Quality Section Supervisor

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 Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will lead the Quality operations team responsible for internal product dispositions, quality control sampling, rework of product, outgoing inspection, and development testing support. Direct supervision of hourly and salaried personnel, and responsible for all day to day operations in the Quality department.

  • Understand internal and external customer's stated and implied needs through interaction with Quality Engineering. Ensure customer expectations are met every time by monitoring, maintaining, supporting and continuously improving Harrodsburg Quality systems
  • Work with the Plant Quality Manager to execute according to Product Quality Architecture strategy.
  • We engage in customer concern review, generate action plans to improve quality and reduce cost of quality impact.
  • We partner with gauge and measurements engineering to introduce new gauges and techniques to the plant and partner with Process Engineering on enhancement projects to ensure we meet customer specifications and expectations.
  • Ensure quality operations are adequate from a staffing and training perspective to perform all activities associated with production and development support.
  • We track and report on critical quality metrics and alert appropriate levels to trends. Handle rework inventory with goal of minimizing cost of held inventory and reduce lag from development efforts.
  • You will collaborate with different levels of Corning Glass Technologies management regarding quality and quality-related issues (Product Line Management, Engineering, Sales, Customers, Scheduling, Production, Inter-Plant, Inter-Division)
  • Handle expenditure of funds to meet budget requirements
 Travel Requirements:
  • We anticipate travel to be negligible (10% or less); International travel potential for interactions with other divisional facilities
 Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
  • Generally, we work Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. You will be expected to attend off-shift meetings or events and periodic weekend team responsibilities for the quality function.
 Required Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent technical degree
 Required Skills:
  • 2+ years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Prior supervisory experience required
  • Do you have a solid understanding and ability to execute manufacturing and Product Quality Architecture principles?
  • We need you to have a base knowledge of statistical methodology and measurement assurance/calibration principles
  • You will use your data based decision-making skills in this position.
  • We exhibit strong problem-solving skills and results orientation.
  • Data acquisition, consolidation, and analysis from multiple sources
 Desired Skills:
  • Understanding of documentation systems and familiarity with product specifications and measurements
  • Statistical Process Controls and experience with ISO 9001 or similar certification process
  • Project management experience would also be a plus
 Soft Skills:
  • Ability to apply situational leadership to diverse group of employees
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills


Do your colleagues consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a dynamic team?

Are you a self-starter, passionate about quality and have a high level of technical curiosity?

Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change?


This position supports immigration sponsorship.

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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
Harrodsburg, KY 40330, US