Location: Goleta, CA, US, 93117
Requisition Number: 35600
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.
Position Description Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Lead an operations shift team to achieve safety, quality, and productivity performance in a semiconductor/MEMs operation.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Champion safety performance; Maintain and enforce all housekeeping and safety regulations
Hold employees accountable for adherence to established procedures to achieve performance metrics; Ensure awareness and compliance to changes
Meet production level and quality commitments through direction of employee efforts, planning, and organization of work flow; Maintain production priorities.
Able to act and make decisions as issues arise during the production process
Responsible for shift to shift handoff and transfer of detailed information regarding equipment and process status each day
Review performance with team members at regular intervals
Conduct employee performance reviews and provide coaching as needed
Coach teams and provide guidance to support team development
Maintain employee skill level consistent with the prescribed standard operating procedures.
Engage with engineers to train on process updates and communicate issues
On a daily-basis, ensure that employees provide concise and accurate documentation and communication of variances in process, procedures, or production priority, along with corrective action taken
Ensure appropriate first level troubleshooting steps are taken based on process feedback, checklists, and evaluation of loss code data
Ensure cooperation with Engineering in the implementation and evaluation of development experiments, as well as troubleshooting efforts
Recommend improvements to process and/or equipment
Maintain the systems and actions necessary to ensure compliance with department certification programs, quality System Audit Program, and ISO 9000 registration
Resolve personnel issues at the first level whenever possible; Utilize the 4-step discipline process as appropriate
Ensure maintenance of accurate records of employee overtime and attendance using the Kronos system
Actively participate in the training of new employees, conduct refresher training with experienced employees, and review/maintain training materials
Ensure the protection of Corning’s Intellectual Property
Projects involved with Safety, Quality and Safety improvements, Lean manufacturing, Workforce development
Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)
Bachelors in Engineering, Material Science or Supply Chain.
Experience in a production environment or supervision (2 year min)
Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)
Ability to work a rotating shift schedule (24/7 coverage)
Conflict resolution skills
Excellent leadership skills - continuously mentor, coach or teach
Demonstrated problem solving ability
Solid interpersonal/communication skills
Strong technical fundamentals with process development/engineering skills
Some mechanical aptitude/equipment understanding
Ability for situation assessment and strong problem definition
Critical decision-making skills, manage to SOP, trouble shoot and act under pressure
Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
Basic computer skills
Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)
Prior experience in a team lead/supervisory role in a manufacturing environment or semi / MEMs factory or clean room operations experience
ERP & MES experience
Six Sigma Greenbelt certified
Experience in semiconductor, MEMS processing, or electro-optical components manufacturing or engineering
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)
Strong Interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate in all directions effectively
Genuine desire to see others succeed
Developing Direct Reports
Please note that 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.
Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria