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Process Development Engineer- Chemical

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Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47911


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies (CPT) develops glass packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The key responsibilities for this role focus on development of both incremental and next generation processes delivering capability, cost, and quality objectives through technical innovation. Applied technologies include ion exchange, surface preparation, and coating developed through chemical, materials, and process methodologies. Deliverables will require both individual and collaborative approaches, including partnership across S&T and the CPT Product Development, Reliability, Division Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, and Commercial teams.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

(1) Lead experimentation driving first principles understanding and minimum viable solutions for ion exchange, surface preparation, and coating technologies to deliver step change capability, cost, and quality for CPT.

(2) Collaborate across development, engineering, and manufacturing organizations to transfer technology from development to manufacturing scale environments.

(3) Partner with Science and Technology to transition new capabilities from research to development and lead experimentation to demonstrate feasibility in application.

(4) Define process requirements for next generation equipment through fundamental understanding, modeling, and prototype scale experimentation.

(5) Collaborate with product development to design capable processes enabling new products attributes and customer focused solutions.

(6) Partner across the product development and commercial teams to deliver targeted process capability and customer samples enabling new business development.

(7) Documentation capturing intellectual property and enabling technology transfer.  


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Project dependent, typically <15%  

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+ hours per week with flex time  


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

Masters degree with 5 years of experience in chemical or materials engineering background.  


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

(1) Demonstrated technical leadership with the technical curiosity to drive root cause understanding and foundational solutions.

(2) Experience resolving complex problems based on theoretical analysis and structured problem-solving methodology.

(3) Ability to develop, scale, and transfer technology across research, development, engineering, and manufacturing.

(4) Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries with effective communication skills throughout all levels of the organization.  


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

(1) Technical knowledge and experience in glass surfaces or coating technology.

(2) Experience across lab scale, pilot, and manufacturing environments.

(3) Project management skills and experience.

(4) Structured problem-solving techniques and applied statistics.  


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

(1) Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple priorities.

(2) Strong interpersonal skills and experience networking in a matrixed environment.

(3) Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

(4) Strong written and oral communication skills.


This position does not support visa assistance


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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.

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