Administrative Assistant - Human Resources

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Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61505


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. 

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.


Purpose of the Position:  Ensures the administration of HR programs / processes / policies, establish and reinforce Corning Values and positive work environment, while complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the plant manager and staff
  • Provide event coordination for facility
  • Provides data reporting and analysis various functions, i.e. financial head counting, recognition reporting, time to fill openings, plant service, annual staffing, etc.
  • HR/Payroll administrator for non-exempt and hourly population
  • SME on Kronos system, clears payroll for facility, audits time, instructs supervisors on use and questions, Monitors holiday and shift patterns for accuracy, etc.
  • Develops plant communication and training calendars, publishes to organization
  • Implements HR programs / processes / policies in compliance with current legal and regulatory policies and assesses them to determine the extent to which they support Corning Values and positive work environment
  • Recommends areas for standardization of HR programs / processes / policies, as appropriate, to reduce complexity of administration and associated costs
  • Builds HR reputation through value-added interactions with customers
  • Responsible for analysis and reporting of data contained in the HR systems
  • Assigns appropriate confidentiality status to materials and may take action to ensure compliance
  • Independently solves most problems on basis of examining pertinent facts
  • In addition to maintaining internal customer relations, may interact with external contacts


Education Requirements: 

  • Associates in Business, General Administration or equivalent 3-5 years in a high level administrative, coordinator, HR administration, etc.


Required Skills: 

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred but not required
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Successful track record in administrative coordinator for a team of individuals or managers
  • Successful track record in managing administrative requirements for a plant
  • Confidentiality
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization from executive to employee


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is $45,236.00 - $62,200.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​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 use, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta