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Process Engineer II

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Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48586


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.


In this role, you will work to deploy, debug, and bring new assets into production. We look for you to develop new technology to improve manufacturing operations. Lead migration of new Processes, Products, and Technologies with a focus on process improvement and engineering. You will provide technical expertise in glass-forming, surface preparation, coating technologies and related manufacturing equipment, supporting the manufacturing and product development for the business.


  • Reducing defects by eliminating root causes.
  • Lead all activity related to achieving process objectives.
  • Technical analysis of processes.
  • Application of analytical results to improving processes and meeting customer requirements.
  • Interface with Development for production trials of new products, processes, and technology.
  • Interface with external manufacturing to facilitate the introduction of new processes, products, and technology.
  • Design and implementation of process experiments.
  • Project leadership: Develop new technology to improve manufacturing operations and product attributes.
  • New technology includes operational practices, raw materials, and process design.
  • Participate in projects and execute to project portfolio.
  • Manufacturing support. Provide third-level troubleshooting for operational issues.
  • Lead/support manufacturing startups and expansions where new technology is involved.
  • Lead/support equipment repair activities as required where new technology is involved.
  • Validate production processes as needed using site validation processes.
  • Establish and implement validation master plans and document validation results.
  • Identify processes operating outside of validated state through production audits and take corrective actions to return processes to normal operation.
  • Closely adhere to requirements of the plant quality systems including compliance to the change control procedure when introducing or modifying manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Ensure compliance of business and quality systems in manufacturing, i.e. OSHA, ISO9001, ISO13485, QSR CFR 21 part 820, GMP, etc. through audits against documented procedures.
  • Take corrective action when audits identify any non-conforming process.
  • Short term (first 1-6 months): up to 25%
  • Long term (>6months): We anticipate less than 5% travel is required for this role.
  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 pm • Expect 45-50 hours per week on average.
  • Weekend work required during start-ups and major projects or process activity.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical, Ceramic, Materials, Mechanical or related discipline.
  • 3+ years in glass or ceramic process or manufacturing engineering experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment (Preferred)
  • Rigorous problem solving - Proficient in the use of DOE, SPC, Six Sigma and other process control/ analysis techniques
  • Experience completing projects in a manufacturing organization
  • Decision making based on data
  • Proven solution implementation experience. 
    Master’s degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Glass manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Process excellence (Six Sigma) Green Belt or higher
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Capable of leading small process development / improvement projects
  • Innovation experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills. • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Strong process management skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to listen to and gain process understanding from supervisors, peers, and operators.
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability 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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh