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Materials Supervisor

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Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44532


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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

Provide operational leadership, expertise and practical support in an RD&E setting. In this position you will lead the activities to support the objectives of the Materials Management group. Manage policies, standards and processes, to strive for continuous improvement and sustainable performance. The work involves areas of local, federal, corporate regulations and compliance. The role includes interfacing with GES, Legal, WPS, and external regulators. Primary areas include chemical inventory management, regulatory compliance for Dangerous Goods shipping, Hazard communication (SDS/GHS management & authoring and labeling) and research & sheet glass inventory management (MMT). Developing and implementing plans to provide a safe work environment and maximize the efficiency and output of operations. Role involves working in a matrix organization structure with site stakeholders/businesses, peers, to drive for solutions in cooperation with SH&E, engineering and technology resources.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Supervision of team members; manage activities to ensure balanced workload, back up support and project support. Provides challenging assignments.

• Support daily screening of shipments out of SP and classification/ preparation of hazardous materials (Dangerous goods) - Domestic/International/Dock to Dock Shipments

• Program Leader, maintain and ensure accurate inventory in MMT and support glass sample transition to Vertical Lift Machines

• Program Leader, Chemical safety & hazard communication program (GHS) and lead of chemical authorization process

• Identifies projects and provides leadership to improve program efficiency, safety and cost reduction.

• Technical Leader for Chemical Inventory management; including receiving, chemical quarantine, chemical sharing and regulatory reporting

• Provides on-going communications as requested for other staff and department groups

• Monthly communications at the Safety Coordinator Meeting

• Annual Community of Practice for Chemical Inventory and DOT/GHS

• Tracks metrics, reports progress to goals with team and management on a regular frequency


Travel Requirements: • < 5% domestic and international.




Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration) Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, minor in chemistry preferred


Required Years and Area of Experience: 7 or more years’ experience in engineering/science or related field



Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

• Demonstrates self-initiative, persistence, and works well in a self-directed capacity. Takes ownership of assigned areas of responsibility.

• Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills; with ability to handle multiple tasks, changing priorities and issues effectively.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus for process improvements and process rigor. Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions.

• Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills (across cultures & businesses).

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with a strong commitment/ dedication to meet objectives and tight deadlines, ability to communicate.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office products (including Excel, Word, Access, Visio, PowerPoint)

• IATA and DOT 49 CFR certified.

• Train, coach, and direct others. Constructs development plans to promote career growth.


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Experience working with a Union workforce

• Communicate and Engage: listen actively to promote understanding, communicate with honesty, clarity and directness

• Create open lines of communication; encourage different views and constructive disagreement to surface new ideas and resolve conflicts.

• Certified DMAIC Green Belt, experience in Lean and KT solutions, with a focus on delivering measurable results.

• Knowledge of Biovia CISPro (chemical inventory management system).

• Exert influence across geographic, cultural, organizational, and functional boundaries through use of a broad network.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

• Strong commitment to Corning’s Values, with solid cultural awareness

• Strong communication skills and ability to communicate across different businesses

• Strong Team Player, Leadership and Cross-Functional Training

• Work well with a widely diverse set of skills and backgrounds

• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team and a self-starter


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, or 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.

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