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Plant Operations Manager - Keene, NH

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Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42531


Corning, Inc. is a premier U.S. supplier of advanced optical solutions and components for the aerospace and defense industry!

Corning Advanced Optics is a global leader in providing cutting-edge material and optical solutions that serve a variety of commercial sectors. We have a long history in producing Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) systems and have one of the world’s largest diamond turning manufacturing operations located in Keene, New Hampshire.


Corning’s unmatched expertise in specialty glass and optical physics results in a diverse set of products. From design through manufacturing, Corning leverages its experience in single point diamond turning, precision machining, and thin film coating technology to produce integrated advanced multi and hyperspectral sensor systems and opto-mechanical assemblies. The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) market segment is a primary area of focus.


Role Purpose:


  • Direct production operations and coordinate with all other staff functions to achieve plant cost, quality, and service objectives while meeting all safety, health and environmental requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of an operating plan aligned with division, business, and manufacturing strategies to meet key performance objectives.
  • Lead execution of operating plan to meet manufacturing and commercial objectives.
  • Assure manufacturing capability and performance improvement in support of Division, business, and manufacturing strategies.
  • Provide focus and direction to plant personnel to assure knowledge and support of plant manufacturing priorities and requirements.
  • Maintain and assure efficient operation of all plant assets and equipment
  • Meet all safety and environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Create and maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Build effective relationships within the business, plant staff groups, and with key customers and suppliers where required.
  • Champion Lean and other corporate manufacturing initiatives as required

Required skills or knowledge:

  • B.S. (engineering or technical degree preferred)
  • 5+ years of progressive responsibilities in operations and/or engineering leadership, including operations or engineering department supervisor experience.
  • Experience in leading teams and departments in meeting continuous improvement goals, step change performance improvements, innovation, expanding technical capability, work redesign or other change efforts.
  • Experience coordinating activities within functional responsibility and collaborating with other groups to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated track record of growing talent. 

Desired skills or knowledge:

  • Experience with multiple manufacturing processes
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt
  • Experience in staff or project roles such as Quality or Applications Engineering, Supply Chain, or a project assignment
  • Exposure to and understanding of the corporate network and resources.

Required to sign a covenant not to compete.


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene