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Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor


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, 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 lead the plant maintenance function of a unionized shop in providing both a reactive and pre-emptive, multi-skilled maintenance service for all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure. We look for you to contribute to the creation and implementation of a maintenance vision and strategy which will improve operational performance for customer and facility assets. You will negotiate and engage with your key partners to facilitate delivery and compliance with the maintenance strategy and lead department operational effectiveness ensuring that our Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to across all aspects of the facility. Additionally, we look for you to supervise direct reports consisting of union maintenance, electricians and tool room professionals.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Lead change and provide directional guidance to create and improve the metrics, including equipment uptime, mean time between failure, downtime reduction, and driving rigor around PM compliance and PM strategies.

• Prepare the annual Maintenance budget including forecasting all capital expenditure proposals which ensures compliance with legal standards; handle the budget from identification to completion of projects with alignment to overall 5-year maintenance plan.

• Motivate and coach your team to operational success and ensure adequate staffing levels as well as ensure delivery of the people strategy within area of accountability.

• Attend daily production meeting to cover key aspects of maintenance activities and weekly plant production planning meetings to ensure maintenance resource alignment to support customer job requirements

• Facilitate / lead monthly communication meetings and manage monthly safety department meetings for the Maintenance Department

• Provide leadership to weekly maintenance customer planning meeting ensuring customer requirements are known, communicated, and scheduled

• Ensure an effective interface is maintained with our other departmental staff and support department budgets.

• Coordinate, schedule, and communicate activity to ensure the least amount of disruption to production and needs of customers

• Gain familiarity with fundamentals of the process and facility systems, such as HVAC, electric power distribution, compressed air, etc., and engage / utilize system owners when needed.

• Support effective and efficient utilization of resources – personnel and equipment


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

• M-F / Typically 7 am - 4 pm/ Overtime support as needed (Supporting a 24/7 facility)


Required Education:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical field or related degree.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

• Minimum of 5+ years of experience in manufacturing maintenance/facilities engineering.

• Minimum of 2 years of supervisory/management experience.


Required Skills:

• Solid organization and planning skills as well as demonstrated leadership.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Desired Skills:

• Deep knowledge of facility equipment operation and maintenance

• PEx green belt certification

• Knowledge of CMMS (Maximo) system

• Project and/or Union management experience


Soft Skills:

Do you have excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and communication skills and focus on networking and relationship building?

This role also needs:

• Strong talent development/people leadership skills and demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and grow talent.

• Ability to interact with individuals from various cultural backgrounds, regions, and levels in the organization.

• Ability to influence and lead.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta