Firing Supervisor

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Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Pudong, SH, CN, 201206

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62287


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. 

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

Day to Day Responsibilities:
•    Take responsibility of kiln and handling (including kiln handling, green and fired handling) areas.
•    Establish rigorous process control and discipline for daily firing process operations, including determining appropriate data collection, process monitoring, control methods, etc.
•    Lead or provide appropriate support on process issues investigation and analysis, solutions and permanent corrective actions implementation. 
•    Direct firing process engineers to make continuous improvements and control process variation.
•    Responsible for maintaining environmental protection conditions in the area in cooperation with the person in charge of environmental protection.
•    Establish the process and criteria for firing operators and technicians’ training and certification.
•    Hold reports accountable for adherence to established procedures and setpoints for process control.
•    Control effective implementation of process or equipment changes.
•    Plan, direct, or lead projects to ensure effective implementation – achieving objectives, completing on time and controlling budget.
•    Provide immediate supervision to subordinates to execute assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies.
•    Review team performance and provide feedback to team members, and provide coaching as needed.  
•    Build effective relations and interactions with internal customers and stakeholders.


Education & Experience  
•    BS/MS degree in ceramics; Engineering for ceramic thermal or silicate processing is a plus.
•    5+ years working experience on process in related industry.
•    2+ years supervisory experience.
•    Solid project management experience preferred.
•    Ceramic and/or extrusion experience preferred.
•    Work experience in multi-national companies preferred. 


Required Skills                                                
•    Supervisory Skills
•    Rational thinking of troubleshooting skill, experience of KT, DMAIC etc.
•    Project management skills
•    Have good understanding of ceramic manufacturing process and rich experience in product introduction and process improvement.
•    Statistical analysis knowledge is required, for instance: PFMEA, hypothesis test, DOE, commonality analysis etc., MiniTab or JMP software experience.
•    Fluency in oral and written English


Desired Skills  
•    Green Belt.
•    Track record for MEE/PEx project leadership
•    Good understanding of Product Quality Architecture.


Soft Skills                                                
•    Communication skill.
•    Collaboration.
•    Strong initiative.
•    Strong execution.
•    Ability to interact effectively with internal groups to assure works get done effectively and efficiently.
•    Ability to set goals and follow through with a sense of urgency.
•    Ability to work under certain pressure, nature of self-oriented and motivated.
•    Willing to take challenge.

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