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Product Development Supervisor

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Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: McAllen, TX, US, 78501

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57241


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Scope of Position


Supervise a team of engineers to develop and introduce optical communication products to manufacturing. Apply fundamental understanding and engineering principles to analyze technical problems and support Connectivity business.


Day to Day Responsibilities

Provide supervision to engineers in developing advanced optical components

Assist design, build, optimize and test passive optical product prototypes and sub-assemblies

Assist, introduce new product and process to manufacturing

Build and maintain close relationships with Manufacturing, PLM, market development, etc.

Collaborate with colleagues worldwide

Foster a positive work environment

Communicate openly and honestly with employees at all levels

Establish and define expectations within the group

Manage resources assignment and planning

Coach direct reports and provide guidance

Conduct annual performance reviews


Required Education


Master or Ph.D degree in Physics or Engineering with emphasis in optics and >3 years of relevant experience in passive optical components or fiber optics industry

B.S. will be considered if candidate has >5 years of passive optical components experience


1-3 years of successful and proven supervisory, team leader and/or section supervisor experience in product development. Experience and accountability for developing, implementing and driving results. Ability to direct and develop employees, resolve conflict. Required Skills Background in the product development of optical components Background in measurement of optical sub-assemblies Fundamental knowledge about fibers and optical components Strong organizational skills Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks


Desired Requirements 


Exceptional analytical skills

Theoretical knowledge of design of optical sub-assemblies.

Software skills (Labview, python, …)

Experience in collaborating, interfacing and communicating upward and outward.


Soft Skills 


Ability to work in a global environment and schedule time effectively.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information

Ability to build effective teams and give clear direction.

Ability to drive for results and act decisively Spanish language capability will be a plus as significant time will be spent working with international teams located primarily in Mexico.


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, 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: Mc Allen