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Machine Shop Supervisor

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Date: May 13, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46144


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position:

• Operational supervision across 2 shifts of operations

• Machining support for all R,D, & E projects at Sullivan Park

• Direct customer interface with work requestors

• Driving safety culture within the department

• Budget responsibility for shop budget spend and work order credits

• Capital planning to support changing needs of R&D and maintenance of shop capabilities

• Resource planning for business continuation


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Supervision of ~ 14 Union Machinists including time and attendance

• Work order management, prioritization and work assignments to Machinists

• Estimating and design support

• Material specification and procurement

• Coordination with outside machine shops and secondary processing services (coating, hardening, etc.)


Travel Requirements: Occasional trips to outside shops or secondary processing vendors • Equipment shows or vendor visits for new equipment identification


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typical 8-5 or alignment with shifts

Required Education: 4 year technical degree

Required Years and Area of Experience: 5 years production or shop operational experience


Required Skills:

• Machine shop experience or working knowledge of machine shop operations

• Strong customer service aptitude

• Basic mechanical design and estimating capability

• Working knowledge of materials, heat treating and surface finishes


Desired Skills:

• Union supervisory experience

• Solidworks and Mastercam experience

• Organizational strategy development

• Change Agent

• Budget management

• Lean fundamentals understanding

• Peoplesoft and e-Catalog procurement experience


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Strong organizational skills and work flow planning

• Open and engaging communication skills

• Listening skills

• Flexibility and change management

• Creative drive


This position does not support visa assistance


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning