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Materials Control Coordinator

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate.

We are seeking out dedicated coordinators who strive to see their work make a difference. If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.

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 crafted 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 Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning's existing & emerging businesses.


  • In this role as a Materials Control Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to analyze and demonstrate process improvements, recommend and implement changes in methods or procedures and independently solve problems by examining pertinent facts. You should understand practical application to complex problems and situations ordinarily encountered and work effectively with diverse backgrounds and all levels of the organization.


  • Setting up and closing out work orders in the Inventory System.
  • Make daily inventory entries as inventory moves in and out of different manufacturing areas.
  • Works with other Corning Plants and external customers, including export, with timely shipments.
  • Properly account for and track inventory returned from Corning locations to ensure proper disposition of inventory and credits are applied.
  • Take in shipments from vendors and plant locations verifying weights and making entries into inventory system.
  • With other material coordinators, perform a monthly inventory count and reconciliation.
  • All of these duties include lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Maintain integrity of the Inventory System and make necessary updates to data tables.
  • Perform slow moving inventory review twice a year.
  • Maintain Inventory System access authorization list


  • Flexibility is required. Travel is domestic and international and should be less than 10%


  • 6:00 am to 2:30 pm with weekly call in for shipments alternated with other Material Control Coordinators


  • We require an Associate Degree; Bachelor’s Degree strongly desired
  • AAS degree, we require 4+ years of experience. BS degree plus, we require 2+ years of experience


  • The highest level of integrity with controls in mind.
  • Strong computer skills – proficiency with spreadsheets (Excel) & PowerPoint. Experience with inventory system, Sharepoint or other manufacture systems preferred.
  • Rigorous and attention to details; having minimal tolerance for mistakes or lack of precision.
  • Strong Organizational Skills, with an ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Ability to thrive in a very fast paced environment with changing requirements and emergencies.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.


  • Inventory supply chain experience
  • Manufacturing experience, particularly storeroom, warehouse, shipping and receiving, and material coordination and logistics
  • Project leadership experience
  • Finance or accounting experience


  • Are you able to work in teams as well as on own?
  • Self-motivated – ability to prioritize work and manage self - Does this sound like you?
  • Are you willing to enforce procedures and guidelines?
  • Do you have good interpersonal skills with people from different levels and diverse backgrounds as well as a strong customer orientation?

This position does not support immigration sponsorship

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
Corning, NY 14830, US