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Plant HR Consultant (Onsite)

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Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: North Carolina, NC, US Kentucky, KY, US Maine, ME, US New York, NY, US Virginia, VA, US Massachusetts, MA, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52701


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.


Aiming at deepening the connections between employees and Corning to enable the life-changing innovations, the global Human Resource (HR) Function focuses on culture, talent, global diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), as well as impact to evolve how HR provides strategic, proactive, and timely solutions to create a competitive advantage for Corning. HR will ensure Corning’s culture to attract and consistently develop the best global talent to deliver business needs, new and existing global employees choose a long career at Corning while Corning HR has also established an intuitive DE&I mindset and leverage diverse talent to enable breakthrough innovations.


Work Location: 

  • The Plant HR Consultant position is an onsite role.  Corning Manufacturing plants are located in multiple states across the North East and South East, including: Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maine, and Virginia 


Scope of Position:

  • Supports the plant HR manager to ensure that the plant has the right talent to execute the plant’s strategy and achieve desired business results.
  • Ensures that the plant establishes and maintains a positive work environment and operates as “One Corning” in support of Corning values.
  • Assists in achieving or beating budgetary objectives in support of top quartile performance objectives while maintaining appropriate level of HR service delivery.
  • Assists in successful implantation of global HR business processes in the plant.
  • Ensures plant compliance with HR-related legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Leads the plants Learning and Development initiatives to drive employee development for both the hourly and salaried workforce.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will partner with the HR Team and Plant Leadership to align HR objectives and initiatives to the business strategy including leading the Learning and Development programs for the plant.  Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Oversight for all Learning and Development programs including employee, compliance, technical, operations, function and management development.  This includes the planning, organizing and implementation of a range of training activities.
  • Effectively manage the hiring process for all hourly and temporary employees.
  • Takes ownership for specific HR initiatives that support the effective operations of the organization by developing and or delivering HR programs (e.g. attendance tracking, training, employee communications).
  • Partner with the Medical department to manage all workers compensation cases, EAP case management, FMLA and Disability as required for procedural and legislative purposes.
  • Identifies employee value proposition issues affecting turnover and works with Plant HR Manager to identify action for improvement (e.g. employee climate survey, positive employee relations initiatives, affinity group facilitation).
  • Establish and maintain a presence on the plant floor to keep a read on the pulse of the organization.


Travel Requirements: Minimal, < 5%


Required Education and Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of HR experience (generalist/specialist).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, Labor Relations or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in related area and/or HR certifications preferred.
  • Hands-on self-starter, capable of juggling multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, allowing for communication across entire organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills.
  • Ability to foster change and promote and implement improvement.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet).
  • Successful track record of performance working in Union Manufacturing environment.
  • Successful track record of performance as a Plant HR Specialist, Generalist or Center of Excellence (COE) role.
  • First line supervision/experience
  • Applied Six Sigma, Lean or Kaizen experience.
  • Successful track record in the deployment of global HR business processes or programs.



  • Experience developing individual and organizational level training plans


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.