Operations Shift Supervisor - Glass Making

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.

Scope of Position:

As the Operations Shift Supervisor, you will serve as the key point of contact for shift operations on a 24X7 schedule as it relates to safety, quality and productivity. You will be the role model for safety by walking the talk on safety, leading and facilitating the team to world-class, day-to-day, safety performance. You will provide the supervision and facilitation to a team of technicians responsible for the manufacture of preforms and/or optical fiber.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Understands and applies established guidelines, procedures and policies

  • Provides immediate supervision to subordinates to execute operations

  • Provides daily feedback on individual and team performance

  • Prepares and provides reports to supervisory chain

  • Coordinates daily activities of team and support organizations

  • Conduct hourly/direct labor employee performance evaluations and provide mentoring as needed.

  • Ensure team executes documented operating procedures and follows established document control protocols.

  • Ensure the protection of Corning's Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Implement and monitor training and certification plans.

  • Hold reports accountable for alignment to established procedures and set points for process control; ensures awareness and compliance to changes.


Travel Requirements: Less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Will need to be able to work 12 hours shifts that rotate between day and nights. This will include weekends and holidays as required as our facility is 24/7.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering preferred) with 2+ years of Manufacturing experience - or - Enrolled in College level courses plus 4 or more years in a Manufacturing leadership role.


Required Skills:

  • Dedicated to maintain positive employee relations and build trust with team.

  • Committed to providing fair and consistent application of policies and procedures.

  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office).

  • Decision-making and prioritization with ability to work on more than one objective at a time.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience.


Desired Skills:

  • Project Management

  • Green Belt

  • Directive and autonomous


Soft Skills:

  • Strong communication skills - ability to be open and honest with employees at all levels (includes listening)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of¬  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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