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Date: Feb 23, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44888


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Scope/Purpose of Position:

In this role you will provide office support to the CET division engineering director and engineering leadership staff. We look for you to demonstrate knowledge of company operations, policies, and procedures. You will have access to sensitive information and will need to maintain confidentiality. This role will handle calendars and conflicting priorities/deadlines for leadership and divisional staff. Contacts are frequent within and outside the organization. External contacts involve acquiring or providing information on matters of moderate importance to the organization and may be of a sensitive nature.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Handles details of items that are critical in nature every day
  • Makes contact with internal and external executive leadership on matters that are of a sensitive nature to the company
  • Work/Life Balance Flexibility: Management of executive during business hours and after hours when required
  • Interface directly with MC and Corporate Officers and their executive assistants
  • Manage all aspects of calendar, phone and travel
  • Event Planning: Offsite executive meetings/events, recognition, team building
  • Manage and process expense reports using Concur
  • Proactively directs, collects, and prepares information for use in discussions/meetings for executives, internal and external individuals, customer meetings, as well as materials for high level corporate meetings (internal and external)
  • Manage complex travel arrangements (both domestic and international) and proactively stays ahead of changes; including management of all travel documents as required.
  • Manage and maintain supplies for office
  • Initiate and manage purchase order processes and procedures
  • Provide administrative back up support for Executive Admin


Required Skills:

  • Communication Expert: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, with all levels of the corporation. Strong organizational and administrative skills, attention to detail, focus on error-free work and follow up to ensure tasks are complete.
  • Strategic Specialist: Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented and anticipates executive’s needs. Decision making/problem solving skills and balanced judgment while maintaining professional composure and demeanor at all times.
  • Well networked within Corning, looks for new ideas and bases decisions on the business needs. Exercises high level of discretion, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, flexible, works efficiently and effectively in a dynamic high-pressure and fast paced environment.
  • Stays current on trends and is willing to adapt to new technology and processes.
  • Strong computer/technology skills.
  • Professionalism: Presence, maturity, and appearance. Must be accessible, dependable and reliable.


Travel: None


Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm


Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate's Degree desired
  • Minimum 5+ years administrative experience in an Administrative Assistant role or comparable administrative duties
  • Corning Experience desired


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.


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.

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