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HR Generalist, Salt Lake City, Woodland & Murphysboro

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Date: May 22, 2022

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84107

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53015


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.


Aiming at deepening the connections between employees and Corning to enable the life-changing innovations, the global Human Resource (HR) Function focuses on culture, talent, global diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), as well as impact to evolve how HR provides strategic, proactive, and timely solutions to create a competitive advantage for Corning. HR will ensure Corning’s culture to attract and consistently develop the best global talent to deliver business needs, new and existing global employees choose a long career at Corning while Corning HR has also established an intuitive DE&I mindset and leverage diverse talent to enable breakthrough innovations.


Role Purpose:

  • Support the HR team and plant leadership business partnership to align with HR objectives and initiatives to execute the business strategy.
  • Ensure the administration of HR programs / processes / policies, establish and reinforce Corning Values and positive work environment, while complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • This position would help support the Salt Lake City, UT; Woodland, CA; and Murphysboro, IL facilities



  • Support the plant HR manager to ensure that all sites have the right talent to execute the plant’s strategy and achieve desired business results.
  • Coach and counsel plant management in development and demonstration of leadership and management practices required to establish and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Establish and maintain a presence on the plant floor to keep a read on the pulse of the organization.
  • Assist in successful implementation of global HR business processes in the plants.
  • Ensure plant compliance with HR-related legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Effectively manage the hiring process for all hourly and temporary employees and assist in diversity and inclusion efforts for all facilities.
  • Take ownership for specific HR initiatives that support the effective operations of the organization by developing and or delivering HR programs (e.g. attendance tracking, training, and employee communications).
  • Effectively manage AAP processes.
  • Recommend areas for standardization of HR programs / processes / policies, as appropriate, to reduce complexity of administration and associated costs.
  • Build HR reputation through value-added interactions with customers.
  • Responsible for analysis and reporting of data contained in the HR systems.
  • Tracks and documents employment issues and requests (e.g., FMLA, workers compensation) as required for procedural and legislative purposes.
  • Provides voice of the customer feedback on HR programs / processes / policies and ease of use.
  • Support hourly compensation and performance management processes including talent development plans, performance reviews, and discipline processes.
  • Completes data steward responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned


Travel Requirements: Travel to support each facility as needed (estimated 10%)


Preferred Background/Experience:

  • 0 - 3 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, Labor Relations or equivalent. Master’s degree in related area and/or HR certifications– a plus.
  • Successful track record of performance working in Manufacturing environment.
  • Successful track record of performance as a Plant HR Specialist, Generalist or Center of Excellence (COE) role.


Required Skills:

  • Hands-on self-starter, capable of juggling multiple priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, allowing for communication across entire organization
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills
  • Ability to foster change and promote and implement improvements
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet)
  • Organizational and corporate agility
  • HR service orientation and technical expertise
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Must be willing to flex schedule on occasion to ensure coverage of shifts and events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across cultures, payrolls, etc.


Desired Skills:

  • Successful track record in the administration of HR or Business processes or programs.
  • Successful track record in fast-paced work environment (taking initiative, working independently & handling multiple priorities).
  • Knowledge of hourly selection processes.
  • Proficiency with the Time and Attendance System, Kronos.


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, 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: Salt Lake City