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Safety Leader Capability Manager

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49684


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.


Role Purpose:

Provide leadership, expertise, and practical support for Safety Excellence in all Corning manufacturing plants in the Americas – to ensure we have a rigorous safety program that protects the safety of our employees, contractors and visitors at all times. Establish Safety standards and governance processes aligned with the corporation requirements & training framework and improvement strategy with roadmap for sustainable performance. Ensure manufacturing practices are aligned with Corning’s Safety strategy, philosophy, policies and local legislations and regulations. Develop technical solutions to improve Safe manufacturing capability. This role requires working within a complex manufacturing structure at a plant, division and corporate (Corning Inc.) level. The work is multi-dimensional in the areas of regional, legal and corporate regulations and compliance. It involves influencing sustainable change in cultural and technical aspects of manufacturing at all levels of the organization. Management involves working in a matrix organization structure with plant Safety and Corporate Safety teams driving solutions in cooperation with plant operations, engineering and technology resources.


Travel Requirements:

• Up to 45% travel – domestic and up to 2-week durations.



• Open North America Region, preference would be in NC (Wilmington, Concord, Winston-Salem and Hickory)



• Solid line to Corning North America Region Safety Capability Manufacturing Manager and dotted line to Corning Corporate Safety Director.


Required Education:

• Minimum BS (MS preferred) – Safety Engineering – Systems or Industrial Engineering considered with demonstrated manufacturing experience in Safety Engineering. • ASP / CSP certification a plus but not required


 Required Years and Area of Experience:

• Demonstrated manufacturing experiences in developing and deploying Safety Strategy and associated tactical plans to deliver targeted results. Desired is experience with a Systems and DMAIC approach. – > 15 years.

• Demonstrated manufacturing experience on a regional basis – international work an plus experience in multiple plant environments and cultures.

• Knowledge and experience in Safety Regulatory and Legal requirements and industry direction.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; both global organization and executive presentation skills.


Key Responsibilities:

• Report to the Corning America’s Region Safety Capability Manufacturing Manager on all aspects of Safety performance and improvements.

• Develop and maintain a comprehensive assessment of manufacturing capability for Safety in all America plants – determine current performance and capability. Work should include all aspects of manufacturing operator tools, process equipment, facility operations, maintenance and introduction of new technology.

• Develop and maintain a Safety Strategy that drives and delivers an improvement roadmap for Safety capability organizationally, technically and culturally.

• Develop and maintain a Safety portfolio for Corporate, Division and Plant Programs – deploy and drive a DMAIC approach for prioritized programs and track progress for key actions working with owning organizations at all levels (operators to Manufacturing and Engineering Corporate Council) with continuous improvement aligned with the Safety Strategy.

• Develop a consistent Safety Standard for all manufacturing locations that that aligns with Corning Incorporated that incorporates local codes and regulations, corning strategy for all people – Corning employees, contractors, and visitors. This will include management and deployment of evolving changes in Safety Standard requirements

• Develop, manage and drive Safety Governance to ensure Safety Standards, Global Program initiatives and Global metrics are being implemented, maintained, improved and sustained.

• Develop and deploy Safety Improvement training that appropriately targets all levels of the organization – Business Leadership, Manufacturing Leadership and all aspects of Manufacturing Operations/Engineering and Functional Groups.


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.

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