Share this Job

Equipment Engineer - Durham, NC

Apply now »

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47057


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.

Scope of Position:

Meaningful role where you will provide technical expertise in the design, construction, and process debug of assembly automation and related manufacturing equipment, supporting manufacturing at the Durham CPT facility.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • We provide recommendations for the design, development, implementation and analysis of technical systems and to perform equipment engineering design evaluations!

  • Identify and implements alterations, re-designs, refurbishments to current equipment to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance in installation and maintenance of company equipment. Analyze equipment malfunctions and accordingly develop lasting corrective actions.
  • Estimates manufacturing cost and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines.
  • As the need arises, maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing equipment.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Provide Solidworks mechanical drawings for components being fabricated in Machine Shop.
  • Work with Manufacturing and Product Development groups on evaluating and implementing capacity, cost reduction and new opportunities.
  • Installation and training of new assembly equipment into manufacturing.
  • Involvement with process studies including process monitoring, recording data, calculate, analyze and give recommendations of data/test results.
  • Work with project teams and communicate project status
  • Work with vendors on mechanical designs to meet equipment specifications.
  • Support maintenance / production in the acquisition of replacement parts for assembly equipment.
  • Implement corrective action related to process variations, equipment malfunctions, or operations endangering the safety of personnel or facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum 3+ years’ mechanical design experience in a manufacturing (or similar) environment. Experience:
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks for mechanical drawings and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills!
  • Strong technical writing and documentation skills for developing functional specifications, machine specifications, maintenance procedures, validation and qualification protocols.
  • Mechanical design – able to use engineering methods and machine knowledge to build, modify, re-design machine assembly drawings and part details.

Travel Requirements:

  • Short term (first 1-12 months): up to 50%

  • Long term (>12 months): It is anticipated less than 25% travel is required for this role.

Hours of work/work schedule:

  • 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.
  • Off-hours support for equipment – part of a rotating team or major break downs 


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, 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