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Product Development Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Berlin, DE, 12489

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For 170 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.


For our location in Berlin-Adlershof we are looking for a


Product Development Engineer (m/f/d)

Purpose of Position:

Innovate and design high precision optical connectors, adapters, and related fiber optic telecommunication products. Collaborate with project leaders, process development engineers, manufacturing engineers and product line management to develop high volume fiber optics products manufactured across the globe.


As a minimum a Product Development Engineer should be able to:

  • Create detailed mechanical designs of optical connectors, adapters, and related solution assemblies
  • Proficient use of 3D CAD software
  • Perform tolerance analysis
  • Identify design risks with failure mode analysis
  • Analyze current designs and new concepts with sensitivity analysis and tolerance allocation
  • Component design for high volume injection molding and metal machining processes Key



  • Provide reliable solutions using analytical design and advanced problem-solving techniques
  • Provide prototypes for and participate in voice-of-customer meetings
  • Design components for high volume precision injection molding and metal machining processes
  • Coordinate design efforts with process and manufacturing engineers
  • Coordinate product evaluations with internal test labs
  • Instruct technicians how to perform required experiments
  • Effectively communicate designs and performance data
  • Meet development project milestones and product cost targets


Required Competencies:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or similar)
  • Knowledge and experience in designing fiber optic connectors and adapters
  • Demonstrated ability to solve challenging technical problems by developing creative solutions with an understanding of the underlying engineering principles
  • Use of 3D CAD software
  • Scientific curiosity and innovative mindset
  • Self-motivated to deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Communicates effectively (verbal and written)
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Works effectively with global teams
  • Positive attitude, flexible, proactive, and committed work ethic Desired Competencies
  • Basic understanding of precision manufacturing and measurement techniques
  • Familiarity of injection molding and extrusion and polymer selection per application
  • Working knowledge of PTC Creo or Solidworks Travel Requirements
  • About 5-10% global travel



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