Manufacturing Shift Supervisor

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Date: May 12, 2024

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62773


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.


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.  You will be responsible for shift performance towards production objectives and personnel adherence to facility procedures, policies, and documentation.


Shift:  We are a 24/7 facility, this position requires flexibility to work both a 7am - 7pm and 7pm - 7am shift.  Eventually, this position would end up being one shift or the other.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Achieve superior safety and housekeeping performance
  • Support all safety, quality, and production goals
  • Prioritize and support production schedules based on equipment efficiency, materials supply, and labor resources to ensure daily production goals are met for quality and quantity
  • Provides direct supervision and daily work assignments and instruction to subordinates
  • Direct subordinates to achieve individual, team, and identified plant goals and objectives
  • Provide immediate supervision to a team of employees by assigning tasks, checking work, and ensuring resources align with production/scheduling needs
  • Responsible for holding teams to standard operating procedures, code of conduct, plant/company and safety rules, collective bargaining agreement
  • Engage Union workforce by setting clear expectations and cultivating team accountability
  • Interact daily with all levels of the organization to facilitate exchange of critical information
  • Define and achieve quality performance that allows Oneonta to meet or exceed expectations and manufacturing goals and cost objectives
  • Drive continual process improvement utilizing Six Sigma Processes
  • Gain and utilize knowledge of process control for manufacturing decision-making
  • Gather and analyze Process data relating to Continuous Flow process
  • Play a key role in supporting continuous improvement efforts to achieve and sustain equipment availability and line performance goals
  • Support new product implementations as required


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 1+ years supervisory or manufacturing experience


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
  • Principled in approach to processes, policies, and people
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks at once
  • Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Intermediate level


Travel Requirements:  <5%, Occasional trips to Corning, NY or Tewksbury, MA

Desired Skills: 

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



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is  $61,849.00   -  $85,043.00 assuming full time status. 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 are dependent on hours worked and may 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.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta

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