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Manufacturing Shift Supervisor

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Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

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 supervise, coordinate, and coach employees engaged in production of WIP components or finished good product for the Life Sciences businesses at the plant. We look for you to be responsible for shift performance towards production objectives and personnel adherence to facility procedures, policies, and documentation.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Gather and analyze Process data relating to Continuous Flow process
  • Utilize knowledge of process control for manufacturing decision-making
  • Directly supervise all shift personnel responsible for the manufacturing of products related to the Life Sciences businesses to ensure that daily production quantity and quality standards are met
  • Ensure daily that employees provide a concise and accurate documentation and communication of variances in process, procedures or production priority, along with corrective action taken
  • Ensure resource planning aligns with production/scheduling need
  • Play a key role in supporting continuous improvement efforts to achieve and sustain equipment availability and line performance goals.
  • Define and achieve quality performance that allows Oneonta to meet or exceed expectations and manufacturing goals and cost objectives
  • Hold teams to standard operating procedures, code of conduct, plant/company and safety rules, collective bargaining agreement
  • Engage the Union workforce through setting clear expectations and holding the team accountable
  • Drive continual process improvement utilizing Six Sigma Process
  • Achieve and maintain superior safety and housekeeping performance
  • Contribute to company’s identified goals and objectives
  • Support new product implementations as required


Travel Requirements:

  • <10%, Occasional trips to Corning, NY or Tewksbury, MA.



  • Third shift position, Monday – Friday, 11:00 pm – 7:00 am, some flex time as required.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, Electrical, Ceramics/Plastics).
  • Minimum 1+ years supervisory or manufacturing experience.
  • Internship experience will be considered.


Required Skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills, ability to work at all levels of the organization, continuously mentor, coach or teach.
  • Critical decision-making skills, lead to SOP, trouble shoot and act under pressure.
  • Ability to work towards root cause analysis and direct Engineering solutions.
  • Ability to understand and own multiple areas in the plant in order to prioritize and assign work and resources.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks at once.
  • Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Intermediate level


Desired Skills:

  • Basic Statistical knowledge.
  • Understanding of manufacturing systems/operations.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience.


Soft Skills:

  • Active Listener
  • Strong Social skills
  • Genuine desire to see others succeed
  • Creative / innovative problem solving.
  • Able to collaborate/communicate across organizational boundaries and integrate original solutions.
  • Results oriented and high commitment.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.


Military veterans encouraged to apply.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta