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Corning Incorporated

Mechanical Engineering Supervisor Job

Corning Incorporated - Hickory, NC

Company Description:

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 be 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.

Job Description: The Connectivity Process Development Supervisor is responsible for directing, coaching, and mentoring a group of process focused engineers and technicians within the Connectivity Technology organization. This leadership position will manage technology talent supporting associated product teams, corporate business directives and technology objectives.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Direct engineering personnel in process projects and activities. Conduct annual PD&R with each individual direct report.

• Drive/support deep fundamental understanding projects through the use of modeling, DMAIC, design of experiments and MEE hypothesis methods.

• Responsible for documenting fundamental understanding via technical report writing.

• Support deployment of new process technologies that reduce manufacturing cost, increase capacity, and sustain process capability.

• Identify process parameters, tolerances and controls required to successfully implement Quality Architecture in Connectivity plants.

• Participate in Product Team road mapping exercises and understand any effect on core process competencies.

• Support the creation and growth of an effective global technical network spanning the Technology Community, Division Engineering, and plant levels.

• Remain abreast of state of the art process technologies and articulate plans to upgrade to achieve/sustain world class performance.

• Identify Technology enabled cost reductions using DMAIC/DESGN tools.

• Generate and document IP.

Job Requirements:

Required Skills:

• Excellent project management skills (planning, resource management, conflict resolution, able to meet deadlines)

• Excellent problem solving, and decision-making skills demonstrated by the use of advanced data analysis.

Desired Skills:

• Experience with Cable Assembly manufacturing processes and established relationships with multiple functional groups in global locations.

• Experience with Stage Gate projects, both early stage innovation (stage 1-3) and later stage activities (Stage 4-5).

Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

• Bachelor of Science in Engineering

• 7 years' process/product engineering development experience

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint)

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external customers and within multi-national groups

• Ability to clearly express technical ideas

• All main communication is in English

• Ability to influence outside of direct reporting structure

• Ability to motivate individuals and manage situations; good coaching and mentoring skills.

• High initiative, able to work with minimal direction.

Travel Requirements (please note if international):

• 20% travel expected to NAFTA and International locations.

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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Job Criteria:

Start Date:

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Years of Experience Required: 7

Education Required: Bachelors

Overnight Travel:

Vacation Time:

10 days 13 hours ago

Corning Incorporated


Mechanical Engineering Supervisor Job Corning Incorporated - Hickory, NC, United States


Location: Hickory, NC

Company Profile:
Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as specialty surfaces, media, and reagents for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic technology for screening; the Corning HYPER platform of vessels for cell yields; Corning Microcarriers for cell scale-up, therapy, and vaccine applications; Corning CellBIND, Matrigel, BioCoat, and Synthemax II surfaces; and Corning stemgro media. Corning Incorporated has strategic collaboration agreement with World Kitchen, LLC. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York.