Engineering Section Supervisor:

Harrodsburg Kentucky

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.

Corning’s Glass Technologies segment manufactures chemically strengthened cover glass, such as Gorilla® Glass® for the consumer electronics market and glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Purpose of the Position:

  • Coordinate the daily management of the glass forming process.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of initiatives that are aligned with the plant manufacturing strategy in order to achieve optimum plant & department efficiency. 
  • Provide leadership in the development and training of future and current employees. 
  • Ensure adherence to plant operating systems and documented work practices.
  • Meet department and plant financial goals including cost reduction and capability improvement.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a group of process engineers in the daily operations of the manufacturing process.
  • Manages process control and process discipline (PCPD) for forming process which includes SOS and Process Governance.
  • Manages process documentation and ensures it is up to date and compliant with division standards.
  • Lead and/or support forming process and equipment developments.  This includes ensuring that all methods for process change management is utilized effectively.
  • Responsible for process yields, product attributes, cost reduction, and process capability improvement efforts.
  • Communicate and report operations performance metrics to production teams, plant operations staff and functional leaders.
  • Perform performance reviews and talent development plans for salaried direct reports.
  • Execute cost reduction, lean and/or PEx projects (DMAIC/DESIGN) in line with business objectives.
  • Ensure the protection of Corning’s Intellectual Property (IP).


Work Hours:

  • Standard hours (M-F 8-5)
  • Flexible hours may be required to support off-hour and/or weekend operation requirements.


Education & Experience: 

  • BS or MS in engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Glass, or Ceramic disciplines preferred)
  • 4+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred)


Required Skills:

  • Effective leadership skills to communicate expectations and hold individuals accountable
  • Ability to supervise and lead direct and indirect employees
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Results oriented and high commitment
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to use engineering fundamentals to find a problem and determine root cause
  • Project management skills
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC / DESGN) methodology
  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly


Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated results with glass processes
  • Technical aptitude
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques


Soft Skills:

  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups;  team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and strong work ethic
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish goals (directly and indirectly)


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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