Division Quality Engineering Manager
Corning Incorporated - Lowell, MA

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Company overview:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.

Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.

Corning Life Sciences brings new and innovative laboratory tools to researchers. Our core technical competencies include polymer science, biochemistry and molecular biology, glass melting and forming, surface modification, and characterization science. As part of Corning Incorporated, we are a world leader in specialty glass and have a 150-year tradition of innovation.

We are committed to meeting customers’ unique and changing needs with original solutions for today’s emerging life sciences technologies. Our dedication to quality, technology and innovation has enabled us to produce the world’s most comprehensive line of laboratory tools for life science research. Corning Life Sciences also offers custom capabilities such as special packaging, bar coding, and printed lot numbers, to meet specific customer requirements

To know more about Corning Life Sciences, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/products_services/life_sciences.aspx

Purpose of Position:
Manage and maintain the Divisions Quality Engineering tools and processes used by Corning Life Sciences' manufacturing plants worldwide. Promote continuous improvement methodologies within the Quality System regarding failure, and complaint investigation, corrective actions and new product development. Promote a consistent, effective, and efficient process through inter-department communication, internal manufacturing understanding, and sharing of information.

Key Responsibilities:
Creation and manage the divisions Quality Systems as it relates to the tools and techniques of Quality Engineering. Provide leadership to the plant Quality Organizations to ensure consistency and compliance to policies and procedures created: Failure investigation (internal and external) Complaint investigation Product Change management Product Validation Process Validation New Product Development Supplier Assessment/Approval Responsible for the identification of Division wide electronic management tools for aspects of the Quality and Regulatory Systems used within the organization. Responsible for Cost of Quality metrics, to be tracked, measured, reported; areas for improvement to be prioritized and acted upon. Management and resourcing of department project portfolio. Support Quality Engineering efforts to define new product test methods, test/inspection process improvements, and to resolve supplier/customer quality issues including re-inspection efforts. Integrate efforts and interface with Product/Process Engineering, Extrusion Operations, and Finishing Operations to drive resolution. Drive department project portfolio to meet ongoing business needs including ongoing management of department resources (both materials and people). Develop methods/metrics to evaluate and continuously improve process capability and effectiveness of systems. Meet annual objectives of permanent quality fixes. Support the Facility to drive the process control/process discipline culture. Establishment of critical acceptance/quality criteria on new and established products. Interpretation of Regulatory requirements.

Required Education and Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline Minimum of 10 years’ experience (preferably in a regulated manufacturing environment) with 5 years of experience in a plant quality management role. Effective project management skills; experience in managing large-scale and/or multiple projects simultaneously. Organized; ability to prioritize and manage multiple activities to meet demanding production schedules and dynamic shipment requirements. Strong Communication skills, ability to effectively communicate and interact across all levels. Relationship building. Flexibility, Ability to work in a dynamic environment while managing multiple priorities. Tactical /analytical thinking. High sense of urgency. Proficiency in MS Office applications (EXCEL, Access), Peoplesoft, Proficy. Previous supervisory experience. Previous statistical / quality experience.

Desired Education and Skills:
Knowledge and familiarity of internal (and external) manufacturing specifications, process capability, quality systems, and quality architecture development. Basic understanding of Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing systems. Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt. Familiarity with life sciences products and manufacturing processes.

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Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process...