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Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US, 31520

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44408


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.


Scope: Member of Planning and Scheduling team at Winston Salem Cable Plant. Responsible for execution of scheduling of manufacturing operations.



  • Schedule production in the most efficient and cost effective manner, based on equipment, labor and material availability to achieve operational objectives. Activities include:
    • Dating sales orders
    • Releasing production orders to operations
    • Assigning fiber
    • Assigning finished goods to sales orders
  • Review production processes and coordinate with other planners / schedulers.
  • Participate on teams focused on process improvements, including ware flow, cycle time.
  • Participate on teams focused on improvement to MRP system, processes and data.
  • Provide inputs and maintain planning and scheduling metrics.


Education / Experience: Bachelors Degree (Engineering, Supply Chain or Business preferred)


Required Skills:

  • 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude
  • Comprehensive computer and Microsoft Office knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of SAP or other MRP system, preferred
  • Knowledge of basic principles of supply chain – planning, forecasting, capacity, and purchasing
  • Able to problem solve
  • Communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills 


Soft skills: Detail oriented, accurate, organized, team player, flexible, reliable, ability to multi-task


Hours / work schedule: 8am-5pm, M-F. 40+ hours / week.  Weekend / off-hours coverage required


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 



We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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: Brunswick