Manufacturing Shift Supervisor

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Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63232


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.


Purpose of the Position:

Lead an operations shift team to achieve safety, quality, and productivity performance.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Champion safety performance; Maintain and enforce all housekeeping and safety regulations.
  • Hold employees accountable for adherence to established procedures and performance metrics; Ensure awareness and compliance to changes.
  • Meet production level commitments through direction of employee efforts, planning, and organization of workflow; Maintain production priorities.
  • Review performance with team members at regular intervals.
  • Conduct employee performance reviews and provide coaching as needed.
  • Coach teams and provide guidance to support team development.
  • Ensure the protection of Corning’s Intellectual Property.
  • Maintain employee skill level consistent with the prescribed standard operating procedures.
  • On a daily basis, ensure that employees provide concise and accurate documentation and communication of variances in process, procedures, or production priority, along with corrective action taken.
  • Ensure appropriate first level troubleshooting steps are taken based on process feedback, checklists, and evaluation of loss code data.
  • Ensure cooperation with Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence Team in the implementation and evaluation of development experiments, as well as troubleshooting efforts.
  • Recommend improvements to process and/or equipment.
  • Maintain the systems and actions necessary to ensure compliance with department certification programs, quality System Audit Program, and ISO 9000 registration.
  • Participate on and maintain a trained spill team for the glass making areas; Conduct monthly spill drills.
  • Resolve personnel issues at the first level whenever possible; Utilize the 4-step discipline process as appropriate.
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate records of employee overtime and attendance using the Kronos system.
  • Actively participate in the training of new employees, conduct refresher training with experienced employees, and review/maintain training materials.
  • Projects involved with: Safety improvement, Lean manufacturing, Workforce development.


Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED equivalent required. Candidates with both associates and non-technical bachelor’s degrees with 5+ years of management and leadership experiences or those with a Bachelor of Science degree in a Technical Field such as Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Ceramic/Materials Engineering and 2+ years Supervisory/Leadership experience are strongly preferred.
  • Will consider candidates with other supervisory/leadership experience.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated safety leadership.
  • Sound decision making and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage union employees in a team environment.
  • Strong coaching / teambuilding skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the plant organization.
  • Strong people skills - able to resolve conflict.
  • Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary.


Travel Requirements:

  • <5%


Hours of work:

  • Must be willing to work Day/Night rotating 12-hour shifts including weekends.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $79,166.00   -  $108,854.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington

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