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Forming Section Supervisor

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56047


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Purpose of the Position: Coordinate the daily management of the forming process. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of initiatives to achieve optimum plant & department efficiency. Provide leadership in the development and training of future and current employees. Ensure adherence to plant operating systems and documented work practices. Meet department and plant financial goals including cost reduction and capability improvement.


Key Responsibilities:

Lead a group of forming engineers in the daily operations of the forming process.

Executes process control and process subject area for forming which includes SOS and Process Governance.

Manages process documentation and ensures it is up to date and aligned with division standards. Manage inventory of key forming equipment to ensure readiness for production Lead and/or support forming process and equipment developments. This includes ensuring that PI sheets, PCCL’s, run plans, and run reviews are utilized effectively.

Responsible for process yields, product attributes, cost reduction, and process capability improvement efforts.

Communicate and report operations performance metrics to production teams, plant operations staff and functional leaders.

Perform performance reviews and talent development plans for salaried direct reports.

Execute cost reduction, lean and/or PEx projects (DMAIC/DESIGN) in line with business objectives.


Work Hours: Standard hours (M-F 8-5) Flexible hours will be required to support off-hour and/or weekend operation requirements.


Education & Experience: BS or MS in engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Glass, or Ceramic majors preferred) 5+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred) 1+ years of prior supervisory or leadership experience


Effective leadership skills to communicate expectations and hold individuals accountable

Ability to supervise and lead direct and indirect employees

Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions

Results oriented and high commitment

Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Project management skills

Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC / DESGN) methodology

Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly


Desired Skills:

Demonstrated results with glass processes

Technical aptitude Six Sigma Greenbelt certification


Soft Skills:

Personal initiative and commitment

Organized with good planning and time management skills

Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills

Positive attitude, flexible and strong work ethic Strong communication and presentation skills

Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish goals (directly and indirectly)


Hours: Will work on the weekend team rotation scheduled (approximately once every 8 weeks coverage) and holiday coverage


Travel: We anticipate 10-15% travel for this role, domestic and international


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


 Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today! *






Pay Grade: Grade C 

Employee Referral Amount: $1,500.00

Nearest Major Market: Lexington