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Contract Manufacturing Engineer

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Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Austin, TX, US, 78726 Keller, TX, US, 76248 Hickory, NC, US, 28601 Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51331


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of Position: Provide Manufacturing Engineering support at Contract Manufacturing locations for Telecommunication products. Own and manage developing, transferring and sustaining products and processes into internal and external manufacturing facilities.


Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Liaison as the first line of contact for all manufacturing issues
  • Manage NPI transfer into CM. Develop, review and transfer processes for NPI – New Product Introduction.
  • Drive product, process, test and inspection improvements and manufacturing processes.
  • Develop, evaluate, deploy and enforce manufacturing documentation and readiness at manufacturing sites. Manage BOM’s for current products.
  • Support product and process transfers to CM from OCS by working closely with Technology, Division Engineering.
  • Analyze and drive product, process, test and quality improvements.
  • Identify gaps in manufacturing capabilities and recommend and implement changes for improvement.
  • Analyze and develop manufacturing capacity model and formulate plans to overcome gaps in capacity.
  • Develop and execute manufacturing Cost Reduction portfolio.
  • Manage manufacturing projects such as Product transfers, process improvements, quality improvements, and cost reduction.


Travel: Up to 30% travel. Includes travel in domestic and overseas


Minimum Education, Skill and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing experience in Telecom, Consumer, Defense or Automotive industry sectors.
  • Minimum 5 years of combined experience in developing, transferring and sustaining Product Designs into Manufacturing, preferably Contract Manufacturing
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in managing production for ensuring Quality, Cost and delivery metrics.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management of medium scale projects, preferably in manufacturing environment.


Desired Experience:

  • Experience in Product Data Management for multilevel BOM in platforms such as Agile, Oracle, SAP or Windchill
  • Experience with contracting manufacturing
  • Experience in quality management, process management and production management
  • Experience in product structuring , process development, process evaluation, quality management, process management and production floor
  • Experience in developing and managing Cost Reduction projects
  • Project management skills in transferring Product, Process and Test from design to manufacturing.
  • Strong communication and flexibility to work with multiple cultures and time zones.
  • High initiative, self-motivation and ability to work in multinational, matrix organization.


Work location: Keller or Austin, Texas or Charlotte or Hickory, North Carolina


This role 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, 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: Austin