Plant Operations Manager

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Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 63145


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. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 



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


Required Educations, Skills and Knowledge:

  • B.S. (engineering or technical degree preferred)
  • 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. 


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.



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $123,858.00   -  $170,305.00 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: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene

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