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Sr. Design Engineer

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Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42851


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will be responsible for new product design of disposable plastic ware and associated single-use components for use in therapeutic/biotherapeutic manufacturing. We look for you to proficient in 3D CAD and FEA software. We look for you to work with other team members to solve difficult technical, product related problems. Supports or leads continuous improvement activities, new product introductions and cost reduction projects. Manage projects, including development of and implementation of timelines and capital budget. Knowledgeable about high volume tight tolerance plastic component manufacturing processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  •  Product Design using 3D CAD, FEA and Moldflow analysis of product design.
  • Actively participates with Product Development/Marketing Group for new product launches and projects.
  • Prepares Appropriation Requisitions (AR’s) with regards to Capital Expenditure for tooling equipment and automation.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Use statistical tools and DOE techniques in problem solving and process/product improvement
  • Executes cost reduction and improvement (DMAIC) projects in line with business objectives.
  • Provides support for new product implementations as required.
  • Manages special projects as assigned


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% domestic and international.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in design of plastic components for medical/biopharma industry.


Required Skills:

  • Proficient in 3D CAD, preferably Solidworks.
  • Proficient in FEA.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Track record of delivering results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a technical field.
  • Experience in designing and integrating plastic component in medical devices.
  • Ability to translate customer need in technical specifications/ functional requirements and verify design output.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Master of Science in Engineering or Sciences preferred.
  • Experience with Single Use Technology products and processes.
  • Green Belt Certification.
  • Experience as a Project Team Leader.
  • Knowledgeable about GMP.


Soft Skills:

  • We value a positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn and bring new ideas.
  • Flexibility and dedication to succeed.
  • Positive can-do attitude.


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.  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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