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Defects and Mineralogy Engineer

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Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57630

 

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 Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Are you passionate about “Life Changing Innovation”? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the world’s greatest innovators. We solve our customers’ most complex problems that others can’t or won’t. Collaboration, Creative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons world-class professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career.

 

We are headquartered in Corning - a dynamic city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education. Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative 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 reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection and innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing and emerging businesses. We anticipate and provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

 

Scope of Position: You will apply your knowledge of glass and ceramics composition/properties, mineralogy and crystallography to effectively analyze, identify, and describe defects and testing results of production and experimental samples.

 

Your passion and experience will serve all existing businesses. Projects will range from initial research through manufacturing. As part of the team, you will serve as one of a flexible base of resources and knowledge-holders which facilitates rapid solution development and emphasizes strong technical competence. The team of microscopy and mineralogy experts, will investigate process and product interactions in glass and ceramic research, development, and manufacturing.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities: • Conduct microstructure and morphology analysis to support autopsy and problem solving • Drive root cause understanding for problems by microscope data analysis. • Understand microscopic defects and material properties and their impact on Corning’s products and processes. • Hands-on sample preparation of defects in specimens • Employ analytical methods to identify defect and determine root cause, such as petrography, electron microscopy, 3D X-ray Tomography, X-ray Fluorescence, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction and more. • Document all results in internal, structured reports. • Manage workload to ensure optimal turnaround and experimental efficiency. • Measure and communicate performance against objectives.

 

Travel Requirements: • Your travel will be up to 10% travel both domestic and international Hours: • Flexibility is required; typically work 8:00am-5:00pm; Monday-Friday. Some projects may require additional hours. Required Education: • Fresh graduate degree (BS or master) in Geology, Glass, Materials or Ceramic Engineering

 

Required Skills: • Having hands on experience (SEM, EDX, petrographic microscopy, etc.) and knowledge of microscopic lab tools (microprobe, SIMS, ICPMS, FTIR, etc.) • Having passion working in lab and on microstructure analysis • Knowledge of mineralogy petrography and material science • Strong communication skills to enable collaboration with scientists and engineers • Desire to work hands-on in a lab environment • Problem solving skills • Ability to assimilate quickly and produce valuable results • Proven strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with customers, suppliers, and co-workers Desired Skills: • Glass, ceramics, process engineering basics • Statistical analysis • Strong multi-tasker

 

Soft Skills: • Ability to work across boundaries at all levels of the organization • Able to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, transparency, openness, and trust • Flexible and adaptable • Strong networking skills • Able to work independently • Sense of urgency • Results oriented 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 prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, 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.

 

This position does not support immigration.


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