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Manufacturing Section Supervisor

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Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42007


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics 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 Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will facilitate and direct daily production activities to ensure control and compliance to established process control and operating procedures. We look for you to achieve plant requirements for safety, quality, delivery, selects, uptime, throughput and cost


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Schedule resources and prioritizes activities to assure efficient production schedule compliance to include product changeovers, upgrades, experiments, new product runs, training and maintenance activities.
  • Provides daily direction to production and maintenance employees, team leaders, technicians and engineers on established procedures and policies
  • Communicate and report production and process performance metrics to production teams, plant operations staff and functional leaders. Ensure that production targets and delivery requirements are met on a daily and weekly basis
  • Engage with plant teams and functional groups responsible for identifying and implementing process improvements & cost reduction projects
  • Perform performance reviews and develop and reinforce career and talent development plans for salaried/indirect labor and hourly/direct labor employees
  • Ensure that the production process is operating in compliance to established process control set-points and operating procedures. Enforce process discipline and rigorous change control
  • Ensure the protection of Corning's Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Develop, implement and monitor training, qualification, certification and development programs for new and experienced operators, team leaders and engineers
  • Facilitate and monitor all process/equipment changes and experimental plans involving the production process, including process improvement, new product trial runs, equipment/tooling redesign, raw material, batch and/or component changes


Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.
  • May need to support off shift manufacturing as needed.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor degree required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of frontline supervisory or team leader experience within a plant manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated capability to hold people and teams accountable to process control and discipline.
  • Successive manufacturing supervisor experience (team leader, section supervisor)
  • Experience with leading teams and projects to meet significant continuous. improvement goals, cost reduction or performance improvement initiatives.
  • Experience and understanding of process management systems, process control and discipline techniques.
  • Trained and experienced in supervisory effectiveness, conflict resolution and effective listening skills.
  • Training and understanding of cost accounting and managing for profitability.
  • Trained and experienced in fundamentals of safety and health.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Prefer experience Camstar and PI Vision or similar data systems.
  • Experience in a process engineering role, capable to perform in-depth analysis to solve complex problems.
  • Exposure to launching and ramping new products into manufacturing.
  • Green Belt certified in Performance Excellence, Lean and DMAIC methods.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to drive change within manufacturing.
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Creative/innovative problem-solving.
  • Ability to thoroughly carry assignments to completion.
  • Results-oriented and high commitment.


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.

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