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Manufacturing Department Supervisor

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Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51704


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


  • The Manufactruing Department Supervisor/Operations Department Lead is responsible for providing technical input, solutions and options for improving productivity and efficiencies in the assigned areas of the plant.
  • This individual will be responsible for ensuring a motivated and skilled workforce.
  • The Individual will be required to assess skills, write performance reviews and recommends and/or provide training to ensure department personnel are technically competent to perform assign tasks in the facility.
  • The Corning Canton facility is a continuous operations facility.


  • Responsible for the development and implementation of activities in production area to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.
  • Prioritizes production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.
  • Receives work assignments with general instructions.
  • Directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies.
  • Interact with subordinate supervisors, outside customers and functional peer groups at management levels - interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects/schedules, etc.
  • Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, and checking work at frequent intervals.
  • A portion of time is normally spent performing individual tasks related to the unit or sub-unit
  • Encompasses the direction and inspection of the performance of individuals or a team of associates who put together components to make assemblies, subassemblies, or completed units, or make or process raw materials into finished products in an industrial environment.

Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor in Engineering preferred
  • We are seeking 2 years in prior supervisory or military leadership experience
  • Project management understanding and skills preferred
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Read, analyze and interpret general business documents.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information to groups.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Any Union experience a plus


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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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