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Metrology Engineer

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Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Glendale, AZ, US, 85301

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57775


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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we 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. The Corning Advanced Optics division is a global leader in providing cutting-edge materials, optical and mechanical solutions that serve the aerospace, defense, and commercial sectors.


Purpose of Position:

• Provide leadership in metrology engineering and precision measurement to support customer requirements, new product development, and overall business goals

• Convert customer and internal specifications into the necessary measurement methodologies to meet expectations

• Anticipate future metrology requirements through the continual evaluation of technologies based on customer and internal requirements


Key Responsibilities:

• Owner of the overall metrology department and processes following current good GD&T practices while measurement traceability, equipment safe operation, maintenance, and calibration

• Supervise the metrology department staff to include such items as time reporting, work schedules, and effective working process

• Ensure metrology processes and techniques are properly documented (and reflect current operations) and the staff is properly trained in all aspects of their job along with implementing continual education programs for both the staff and yourself

• Provide technical assistance in installation, qualification, daily operation, and maintenance of the metrology equipment

• Maintain and improve the plant’s equipment and operator qualification program using the latest MSA and Gauge R&R methodologies.

• Create programs for both AOI and CMM platforms meet product acceptance measurement requirements, providing data analysis and reporting

• Work directly with internal customers to establish metrology control plans and the scheduling of products throughout the various measurement processes

• Serve as an advocate for safe operations within the Metrology team with all preventative maintenance and interim performance verification activities of the metrology equipment

• As a global SME in Metrology, advise and support the metrology operations within our global manufacturing facilities


Required Skills:

• Software data analysis such as MATLAB, JMP, etc., statistic knowledge in data analysis: standard deviation, mean, statistical agreement tests, data transformation, trend identification, regression analysis, curve fitting, etc.

• Knowledge of metrology fundamentals: MSA, metrological traceability, and calibration

• Awareness of national and international standards relating to dimensional metrology and measurement uncertainty (e.g., ISO GPS and ASME B89)

• English writing and speaking fluency as well awareness of global cultural behaviors

• Operating the metrology of Keyence, CMM, Zeiss, OGP or other coordinate metrology software packages


Soft Skills:

• Knowledge of Solid Works and similar CAD software packages

• Ambition and ability to independently fill gaps in knowledge and expertise through self-guided learning

• Ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities

• Highly motivated with a sense of urgency, keen attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to drive tasks to closure

• Ability to communicate effectively with different levels of organization

• Ability to present data and analysis in both verbal and written/graphical form that broad audiences can understand

• Ability to identify root cause of problems to enable effective corrective action

• Desire to exceed internal customer expectations for quality and delivery. Ambition and ability to independently fill gaps in knowledge and expertise through self-guided learning

• Supervisory experience


Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree (engineering / technical preferred).

• 3-5 + years’ experience in industrial or research-based metrology is helpful but directly applicable advanced education and/or research may be substituted for work experience.


Travel Requirements:

• We anticipate less than 5% travel for this role


Hours of Work:

• 8:00am-5:00pm typically (with some flexibility)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. Corning offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, pension, and family medical leave. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix