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Blankmaking Engineering Section Supervisor

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Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49987


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position:

Lead a diverse team of Engineers and Technicians in a fast-paced manufacturing environment focused on: product quality, safety, new technology deployment, manufacturing capacity and cost reduction.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily supervision to ensure superior customer support to the Blankmaking manufacturing area
  • Prioritize support efforts to maximize performance and minimize manufacturing costs
  • Actively participate in establishing department objectives, prioritization and resource allocation as dictated by business priorities or conditions
  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects while also encouraging 100% team participation
  • Develop/maintain systems to monitor equipment and process performance
  • Champion the MEE process and the development of fundamental understanding
  • Provide challenging assignments to direct reports and actively work with them to define and update career plans
  • Develop short/long term equipment and process strategies with regards to equipment life-cycles and continuous improvement
  • Sponsor or lead projects targeted at cost reduction, new products, safety, quality, increased capacity, and other strategic initiatives


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Ceramic Engineering or degree in other Engineering discipline with demonstrated manufacturing experience.
  • Four or more years’ experience in manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to make sound technical decisions both within and outside areas of expertise
  • Strong communications skills and customer orientation
  • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization
  • Project management capability, particularly coordination of multiple, inter-related tasks
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Basic knowledge of fiber optic properties and critical parameters along with the factors that affect them
  • Use scientific method and engineering first principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and executed processes
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of documentation systems


Desired Skills:

  • Supervisory skills, particularly in coaching technical employees
  • Six Sigma/DMAIC Green belt or Black belt certification
  • Project management experience
  • Strong equipment orientation


Soft Skills:

  • Work well both within a multi-disciplined team and independently with minimal oversight
  • Ability to coach and develop others
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5%


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.





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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.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord