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Operations Team Leader, Big Flats

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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

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.



Scope of Position:

In this role, you will lead and coach manufacturing employees for the CPT business at the Big Flats plant. Your responsibilities will include shift performance towards production objectives and personnel adherence to plant procedures, policies, and documentation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Frontline leadership for production operations
  • Working with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering and operations related problems.
  • Lead shift operations to achieve production goals.
  • Provide focus and direction to production employees.
  • Lead resources (people, materials, equipment) to optimize throughput and quality.
  • Balance production with validation runs, equipment upgrades, process improvements and maintenance activities.
  • Meet all safety, environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Build a culture of process discipline and change management.
  • Track and report production metrics.
  • Develop staffing and training plans for production operators.
  • Establish effective relationships with union and support groups.


Travel Requirements:

Limited, under 10%.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

24/7 rotating shifts


Education and Experience:

  • BS Engineering or related technical field.
  • Minimum of 0-3+ years of leadership or supervisory experience (work, school, or community).


Required Skills:

  • Character ethic, integrity and leadership.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Ability to train, coach, and direct others.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Process control and discipline.
  • Capacity to learn and grow.
  • Strong customer advocacy.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with early stage manufacturing and new product delivery.
  • Union relations.
  • FDA regulations and cGMP.
  • Safety, Health, Environmental compliance preferred


Soft Skills:

  • Effective team building and leadership.
  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to work outside of role to move the team forward.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.
  • Conflict management.
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic.
  • Personal initiative and commitment.
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to establish relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills.


Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.


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.

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