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Corning Incorporated

Production Supervisor

Corning Incorporated - Manassas, VA

Production Supervisor




Production Supervisor


May 25, 2018


Manassas, VA, US, 20110

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Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise inspecialty 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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will lead team operations group and facilitate daily production activities to ensure established process control and operating procedures are followed. We need you to achieve plant requirements for safety, quality, delivery, selects, uptime, throughput and cost. You will also execute the plant plan objectives at the tactical level focused on continuous improvement.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Execute operating plan to achieve team objectives and provide immediate supervision to subordinates to execute assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies.

Build effective relations with plant support groups.

Review team performance with team members at regular intervals and conduct hourly/direct labor employee performance reviews and provide coaching 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 adherence to established procedures and set points for process control; ensures awareness and compliance to changes.

Travel Requirements:

Less than 10% domestically for training.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

Minimum 3 years’ work experience with industrial labor relations (union or union-free) in a manufacturing environment.

Minimum 2 year’s previous supervisory experience.

Required Skills:

Computer skills (Excel – Basic formulas, and Word)

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

Bachelor of Science (Engineering or technical)

Certified Green Belt.

Ability to communicate with all levels of the plant organization.

Aseptic manufacturing exposure.

ISO and FDA 21 CFR, part 820 knowledge or exposure.

Experience developing teams.

Competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviors):

Employee Relations Skills:

Build effective teams and blend people into teams when needed while creating strong morale and spirit.

You should share wins and successes and support an open dialogue.

We look for you to let people finish and be responsible for their work.

We define success in terms of the whole team and create a feeling of belonging in the team.

Ability to show understanding, concern and be considerate to the plight of others not as fortunate.

Ability to handle Conflict Management and have the ability to step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities and read situations quickly.

Good at focused listening and can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably while finding common ground and get to agreements.

Ability to direct others and establish clear directions with stretch objectives.

Distribute the workload appropriately and lay out work in a well-planned and organized manner.

Maintain two-way dialogue on work and results.

We need someone that is a clear communicator with good listening skills and has can hear people out. You will need to be able to accurately restate the opinions of others even if you disagree.

Business Skills:

Do you make good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment?

The role requires that you can make data driven decisions that balance data content with time.

Be a go-to for advice and solutions.

Drive for Results and can be counted on to exceed goals successfully while being bottom line oriented. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Ability to lead and measure works and can clearly assign responsibility for tasks and decisions.

Can set clear objectives and measures and monitors process, progress and results. Designs feedback loops into work.

Has strong command and presentation skills and is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and leadership.

Will set priorities and can change tactics midstream when something isn't working.

Will eliminates roadblocks and creates focus while quickly zeroing in on the critical few and puts the trivial issues aside.

Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal.

Function/Technical Skills:

Are one of your strengths employee relations? You will need to develop and maintain positive employee relations in union and union-free operations.

Can you communicate openly and honestly with employees at all levels (which includes listening)?

Can identify, analyze, and resolve employee issues and grievances.

Is adept at negotiating agreements with employee representatives that effectively balance the needs of all parties where feasible.

Is fair and consistent in application of policies, procedures, and/or collective agreements.

Respects the role of employee representatives where applicable.

Abides by all applicable labor and employment laws and directives.

Focus on Safety, Health, Environmental Compliance.

Designs, maintains and operates all facilities and equipment to prevent events that could have an adverse impact on people and the environment, cause significant property loss, or result in business interruption.

Understands the application of national and local safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations to plant operations.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market:

Washington DC

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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.