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Manufacturing Leadership Development Program, Process Engineer/Team Leader

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Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45329


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 of Position: This position is part of our Erwin Plant Manufacturing Leadership Development Program. This program has been built to develop future leaders within Corning. Candidates will work as a Process Engineer and a Team Leader to gain valuable process and leadership experience. The candidate will work in one of the positions for 1 to 2 years and then rotate into the other position, the sequence will be determined upon hire.


Process Engineer - Responsible for the providing day-to-day problem-solving support to Operations.

  • Identify process improvement and cost reduction projects based on rigorous analysis of process data. The engineer is encouraged to utilize the scientific method to develop, test, and prove hypotheses.
  • Prepare cost justifications and capital requests for any new equipment purchases that may be required to achieve project goals.
  • Collaborate with operators, team leaders and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, or safety improvements into manufacturing.
  • Oversee all aspects of bringing new equipment into production, including preparation of financial justification, designing, specifying, purchasing, as well as tracking all spending related to the project.
  • Support the transfer of new technology, materials, or processes from development to production. Provide processing support during product development, develop plans as to how the equipment/processes will be employed into production and ensure that the new technology is repeatable in a production environment prior to transfer. Ensure all production and maintenance documentation is completed such as MI's, SOP's, PM's, and calibration.


Manufacturing Supervisor Leader I - Responsible for the development, implementation, and sustainment of activities in production area(s) to meet safety, quality, production, and cost objectives.

  • Ensure the safety of employees.
  • Interact cooperatively with engineering, quality, planning, & etc. to meet goals.
  • Manage employee timecards and payroll.
  • Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.
  • Maintain manufacturing metrics tracking and reporting
  • Direct subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies.
  • Development and presentation of factual information.
  • Provide immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, and checking work at frequent intervals.
  • Supervise skilled and semi-skilled employees.


Hours of Work: Candidate will work 7 and/or 5 day, 8+ hour rotating shift schedules, arrive early/stay late as required, and provide coverage for opposing shifts as needed. Hours: 40-50 hr./wk.; rotating shifts to include weekends and holidays


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS degree (technical field)
  • Excellent people skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to grasp technical details and understand impacts of the process and requirements for successful performance/quality organization.
  • Follow-up and documentation skills a must.
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Office skills
  • Willingness to learn new things quickly and apply them. Also, willingness to ask for help so that issues are minimized.


Desired Skills:

  • Process orientation - find ways to improve existing organizations
  • Ceramic and material science knowledge
  • Production Background
  • Supervisory experience


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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