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Molding Manager

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66614

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56014


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.

We’re looking for a proven leader who’s eager to grow, manage, and inspire a group that includes but not limited to Molding Engineering (Process, Tooling, Maintenance, Drying, Mfg. data), Supply Chain, Production and Quality. As a hands-on Molding Manager, you’ll get the opportunity to shape and implement standard processes for a molding operation as well as make key decisions re in-house production and vendor procurement.

The Molding Manager manages direct and indirect labor, raw materials, supplies, machines and equipment resources maximizing results in productivity, quality in a timely basis with a minimum cost. Ensures coordination of the department efforts to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) like safety, OEE, labor efficiency, quality, schedule attainment, material usage variance and strongly supports the success of new product launches and productivity projects and overall Operations objectives.

You’ll be a key member of the leadership team and an integral part of helping our company achieve short-term delivery targets and longer-term growth and sustainability goals. 



  • Provide leadership, coaching to managers and supervisors to achieve all goals in Safety, OEE, Labor Efficiency, Quality, Schedule Attainment, and Material Usage Variance
  • Define and drive standardized work (SOPs) throughout all areas and functions
  • Implement, maintain, and always enforce 5S discipline throughout the operation areas
  • Lead TPM culture across the functions and individuals
  • Fully embrace and drive HOP safety management philosophy, striving to achieve a culture where individuals learns and feed/adjust systems for long term sustainability of safety
  • Develop a leadership culture centered on agility, strategic thinking and people development & engagement
  • Ensure that organizational capability is properly align with business landscape and organization objectives
  • Lead the organization to master Pex/Lean/Quality core and advanced tools to evolve while embrace new manufacturing technologies and methods to deliver a true lean and agile Molding Operation
  • Monitor and manage the work assignments and personnel for Molding department.
  • Develop and maintain discipline at the supervisory level to maintain and enforce standards
  • Ensure workforce resources are adequate to meet the organization’s production schedule and efficiency targets
  • Evaluate production and determine ways to improve efficiency of operations while ensuring the achievement of quality standards and delivery under customer expectations
  • Ensure that issues regarding new/existing products are resolved in a timely and cost-efficient manner
  • Train, develop, mentor, and assist subordinates in all of the departments that fall within Molding operation
  • Monitor and drive optimization of the inventory of raw materials, molded components, IMMs, ancillary equipment, tooling, molds and components, operating supplies, and capital expenditures.
  • Monitor and assist with the establishment of tool samples and design experiments for new and existing molds and new molded components.
  • Coordinate and manage the tooling demands and requirements for the manufacturing facility and support the molding operations.
  • Coordinate and implement standard processes for tooling, molding, and process controls between company molding locations across division in alignment with corporate initiatives.
  • Manage tooling and piece part cost for the company along with external vendor(s).
  • Collaborate with staff to determine whether tooling and molded components should be manufactured in-house or procured from outside vendor(s).
  • Lead project management of work taking place at outside vendors
  • Partner with MDE, Technology, Product Lines, and other divisional groups in the coordination and success of any new launches in area of responsibility
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science or MS Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing/Operations)
  • Preferred a degree with emphasis in Plastic Injection Molding or related


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • +10 years’ of technical experience in manufacturing environment related to Molding, tooling and equipment maintenance, product development and product introduction.
  • +5 years’ managerial experience with 3 years or more experience managing molding department(s) and/or tool room(s)



Pay Grade: Grade D 

Employee Referral Amount: $12,000.00