Manufacturing Supervisor, Rotation Leader

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Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62423


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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


Manufacturing Supervisor primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor shift activities to ensure adherence to production scheduling, communicate performance to leadership, and provide direct instruction to production personnel.
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels by evaluating performance capability, machine capacity, and maximize production efficiencies to meet plant demands.
  • Train, supervise, and review the performance of assigned staff as required.
  • Perform administrative duties which may include establishing employee schedules, processing time and attendance, administrating overtime, generating and processing pertinent reports (i.e. production reports, safety investigations, etc.) and other duties as required.
  • Responsible for the safety and security of plant personnel and equipment, executing production related communication activities, and coordination between affected departments, participate in Kaizen and 5-S line audits, and serve as an area owner for designated manufacturing areas.
  • Understand, communicate, and administer organizational policies, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement as well as perform investigations and manage disciplinary actions when necessary.

This position works closely with operations management, safety, quality, engineering, and various other support functions.


Hours of work/work schedule:

  • This position supports a continuous 24/7 manufacturing operation.
  • Must be able to work any shift as assigned, including 12 hour rotating shifts on nights, weekends, etc.
  • Must be able to adjust work schedule as required.

Requirements for the Manufacturing Supervisor:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc)
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing safety and OSHA regulations
  • Ability to lead in a team-oriented environment, display a commitment to assisting and working with others, demonstrate safe behavior, drive department/plant safety goals, and support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents (i.e. safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals), write routine reports and correspondence, and to speak effectively before various audiences.
  • Ability to grasp technical details and understand impacts of the process and requirements for successful performance/quality organization.
  • Willingness to learn new things quickly and apply them. Also, willingness to ask for help so that issues are minimized
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • 1-5+ years of experience in a supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment. 

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Engineering or Technical Bachelor’s Degree.   
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft products.

Manufacturing Supervisor Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements listed in this section include, but are not limited, to the motor/physical abilities and skills to successfully undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to empower individuals with disabilities to undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk up to 75% of the time or more.
  • The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $61,849.00   -  $85,043.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.

Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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