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Engineering Supervisor (Injection Molding)

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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42923


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will lead and/or direct engineering resources in the development and improvement of processes and equipment. We look for you to achieve low cost manufacturing, superior quality/service and improved capability/capacity.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or direct engineering resources in the development and improvement of processes and equipment.
  • Achieve low cost manufacturing, superior quality/service and improved capability/capacity.
  • Manage and coordinate multiple project leaders to deliver on key plant objectives.
  • Manage and communicate status of key engineering initiatives that drive manufacturing performance.
  • Build effective relationships with division engineering, division manufacturing, and commercial (as necessary) in support of execution of the plant engineering strategy.
  • Provide focus and direction to direct reports to ensure professional development.
  • Ensure the protection of Corning’s Intellectual Property (IP); assist in definition of new IP.
  • Develop technical capabilities in engineering organization.
  • Champion use of scientific method to determine and resolve process upset root cause and increase process fundamental understanding within department.
  • Ensure effective process and equipment change control management.


Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours.


Required Education:

  • Bachelors of Science (Engineering or Technical) required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ work experience in injection molding and tool design engineering within a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 1+ year previous supervisory or leadership experience.


Required Skills:

  • Experience in operations and/or engineering with progressive responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated track record of engineering / technical accomplishment such as delivery of sustainable incremental improvement, step change in capability / performance, etc.
  • Demonstrated delivery of results through project and organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrated track record (Performance Results and People Development).
  • Experience managing the talent development strategy for the department, including programs to attract, develop and retain key talent.
  • Experience working on technical problems or teams with technicians.
  • Ability to train, coach, and direct others.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Master of Science (Engineering or Technical).
  • Proficiency in CAD (Solidworks).
  • Experience across multiple organizations/plants.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing accounting and control.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing excellence tools (AME, KT, Lean).
  • Certified Green Belt.
  • Experience with industrial labor relations (union facilities).
  • Experience with cross-functional collaboration.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the plant organization.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Act with Integrity and Authenticity.
  • Act Quickly and Conclusively.
  • Value Differences in People and Ideas.
  • Champion Change and Flexibility.
  • Communicate and Engage – written and verbal.
  • Establish Direction and Build Dedication.
  • Support, motivate and use talent.
  • Use technology and market expertise.
  • Ability to building effective teams.


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: Portland Maine