Plant Quality Manager:

Manassas Virginia

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.

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:

The Plant Quality Manager is accountable for product and process compliance to regulatory, customer and Corning Life Sciences standards.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Responsible for developing and maintaining plant strategic quality plan and policies.

• Accountable for the effective execution of processes carried out by prioritizing and managing people, resources and budget to accomplish expected requirements and performance.

• Engages and provides leadership directions/objectives, coaching and personal development of Associates to perform to their best ability and meet both personal and plant objectives.

• Acts as the plant "Management representative" for Notified Bodies and liaison with Regulatory authorities and customer, by hosting related audits and ensuring effective resolution.

• Maintains the Quality Systems to ensure compliance to International standards (ISO) and other industry standards such as USP, ASTM, etc. as applicable.


Travel Requirements:

15% Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Monday - Friday days

Up to 25% travel may be required.


Required Education:

Bachelor’s Degree. Prefer in Life Sciences, Chemistry or Engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience:

8+ years related experience including at least 3 years of managerial or supervisory experience and 5 years of manufacturing experience.


Required Skills:

• Knowledge of key statistical methods and proficiency in Continual Improvement methods (Lean/Six Sigma) • Medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturing and sterilization knowledge

• Familiarity with 21 CFR parts, 820, 210/211. ISO13485

• Audit/inspection experience

• Lean Six Sigma experience

• Strong knowledge base in all aspects of Quality including validation, calibration, and quality control


Desired Skills:

• CQE certification

• Production or engineering management

• Certified Six Sigma 

• Working knowledge and understanding of manufacturing related accounting and other financial systems including budget process


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Proven supervisory experience/skills

• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office tools, electronic document management systems (e.g. Peoplesoft, EtQ)

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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