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Plant Operations Manager, OCS MTA

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Apodaca, NLE, MX, 66614

Company: Corning

Internal Corning Employees are provided the opportunity to review global job openings for potential interest. However, they are encouraged to do so with the understanding that whether or not they will be considered a candidate for positions located outside their geographic area (city, country, region) will depend on a number of factors such as the availability of local subject matter expertise or qualified talent, the need to obtain and availability of work authorization, costs associated with internal transfer, etc. It will be the decision of the hiring organization whether to permit employees applying outside the local area where the opening exists to be considered a candidate for that opening. It is recommended employees wishing to apply for job openings at Corning make their supervisor aware of their interest before formally applying.


Role Purpose

Direct production and maintenance operations and coordinate with engineering and other staff functions to achieve plant cost, quality, and service objectives while meeting all safety, health, and environmental requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of an operating plan aligned with division, business, and manufacturing strategies to meet key performance objectives
  • Lead execution of operating plan to meet manufacturing and commercial objectives
  • Assure manufacturing capability and performance improvement in support of division, business, and manufacturing strategies
  • Provide focus and direction to plant personnel to assure knowledge and support of plant manufacturing priorities and requirements
  • Maintain and assure efficient operation of all plant assets and equipment
  • Meet all safety and environmental regulatory requirements. Create and maintain a safe working environment for all employees
  • Assure growth in talent and capability of the plant operations staff
  • Build effective relationships within the business, plant staff groups, and with key customers and suppliers where required
  • Champion Lean and other corporate manufacturing initiatives as required



  • B.S. and master’s degree
  • Progressive responsibilities in operations and/or engineering leadership, including operations or engineering department supervisor experience
  • Progressive Mfg/Ops experience (Leadership position in Production, Supply Chain Manager, Kaizen Mgr)
  • 5-10 years of experience across multiple disciplines and increasing project responsibility
  • Experience in leading teams and departments in meeting continuous improvement goals, step change performance improvements, innovation, expanding technical capability, work redesign or other change efforts
  • Experience coordinating activities within functional responsibility and collaborating with other groups to achieve results
  • Demonstrated track record of growing talent
  • Experience with multiple manufacturing processes
  • Experience in staff or project roles such as Quality or Applications Engineering, Supply Chain, or a project assignment
  • Exposure to global manufacturing and business through work or project assignments
  • Deep experience on this area, have been  Manufacturing representative for at least 2 Product Line Teams
  • Have led successfully a significant capacity expansions and lay out reconfigurations with dynamic use of lean principles for short,  medium and long term capacity planning.
  • Have participated or led manufacturing task >=3 New Product or Process Introduction
  • Have the formal knowledge, accredited test and project completion using GB tools


Competencies (knowledge, skills, and behaviors)

  • Act with Integrity and Authenticity
  • Acting Decisively
  • Driving for Results
  • Champion Change and Flexibility
  • Act Quickly and Decisively
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Employee Relations
  • Establishing Relationships
  • Manufacturing and Operations Management
  • Inspire and Motivate
  • Financial Analysis & Management (Manufacturing)
  • Setting Objectives
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Demonstrate Drive and Commitment
  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Compliance
  • Building and Supporting Teams
  • Performance Excellence
  • Leverage Talent

Manufacturing Strategy Formation and Execution