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Tubular Glass Converting Engineer - Durham, NC

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44480


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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:  

  • Develop new technology to improve manufacturing operations.
  • Migration of new Processes, Products, and Technologies.  
  • Process development and engineering. Lead all activity related to achieving process objectives.  
  • Technical analysis of processes. Application of analytical results to improving processes and meeting customer requirements.  
  • Interface with Development for production trials of new products, processes, and technology  
  • Interface with external manufacturing to facilitate the introduction of new processes, products, and technology  
  • Design and implementation of process experiments.  
  • Project leadership: Develop new technology to improve manufacturing operations and product attributes. New technology includes operational practices, raw materials, and process design. 
  • Participate on projects and execute to project portfolio  
  • Manufacturing support. Provide third level troubleshooting for operational issues.  
  • Lead/support manufacturing startups and expansions where new technology is involved.  
  • Lead/support equipment repair activities as required where new technology is involved

Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic and International Travel required.

Hours of work/work schedule:  

  • Expect 45 hours per week on average.  
  • Weekend work required during start-ups and major projects or process activity.

Required Education:

  • B.S. Engineering – Chemical, Ceramic, Materials, Mechanical discipline preferred.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 3+ years in glass or ceramic manufacturing/engineering environment.

Required Skills:  

  • B.S. in engineering discipline.
  • Strong technical skills  
  • Glass manufacturing experience  
  • Able to apply expertise and navigate problems associated with glass reforming or equipment automation  
  • Statistical analysis and application of statistical tools for process control and management.  
  • Mobility: Willing to travel and reside at manufacturing locations as required

Desired Skills:  

  • M.S. in engineering discipline.

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership): 

  • Strong interpersonal skills  
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills  
  • Strong process management skills  
  • Strong project management skills  
  • Effective at communicating across varying payroll levels
  • Ability to listen to and gain process understanding from supervisors, peers, and operators


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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh