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Senior Mechanical Engineer-Corning, NY

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Date: Feb 22, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59828


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 



Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with engineering project teams that are responsible to deliver cost effective machine systems and services to Corning’s R&D facilities.
  • Collaborate with project team members to solve mechanical engineering and equipment related problems and develop basic understanding of process and equipment design requirements.
  • Define machine design specifications, develop mechanical design concepts, design and follow construction of equipment, and make appropriate engineering recommendations.
  • Assist with proof of concept and prototype testing to validate design concepts.
  • Support the creation of construction drawings, installation drawings, and ensure that final drawing packages reflect as-built conditions and satisfy Corning drawing standards.
  • Collaborate with external machine builders, system integrators, and suppliers to specify and successfully deliver assigned areas of responsibility to overall project teams on-time, on-budget, and satisfy process performance measures.
  • Coordinate and direct the installation of machine systems and services. 
  • Actively participate in system integration, debug, and start-up.
  • Assist with development of scope, schedule, and budget for project responsibilities. 
  • Maintain records and track expenditures against allocated funds.
  • Estimate time required to accomplish tasks and monitor performance against schedules.
  • Report on project activities, status, and issues on a periodic basis to project & department leadership.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, work within Corning standards, and Corning processes with minimal supervision.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 
  • 5 years of related experience.


Required Skills:

  • Technical curiosity and ability to learn, develop, and advance technical skills in mechanical design, process equipment development, process gas delivery, mechanical services, and system integration.
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical design practices, equipment fabrication and assembly, and mechanical systems troubleshooting.
  • Ability to use experimentation to develop basic process knowledge, design prototype test systems, and perform proof of concept testing to validate design approach.
  • Basic familiarity with most of the following areas: electro-mechanical drive systems, fluid power, pneumatics, material handling, alignment, part sensing, high purity piping, gas and liquid delivery, and safety standards.
  • Skilled in 2-D and 3-D CAD (Solidworks) and good understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team-based environment and contribute to a highly matrixed project team.
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and produce results.


Soft Skills:

  • Comfortable communicating with all levels of an organization.
  • Ability to work on multiple work streams.
  • Ability to come up with practical actions to deal with issues.
  • Work well independently and on teams.


Travel Requirements: Minimal Travel, primarily for machine checkout, training, etc.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 40 hours per week, M-F, can require more dependent on project needs.



This position does not support immigration sponsorship




Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


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.

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