Operations Excellence Project Lead

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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Role:

The primary focus of the Operational Excellence Project Lead would be to support the department needs for the management tasks needed to run a shift, oversee details on manufacturing processes and output, and to lead activities that improve operational excellence. This position will provide a link between the Operations team, Planning, Maintenance, and Quality and will drive improvements in all areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate the department schedule to meet the needs of the factory. Includes ordering materials, ordering ware, or adjusting/expediting the line schedules. Completing spreadsheets as required.
  • Reconcile tickets and ware. Inventory accuracy audits.
  • Coordinate experimental line time with Engineering and planning.
  • Compiling shift paperwork and summarize daily SOS, PPMs, Layered audits, Job change & start-ups, Check lists. Management of documentation audits, PDCs
  • Back fill for existing team leaders, in establishing rosters, schedules, required reporting, pre-shift meetings, provide shift direction and/or discipline if necessary. Manufacturing Processes & Output
  • Ensure safety task management for investigations, department Top 5 actions.
  • Track quality PPMs, conduct investigations and corrective actions.
  • Track uptime and throughput, conduct investigations and corrective actions.
  • Develop methods to track compliance to schedule.
  • 5S & housekeeping program execution; implement visual standards.
  • Tracking of supplies and equipment spending Operational Excellence
  • Develop and implement programs or systems to standardize team leader tasks and on-boarding.
  • Completion of continuous improvement projects for information flow and material flow in the department, with Planning, and with upstream or downstream departments.
  • Development of departmental communications as it relates to improved performance to existing and new processes.
  • Corrective and preventive actions for department projects.
  • Develop actions to improve rigor the daily process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 year Engineering Degree or a degree in a technical field with relevant experience
  • 5+ years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience and understanding of process management systems, process control.


  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good attitude and interpersonal skills
  • Training and understanding of cost accounting.
  • Trained and experienced in fundamentals of safety and health.

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.

Full time
Erwin, NY 14870, US