HR Manager, Employee Relations

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Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 63288


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. 

The global Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.


Location: Corning, NY preferred or Charlotte, NC


Scope of the Position:

  • Manage employee relations at U.S. manufacturing locations (including unionized facilities)
  • Provide ER subject matter expertise to Operations and HR leadership at U.S. manufacturing locations.


  • Corporate representative for ER matters at assigned locations, to include negotiations responsibilities, grievance handling, policy implementation/interpretation, case investigation, advice and counsel to corporate, division and local management teams.
  • Responsible for design and implementation of ER strategies to support corporate, business and plant-level business and people objectives.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, focus on Human Resources Management or Industrial/Labor relations preferred.
    • Master’s degree and HR certification, a plus.
  • 10+ years’ experience in plant and corporate level labor relations roles (or other HR roles having a significant labor relations component) including union environments.
  • Subject matter expertise level in labor relations.


Required Skills:

  • Superior consultation and facilitation skills.
  • Understanding/attention to cultural differences and ability to facilitate solutions globally.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems involving multiple stakeholder groups (business, functional, corporate, etc.).
  • Business Acumen.
  • Problem Solving.
  • HR Service Orientation.
  • Project Management.

Desired Skills:

  • HR Generalist experience.
  • HR experience in a manufacturing environment.

Travel Requirement:

  • Up to 25% domestic travel.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $154,086.00 - $211,869.00 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

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