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Metrology (Measurements) Engineer - Durham, NC

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Date: Apr 27, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50987


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

Provides technical expertise in measurements and inspections on Pharmaceutical glass packaging equipment supporting 24/7 manufacturing facility. Ensures measurement and inspection equipment is running beyond expectations and deliver high manufacturing throughput.  


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide recommendations for the design, development, implementation and analysis of measurements systems.
  • Be the hands-on specialist for custom measurement and inspection built Corning Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Manage the transfer of early stage technology from development to manufacturing ensuring a successful migration into daily operations.
  • Co-work with manufacturing to ensure yield, uptime, and line rates are exceeded.
  • Train engineering, maintenance, and other trainers on the accurate use and maintenance of measurement & inspection equipment.
  • Provide remote and onsite technical troubleshooting of installed systems.
  • Support installation of systems throughout business growth.
  • Provide technical assistance in installation and maintenance of metrology equipment. Analyze equipment malfunctions and accordingly develop lasting corrective actions.
  • As required, maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing equipment.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Work with Manufacturing and Product Development groups on evaluating and implementing capacity, cost reduction and new opportunities.
  • Installation and training of new assembly equipment into manufacturing.
  • Involvement with process studies including process monitoring, recording data, calculate, analyze and give recommendations of data/test results.
  • Work with project teams and communicate project status through written or oral communicates as necessary.
  • Partners with external suppliers and machine builders to support capital projects in support of division objectives.
  • Implement corrective action related to process variations, equipment malfunctions, or operations



Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate less than 5% travel is required for this role.

Hours of Work/Work Schedule/Flex-Time:

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 pm, flexible to support
  • Weekend support as the need arises to support objectives; off-hours meetings and e-mails as needed.

Required Education/Years and Area of Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physics
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ metrology experience in a manufacturing (or similar) environment.


Required Experience/Skills:

  • Must be hands-on and efficiently communicate gaps/concerns to both local and remote resources.
  • Curiosity to learn new things, motivation to apply learnings, and eagerness to execute.
  • Familiarity with different inspection techniques for various glass defects.
  • Brings the “Can-do” demeanor even when supporting vague or loosely defined objectives of a new business.
  • Able to lead and influence others both in and outside the organization.
  • Strong technical writing and documentation

Desired Experience/Skills:


  • Knowledge of image processing algorithms and measurement tools
  • Programming experience with, Matlab, or Python
  • Application experience using vision tools for the inspection of transparent “clear” glass.
  • High speed inspection and part handling.
  • Project management experience with clear concise updates.
  • Able to effectively communicate complex system details communicate across technical and cultural boundaries.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh