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Assembly Department Lead - 1st Shift - Glendale, AZ

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Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46013


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

The purpose of this position is:

  • Primary function is to provide leadership and troubleshooting assistance to all manufacturing shop areas.
  • When not operating in a leadership capacity, operate in general manufacturing role.
  • Perform quality inspection of finished components throughout the process.

This position includes significant duties such as:

  • Follows up on work assignments on a daily basis, reviews production requirements and determines how to fulfill.
  • Completes production reporting
  • Initiate feedback on team to supervisors
  • Understand and communicate policies, procedures, work instructions.
  • Read and interpret prints, routings, layouts, and related documents to produce component parts that meet design specifications in order to satisfy company quality standards.
  • Check work within close tolerances and inspect component parts to print using micrometers, calipers, thread gauges, plug gauges, comparator, etc. throughout the process.
  • Complete necessary paperwork on a daily basis.
  • Works with department leads and operators to solve complex machine repair and troubleshooting problems.
  • Responsible for safety of all areas and quality standards on equipment and work area.
  • The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude other occasional assignments not mentioned.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent physical effort in handling light material and hand operations.
  • Good working conditions.


  • 2 year Technical College Education or Equivalent


  • 1st shift Hours


  • 3-5 years experience in a Manufacturing Lead Role, 2 as a specialist


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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: Phoenix