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Operations Team Leader

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Date: Aug 14, 2022

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US, 31520

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 53827


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.


Scope of Position:

Supervisory responsibilities for cable operations. The typical position will have supervisory responsibility for 30-45 hourly associates, 4 operations coordinators and potentially a contingent workforce. This position is a part of the WCP Leadership team and reports directly into Operations. Incumbents in this position have the opportunity to progress to various roles in the organization (e.g., Facilities, Engineering, Supply Chain, Technology and Division Engineering).


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Directly responsible for performing work in a safe manner and maintaining a safe work environment. Is responsible for his/her safety, as well as that of others that may be at the facility, whether working or visiting. Is responsible for observing safe work practices and being proactive with reporting any unsafe conditions.

• Responsible for the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) and/or warehouse to meet or exceed production goals, quality, and cost objectives.

• Develop, train and coach employees to be responsible and accountable for their individual and team objectives

• Manage employee time and attendance for timely and accurate payroll processing

• Lead, coach and participate on teams to accomplish individual, department, and division objectives. Objectives may include quality improvements, operating expense, inventory targets, production goals, equipment run time, and on-time shipments

• Understand cost drivers and manage to lowest cost/highest output impact decisions of team

• Leadership may add or remove duties based on business priorities

• Projects involved with: o Lead projects that have either direct impact on hourly staffing levels or improvement of flow through the process area (e.g., Distribution Flow Optimization)

o Support development of Lean project teams that introduce significant new products or processes into the area (not projects that are modifications to an existing product)

o Participate in the Continuous Improvement Team to improve overall plant operations

o Develop and document procedure revisions for assigned areas

o Implement procedures in all production functions to meet and maintain ISO standards

o Identify areas of inefficient operation and implement improvements

o Utilize capacity models to develop staffing and production plans

o Identify production bottlenecks and manage resources to exploit the bottleneck

o Investigate and implement assigned Corrective Actions

o Reduce process variation and improve production yield


Hours of Work / Work Schedule:

• Flexible – with hours during day, night or weekend shifts


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts, or 3-5 years of manufacturing leadership experience



• B.S. degree (Engineering or technical)


Required Skills

• Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

• Organizational and time management skills

• Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency

• Problem-solving and root cause analysis skills


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.

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