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Laboratory Supervisor - Optical Communications

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Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Keller, TX, US, 76248

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59810


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 life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of Position:

•Responsible for the leadership and management of a group of technicians to successfully accomplish product evaluation

•Assessment & implementation of required optical test and measurement systems, methods & procedures.

•Coordinate resources (directly and indirectly assigned) to optimize workflow and meet requirements of individual projects/tasks

•Engagement with appropriate plant, marketing, engineering services and/or other group representatives as well as upper management.

•Acts as primary interface for customer test programs and communications.

•Responsible for building global linkages to other testing groups and support functions within the business to further the group’s expertise and timely execution of testing and qualifications.



•Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Physics. Masters with emphasis in optics is preferred.

•3 -5 years of engineering experience in optical fiber and cable measurements

•Experience in optical metrology


Required Skills:

•Advanced knowledge & significant accomplishments in the area of optics and fiber optical cable measurements 

•Experience with the use of OTDR, BOTDR and other optical cable measurement instrument is desirable.

•Ability to lead, develop and grow capabilities within the Testing & Qualification group to enable reduction of product deployment risks through timely and effective product testing

•Demonstrated leadership, planning and organizational skills

•People management skills

•Excellent written /verbal communication and presentation skills

•Ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization to ensure strong working interaction with internal departments, external customers, and suppliers.



10-15%, possibly some international


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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, 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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth