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Shift Supervisor - RM Operation

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Date: Feb 1, 2023

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59465


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. 


Scope of Position:

Supervisory responsibility of shift personnel working in Research Melting operations - monitors daily operations of the unit and actively assists or provides direction to subordinates as required.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe work environment by monitoring safety training, PPE and safe work practices.
  • Achieve and maintain superior safety and housekeeping performance.
  • Monitor rotation/team performance. Set expectations and objectives for team.
  • Provide daily support and technical assistance for immediate process and operational issues.
  • Monitor and track training of shift personnel.
  • Enforce adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Meet the requirements of the experiments in progress to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Be the center of knowledge for all happenings on the shift.


Minimum Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Rotating shift schedule (24/7 coverage)


Required Skills:

  • People management
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent leadership skills - continuously mentor, coach or teach
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability
  • Solid interpersonal/communication skills
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process development/engineering skills
  • Some mechanical aptitude/equipment understanding
  • Ability for situation assessment and strong problem definition
  • Critical decision-making skills, manage to SOP, trouble shoot and act under pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • Basic computer skills


Education and Experience:

  • 4-year degree in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical or Electrical preferred)
  • 5 years of experience – supervisory or relevant technical experience


Desired Skills:

  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Fundamental knowledge of melting and forming
  • 5S training
  • Basic electrical knowledge
  • Knowledge of material science engineering


Soft Skills:

  • Active Listener
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Team Player
  • Ability to communicate in all directions effectively
  • Genuine desire to see others succeed


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning