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Production Supervisor - Team Leader I

Company: Corning
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition Number: 44976

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

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

Scope of Role:

Works in conjunction with the product teams to ensure objectives of cost, quality, safety, schedule compliance, and team development are met. Serves as management representative for the assigned crew. Responsible for the performance of their assigned production crew and meeting the associated departmental and team goals. Responsible for team development and addressing any performance issues. As an exempt member of the crew, responsible for developing and implementing plans to improve the leadership capability of crew leads, as well as ensure training of all production associates. Champions site environment of compliance! Responsible for the development/execution of individual and organizational objectives.

Description of Work:

  • Provides Leadership in a facilitator role to assigned technical and hourly associates to achieve departmental quality, quantity, service, cost and safety goals.

  • Facilitates monthly team share meetings and participates on project teams as the need arises.
  • Responsible for continuous growth and development of assigned crew.
  • Provides mentorship for crew leads in the areas of leadership, line scheduling, and conflict resolution.
  • Conducts skill assessments and recommends actions to address.
  • Provides mentorship/feedback to support performance improvements.
  • Responsible for ensuring teams have trained Quality Associates.
  • Coordinates daily production schedules to assure timely issuance of work orders and materials vital to improve operating efficiencies and service levels.
  • Analyzes work order variances and initiates corrective actions to resolve discrepancies.
  • Trains and develops teams to operate the production line or shift to achieve established production schedule.
  • Works with planning to define monthly production schedules and provides support to the different product teams to achieve these goals.
  • Reviews and analyzes production and financial reports, preparing reports of specific programs as asked by operations leadership.
  • Recruits, interviews, and selects hourly personnel, guides the development of employees through training programs, conducts quarterly performance appraisals, ensures associates attend required training, and coordinates employee disciplinary action.
  • Responsible for implementing all plant policies and driving accountability for individual performance Releases/close out production orders as needed, audits DHR compliance, audits production orders to ensure accurate material usage, and ensures that monthly cycle counts are completed for all product teams.
  • Supports and drives Continuous Improvement activities!
  • Coordinates with Technical Lead to ensure reliability/improvement of equipment and processes, training of technical associates, and coordinating off hours support for equipment problems.
  • Responsible for driving a safe work environment and ensuring immediate correction of any safety issues.
  • Implements uniform adherence to plant safety policies and rules.
  • Supports activities of crew safety team.
  • Leads accident/injury investigation per documented process, submits completed forms in a timely manner, and implements corrective actions to eliminate hazards.
  • Ensures compliance/improvement of quality systems in manufacturing, i.e., ISO, QSR, GMP, etc.
  • Initiates corrective actions when out of compliance and educates leadership of noncompliance and proposed corrective action.
  • Ensures crew compliance with all required training (e.g. Quality and Safety) and schedules makeup training for those who were unable to attend.
  • Able to react to change and perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree (Preferred)

  • 0-3 years of management/technical experience. Preferred in a high volume manufacturing and/or molding environment.


  • Thorough understanding and experience in manufacturing operations including production requirements, support systems, and personnel.

  • Hands on technical experience in manufacturing processes, machine reliability, equipment improvement, and project management.
  • Meaningful experience with and strong capability to work well in a team based environment.
  • Must be highly motivated with good organizational, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Capable of providing strong leadership for the crew.
  • Solid understanding of materials management systems, manufacturing equipment and processes, good manufacturing practices, and employee relations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a high performance work team focusing on the plant goals of safety, quality, schedule and cost.
  • Able to work on a 12-hour schedule and rotate quarterly between days and nights.
  • Provides backup coverage for other Production Supervisors as needed.

This role 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: Corning, Durham , Production Supervisor - Team Leader I, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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