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Process Engineer Supervisor

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX

Company: Corning

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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Develop new manufacturing processes, technologies and methods

Improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities

Develop and document process controls

Develop methods and processes for the manufacture of new products

Support manufacturing improvement initiatives, including variability reduction, defect reduction, process control improvement.  



  • Supervisor, leader and Team member with ownership of a part of the accomplishment within Business Unit/Area, Plant, 
  • Manage moderate  broad scope, multiple variables, unclear solution, many stakeholders
  • Coach Bands A, CC, BB, AA

Main activities but no limited:

  • Evaluation process cost, quality, and capability alternatives, institutes continuous improvements to existing manufacturing operations through process automation/semi-automation
  • Plan, organize and execute work-streams on projects to deliver process improvement and step change capabilities
  • Project work scope typically includes equipment selection (design, development)manufacturing installation, start-up and acceptance (Pilot, Pre-Pro Runs & EEM)
  • Role includes individual contributor and project work-stream leadership responsibilities
  • Develop and update manufacturing process documentation, (MPIs, VAs, PM/AC along with Maintenance Department)
  • Work with and facilitate alignment between manufacturing, development and upstream process experts to deliver step change and improvement of finishing technology capabilities
  • Manage internal Corning resources to complete project deliverables
  • Interface with external machine builders, system integrators, and suppliers to specify and deliver fully integrated process machine systems on-time, on-budget and fulfilling the technical scope when is appropriated
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and methods to resolve challenges
  • Utilize statistical tools, engineering data, and DMAIC/DESGN/Lean methodologies to develop process understanding to support robust manufacturing processes.
  • Support development and execution of roadmap and project portfolio
  • Elaborate/propose product and process improvement qualification plans.  Complete technical reports for internal publication
  • Support problem-solving in manufacturing, including root cause identification and resolution
  • Apply process engineering knowledge, skills and expertise from concept through delivery of process and equipment at production areas
  • Participate in Stage Gate (RA, LA, GA) defined.
  • Works on problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Participate in solutions related to process issues on  Customer Notifications
  • Introduce safe and ergonomic devices and processes to enable a safe work environment
  • Lead and/or support the implementation of a robust Product Quality Architecture for new and existing products
  • Propose and implement iKaizen and Safety Kaizen (ergonomic devices and processes) to enable a safe work environment; support and perform 5S implementation in work area to achieve Plant goal
  • Define substitute consumables to avoid an adverse process impact
  • Support Global Standardization processes/projects
  • Knowledge of product application on the field to identify process improvement opportunities


  • Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electronic, Industrial Engineering or related.

Work Experience

  • + 5  year experience in manufacturing engineering.


Additional Skills


  • English skills 80%
  • Green Belt Certification
  • Good understanding of statistical analysis (histograms, regression analysis, Hypothesis Testing, DOE, standard deviation, GR&R, DOE etc.)
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • Leadership potential demonstrated on project teams responsible for implementation of new processes or equipment into manufacturing.
  • Good Project Management knowledge
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good problem solving and decision making processes and skills
  • Good Organizational skills
  • Self-starter who is able to meet expectations for their objectives and timelines with a regular supervision
  • Ability to effectively deal with certain levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change.


  • Black Belt Certification
  • PQA Green Belt Certification
  • Lean Belt Certification

This role may require up to 20% travel based on business needs.