Manufacturing Team Leader, Optical Coating Dept:

Fairport New York

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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Scope of Position:

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


  • Provide immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, and checking work at frequent intervals.
  • Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and material supply.
  • Direct subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies
  • Establish and manage production schedules
  • Interact daily with subordinates and/or functional peer groups, foster teamwork
  • Interaction normally involves exchange or presentation of information.
  • Administer work assignments
  • Participate on technology teams to deliver new product and process capabilities
  • Develop and executes training plans.
  • Interface with support groups (e.g. engineering, quality, supply chain)
  • Champion safe working environment for all personnel and support plant / corporate initiatives
  • Responsible for housekeeping and 5S compliance
  • Identify and implement programs to improve area performance and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Acceptance of other duties as assigned



  • 40+ hr week to support production, training, communication needs as required


Required Skills:

  • 4-year technical degree or 2-year degree with 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Excellent people skills and organizational skills.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to grasp technical details and understand impacts of the process and requirements for successful performance/quality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Follow-up and documentation skills a must.
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills


Desired Skills:

  • 5-10 years of Optical/Mechanical experience in a production based assembly system environment
  • Process orientation- find ways to improve existing organizations
  • Review and interpret data to make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc.
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic
  • Daily leadership to meet manufacturing schedules and deadlines
  • Prioritize workload to meet demand and maximize manufacturing efficiency
  • Assign specific tasks, provide direction and check work
  • Review quality concerns and facilitate corrective actions
  • Continuous improvement of efficiencies and workflow to improve overall performance


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