Plant HR Manager

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Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 63184


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.



  • Midland Michigan Area


Scope of the Position: 

As the Plant HR Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing all HR processes to include compensation and benefits, performance development and review, talent management, recruiting, employee surveys, and employee relations. You will focus on ensuring the plant has the right number and type of talent required to execute plant strategy and achieve desired business results, and establishes and maintains a positive work environment in accordance and support of Corning’s Values.



  • Collaborates with HR function and plant management to implement hiring strategy for 1,100+ roles along with vendors and community partners to ensure access to the right talent to achieve business objectives
  • Collaborates closely with plant management to design, create, and implement processes and procedures, and implement positive work environment initiatives for a brand new facility and employees
  • Supports plant management in effectively deploying training programs, performance management and rewards processes/practices to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers
  • Resolves employee relations issues in a fair and consistent manner that recognizes employee needs and protects the needs of the plant to operate in an effective and efficient manner
  • Implements appropriate risk management policies and procedures to ensure plant compliance with safety requirements and local, state, and federal employment laws 
  • Building the plant HR team through identifying and hiring appropriate roles and skill sets


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.
  • At least 7 - 10 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist combined)


Required Skills: 

  • Successful track record of performance in a plant HR manager/leadership role
  • First line supervision experience
  • Successful track record in the deployment of global HR business processes or programs
  • Knowledge of employment laws and policies
  • Candidate must have a track record of accomplishment and must be a self-starter



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is $124,078.00 - $170,608.00 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

Nearest Major Market: Corning

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