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Chemical Process Engineer

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Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

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, 170 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MT&E) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies. Providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. Partnering with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division, we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform experimental and theoretical studies, including statistical and computer modeling to improve the fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of chemical processing phenomena
  • Apply Chemical Engineering principles, including material and energy balances to optimize fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer unit operations such as mixing, ion exchange, adsorption, filtration, drying, solids processing, reaction engineering etc.
  • Design and develop new processes or improve existing processes or products across all Corning business sectors
  • Be a subject-matter-expert for Chemical Engineering unit operations with effective integration of Materials Science and Engineering expertise to achieve required product attributes
  • Present engineering and scientific results to internal stakeholders at various management levels
  • Measure and communicate performance against established objectives



  • 0% - 50% depending on project.
  • MT&E Engineers support domestic and international projects 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Chemical Engineering discipline
  • Prior industrial experience will be an asset including completed work internships


Required Skills:

  • Technical curiosity
  • Ability to apply fundamental Chemical Engineering principles to solve problems and develop processes
  • Ability to generate fundamental understanding and apply it to produce practical solutions for real world problems
  • Ability to work in a laboratory or manufacturing environment on projects involving research, product & process development, technology deployment, and process troubleshooting
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good team player with the ability to work in a diverse workplace
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of intellectual property generation, capture and management
  • Some experience applying fundamental Chemical Engineering principles to address problems in the Pharmaceutical or Life Science fields.
  • Alternatively, understanding of Materials Science/Engineering for glass and/or ceramics materials and ability to effectively integrate with Chemical Engineering principles
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Proficiency with chemical process simulation tools is a plus: AspenPlus, ChemCad, COMSOL, etc.
  • Negotiation, motivating and influencing 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.

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