Assembly Team Leader


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Glendale, AZ
Second Shift

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Requisition Number: 55993

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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Role:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives.
  • Prioritizes production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply.
  • Receives work assignments with general instructions.
  • Directs subordinates to achieve assignments using established guidelines, procedures, and policies.
  • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results likely to cause delays in schedules. Interacts daily with subordinates and/or functional peer groups.
  • May interact with subordinate supervisors, outside customers and functional peer groups at management levels.
  • Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects/schedules, etc.
  • Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, and checking work at frequent intervals.
  • A portion of time is normally spent performing individual tasks related to the unit or sub-unit.
  • Encompasses the direction and inspection of the performance of individuals who assemble components in an industrial environment

Job Duties:

  • Develop assembly department strategy based on plant objectives and provide guidance and direction for the successful implementation of those plans
  • Manages the daily activities of the assembly department while developing positive working relationships
  • Responsible for monitoring and improving performance metrics for assembly, solder, lapping, and heat treat processes
  • Conducts daily department meetings with cross functional representation to prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, and materials supply
  • Works within department and other functional groups on resolution of quality, performance or downtime issues in a timely fashion
  • Participates or leads cost reduction projects to meet production goals, quality, and cost objectives
  • Support the plant’s change management program ensuring changes meet product quality, cost and productivity targets
  • Provides training to employees as needed on new processes, procedures, or equipment
  • Ensure employee focus through communication of priorities
  • Create and maintain positive, motivating employee relations aligned with corporate and business values
  • Sustain open communications with P&M / A&T employees both one-on-one and in group forums
  • Maintain and implement all required safety regulations and housekeeping standards on a consistent basis
  • Assists and/or leads in the performance of investigations and resolutions of manufacturing issues that affect product or process performance
  • Support the ISO 9000 and AS9100 standards
  • Attends and participates in necessary plant meetings

Education & Experience:

  • We require a BS/BA degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • We are seeking a minimum of 2 years quality, engineering, or operations experience within a manufacturing environment
  • At least 2 years of managerial or supervisory experience.
  • Track record of success and leadership accomplishment
  • Performance Excellence experience preferable Green Belt certified in a methodology (DMAIC, 6-Sigma, Lean)
  • Data analysis skills to chart and interpret data to make decisions / understand relationships
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse employee group across many levels of management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office tools, electronic document management and ERP systems

Desired Skills:

  • Supervision of a manual assembly process desired, but not required
  • Living Corning’s values
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills and networking across departments within the plant
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals from various cultural backgrounds, regions, and levels in the organization
  • Performance Excellence (Six Sigma) Green Belt or Black Belt
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system

Hours of Work:

  • 2nd Shift - 3 PM - 12 AM, Monday - Friday

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required (5-10%)

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.