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Administrative Assistant

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Date: May 21, 2022

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52466


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.



  • Provide administrative support to the Newton Plant Manager and staff
  • Manages and prioritizes Plant Manager’s schedule. Adjusts priorities with changing circumstances.
  • Manages all signature requirements for the Plant Manager
  • Manage confidential and proprietary information with discretion and sound judgment
  • Update organization charts, plant lists and other documents related to personnel movement
  • Administrative support of plant tours, SME and coordinator for key plant events and communications, and utilization of skill set in support of HR needs
  • Communicate internally and externally. Contacts are frequent within and outside own organization. External contacts involve obtaining or providing information on matters of moderate importance to the organization and may be of a sensitive nature.
  • Maintain filing and other administrative systems
  • Screen calls and take messages
  • Maintain office supplies
  • Participate on project teams
  • Provide information regarding plant policies and procedures and maintain electronic versions
  • Make appointments, schedule meetings and travel arrangements
  • May prepare reports, graphs, and presentations using spreadsheet and graphic software


Required Education and Experience:

  • HS Diploma / GED Required
  • 3+ years of administrative experience or equivalent


Required Skills:

  • Strong administrative skills
  • Familiar with SharePoint, intranet and Corning, Inc. systems
  • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Can lead small projects
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Flexible in work style and interaction with others; ability to communicate with all levels of personnel
  • Recommends changes in methods or procedures


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5%


Hours of work:

  • 40+ hours per week, and occasional hours outside of schedule


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.

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