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Process Engineering Supervisor

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56643


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Purpose of Position: 

Provide technical leadership to engineering team in support of continuous improvement in process, cost reduction, quality, development and production improvement efforts while driving accountability and monitoring progress.


Day to Day Responsibilities

• Assign objectives and projects to direct reports. Provide guidance on project priority to ensure direct reports are focused on the appropriate project if conflicts arise.

• Prioritize project work and provide capital budget recommendations

• Ownership of the plant’s cost reduction portfolio.

• Coach and mentor engineering personnel as appropriate to build and leverage skill sets to enhance effectiveness of engineering group.

• Hire, train, supervise, and develop staff. Plan for succession.

• Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects.

• Manage working relationships across functional groups to accomplish business objectives

• Define process limitations based on current equipment and process capabilities.

• Develop strategies aimed at achieving manufacturing performance targets for both new and existing processes.

• Develop strategies for increased material utilization.

• Leverage available resource skill sets around the division and company in areas of technology, quality, and division engineering.

• Interface with and support Development and Plant engineering on new product and process introductions, raw material changes, and equipment design changes.

• Apply DMAIC principles to achieve project objectives.


Required Skills:

• Strong technical abilities and experience

• Strong demonstrated leadership skills

•Strong soft skills as: persuasion, negotiation, influencing, leadership, people development

• Results orientated and high commitment

• Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and high levels of uncertainty and change

• Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills

• Good written and verbal communications skills

• Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries

• Process improvement experience

• Presentation skills


Desired Skills:

• Structured problem solving skills (e.g. KT, DMAIC).

• Project management skills

• DMAIC Six Sigma methodology

• Green Belt Certified


Qualifications & Experience:

• Bachelors degree in engineering or related field

• 5+ years experience in technical / engineering field

• 2+ years experience supervising personnel

• Knowledge of Problem Solving tools, such as: DMAIC, error proofing, KT.

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