Production Manager

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 201807

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63487


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. 

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.


Day to Day Responsibility  

-    Assist in the development of an operating plan aligned with division, business, and manufacturing strategies to meet key performance objectives.
-    Lead execution of operating plan to meet manufacturing objectives.
-    Assure manufacturing capability and performance improvement in support of division, business, and manufacturing strategies.
-    Provide focus and direction to plant personnel to assure knowledge and support of plant manufacturing priorities and requirements.
-    Meet all safety and environmental regulatory requirements. Create and maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
-    Develop, track and improve capacity plan and capacity utilization.
-    Leads and organizes production group for continuous improvement. 
-    Develop and deploy lean production in efficiency improvement and waste eliminate.
-    Manage and maintain plant facilities.
-    Build effective relationships within the business, plant staff groups, and with key customers and suppliers where required.
-    Assure growth in talent and capability of the plant production staff.
-    Champion corporate manufacturing initiatives as required.
-    Ensure shop floor operators to follow SOPs, EHS regulations and company policies and maintain and implement EHS system to ensure zero incidents and improve operators’ EHS awareness.


Education & Experience  

-    Bachelor and /or above degree majoring in engineering or science
-    At least 5 years experiences in optical/electronic/telecom/ mechanical production or other related manufacturing engineering area.
-    Progressive responsibilities in operations and/or engineering leadership, including operations or engineering department supervisor experience.
-    At least 3 years or proven management experience in leading teams and departments in meeting continuous improvement goals, step change performance improvements, innovation, expanding technical capability, work redesign or other change efforts.
-    Experience coordinating activities within functional responsibility and collaborating with other groups to achieve results.
-    Experience in staff or project roles such as Quality or Applications Engineering, Supply Chain, or a project assignment
-    Lean experience
-    Demonstrated track record of growing talent.

Required Skills. Competencies, or Certification

Required by Legal or QEHS:

-    Well understand and master the major environmental and safety factors involved in the department.
-    Know EHS relevant law and regulations. 
-    Setup and manage function EHS objectives. 
-    Obey all company EHS rules (Include: Policy, Procedure, SOP and other requirements).

Competencies (knowledge, skills, and behaviors)
-    Lean manufacturing methodology  
-    Knowledge of quality and EH&S management system such as ISO9001, ISO14001.
-    Communication and interpersonal skill
-    Leadership and coaching skill
-    Problem Solving and Analytical skills
-    Change management
-    Result orientated and resilient
-    Exposure to and understanding of the corporate network and resources 
-    Fluent written and oral English communication.

-    Cable assembly manufacturing experience
-    Project management skill
-    DMAIC methodology
-    IE skill


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