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Engineering 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.

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.


Lead a diverse team of engineers and technicians in a fast paced manufacturing environment focused on: product quality, safety, new technology deployment, manufacturing capacity and cost reduction.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily supervision in order to ensure superior customer support to the fiber manufacturing operation.
  • Prioritize support efforts in order to maximize performance and minimize manufacturing costs
  • Actively participate in establishing department objectives, prioritization and resource allocation as dictated by business priorities or conditions
  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects while also encouraging 100% team participation
  • Develop/maintain systems to monitor equipment and process performance
  • Champion for the development of fundamental understanding
  • Provide challenging assignments to direct reports and actively work with them to define and update career plans
  • Develop short/long term equipment and process strategies with regards to equipment/software life-cycles or continuous improvement
  • Sponsor or lead projects targeted at cost reduction, new products, safety, quality, increased capacity and other strategic initiatives
  • Develop & implement a second level troubleshooting system with the support and partnership of manufacturing


Travel Requirements: minimal (less than 10%)


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Monday-Friday. The position is overtime exempt. Overtime is not uncommon and is expected at times, however the amount and duration will vary as a function of business needs. Off-hours leadership support required once every two months.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials, Ceramic, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or degree in other Engineering discipline with demonstrated manufacturing experience.
  • Two (2) or more years of functional or project leadership experience
  • Four (4) or more years of experience in Manufacturing environment 
  • Ability to make sound technical decisions both within and outside areas of expertise.
  • Strong communications skills and customer orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization.
  • Project management capability, particularly coordination of multiple, inter-related tasks.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Use scientific method and engineering first principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and executed processes.
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of documentation systems


Desired Skills:

  • Supervisory skills, particularly in coaching technical employees
  • Six Sigma/DMAIC Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification
  • Basic knowledge of fiber optic properties and critical parameters along with the factors that affect them
  • Working knowledge of the material sciences
  • Project management experience
  • Strong equipment orientation
  • Leadership experience, Independent, Self starter
  • Familiar with quality systems and how they can be executed


Soft Skills:

  • Work well both within a multi-disciplined team and independently with minimal oversight
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


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
Glendale, AZ 85301, US