Spanish
  • Understanding and experience of Lean Manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping Basic/Preferred
  • Green Belt Certified Basic/Preferred
  • Data driven decision making
  • Quality Systems and TPM knowledge Basic
  • Project Management experience Preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Dynamic and able to manage multiple activities and prioritize
  • Strong Leadership Skills to effectively manage cross functional teams
  • People development
  • Ability to Manage diverse resources N/A
  • Financial knowledge (preferred) N/A


7. Extraordinary Activities.

A.  Contribute and participate in Internal and External Audits in department, as well as being responsible for the good results of such.

    Some examples of Audits are: ISO, TL, 5's, Safety, Sarbox, among others