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Operations Team Leader

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Date: Jun 30, 2019

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36387


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 lead and coach manufacturing employees for the Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies 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 and sample making 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.
  • Manage 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:

  • 40+ hours/week, rotating 3 shifts plus possible weekends.


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:

  • Experience working on technical problems or teams with technicians.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Ability to train, coach, and direct others.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Character ethic, integrity and leadership.
  • 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.


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.

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