Security Supervisor:

Hickory North Carolina

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 being 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.

Day to Day Responsibilities 

  • Supervise a team of Corning and/ or contingent security officers with oversight of performance, payroll, training, team building and other plant responsibilities 
  • Maintain a working relationship with the contract security provider and leadership on hiring needs, performance and expectations of security officer requirements 
  • Lead continuous improvement of the security team operations and security officer training programs 
  • Establish and maintain a solid partnership with site leadership, with focus on the organizational strategies of both Global Security and the facility 
  • Implement security policies and procedures and conduct employee awareness training 
  • Support investigative matters with initial fact finding and ongoing action through partnership with Security Operations, Investigations and facility leadership 
  • Attend facility project meetings, provide security guidance and coordination of technical/ vendor support with the CGS Service Delivery Team 
  • Maintain an understanding of CGS security standards, conduct ongoing security assessments and provide recommendations to mitigate risk 
  • Ensure functionality and compliance with security technology and programs 
  • Establish and maintain partnership with local law enforcement agencies 
  • Provide security updates to the facility HR of security updates, etc. 
  • Conduct regular team meetings to discuss site best practices, issues, and implement corrective actions

Travel Requirements: Negligible

Work Hours: Standard business hours (M-F), with flexibility to support a 24/7 operation when needed


  • BS degree required 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a security or leadership position

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) 
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of integrity and confidentiality 
  • Sound judgment, confidence, and the ability to make solid decisions 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels of the corporation 
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated 
  • Positive attitude, high initiative, and strong work ethic 
  • Ability to manage and deliver on multiple priorities 
  • Ability to provide direction

Desired Skills

  • Technology oriented 
  • Knowledge of alarm and video platforms 
  • Knowledge of visitor management and case management systems 
  • Prior leadership experience 
  • Experience in a corporate security function 
  • ASIS CPP or PSP certification

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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