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Sr. Electrical Engineer

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Date: Jun 6, 2021

Location: Big Flats, NY, US, 14814

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44958


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.

Are you a self-starter, passionate about engineering and have a high level of technical curiosity?

Scope of Position:

  • Applies sound engineering principles to solve sophisticated non-contact measurements and inspections on Pharmaceutical glass packaging.

  • Leads multi-functional teams to develop and transfer new measurement & inspection systems to manufacturing.
  • Develops system software and improvements as needed to meet objectives.
  • Partners with external suppliers and machine builders to support capital projects in support of division objectives.
  • Participates on PFMEAs and control plan reviews as the metrology and inspection SME.
  • Works with internal and external specialists to develop software and system solutions to ensure that our product quality meets our customer’s quality expectations and all industry (GMP) regulatory needs.
  • Provides manufacturing support on an as needed basis.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Be the hands-on specialist for CPT!

  • Execute experiments, MSA’s, and repeatability studies so that all equipment meets the required accuracy, precision, and reproducibility needs.
  • Use GMP validation practices to provide documented evidence that CPT M&I systems provide the right capability for assessing product quality attributes.
  • Benchmark CPT system to industry standards and business performance standards.
  • Train plant engineering, maintenance, and other trainers on the accurate use and maintenance of measurement & inspection equipment.
  • Provide remote and onsite technical troubleshooting of installed systems.
  • Manage the transfer of early stage technology from development to manufacturing ensuring a successful migration into daily operations.
  • Installation support of systems to support new expansion and technology migrations.
  • Provide leadership and coordination with team members and equipment suppliers
  • Identify and work to resolve gaps between the attribute and technology roadmap and existing measurement capability
  • Design experiments to evaluate technology; Understanding of statistical methods / analysis is required

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% with 25+% possible, including international.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40 hours, Monday – Friday; weekend support as the need arises to support objectives; off-hours meetings and e-mails as needed.

Required Education:

  • B.S. – M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science.

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with different inspection techniques for various glass defects.

  • Knowledge of image processing algorithms and measurement tools for blob analysis, edge finding, morphology, feature extraction, classification, and dimensional metrology.
  • Applies good engineering practices with appropriate considerations for alignments, calibrations, and optical design within a sophisticated opto-mechanical system.
  • Applies appropriate analysis tools such as PPA, DA, FMEA, and other more specific engineering tools to make the right risk-based decision.
  • Good project management skills; able to plan upfront, develop a reasonable schedule, supervise progress to schedule, react appropriately to problems, raise issues or concerns to partners to remove roadblocks, and meet the overall project goals on time within budget.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio programming (Visual Basic.NET or C#).

Desired Skills:

  • Incessant technical curiosity always growing skills as technology evolves!

  • Data collection experience using databases and OPC servers.
  • Experience with image processing development packages such as Halcon, Matrox Inspector, NI Vision, or Matlab image processing toolbox.
  • Application experience using vision tools for the inspection of transparent “clear” glass.
  • High speed inspection and part handling.
  • Design of vision inspection systems for glass using industrialized solutions for hot dirty environments with automated handling processes.
  • Software skills in vision system applications and data management needs.

Soft Skills:

  • Able to lead and influence others (suppliers, commercial partners etc).

  • Able to work within a multi-functional multidiscipline team of varying skills and experience levels with a desire to provide and receive direction.
  • Brings the “Can-do” demeanor even when supporting vague or loosely defined objectives of a new business.
  • Organized hard worker that acts with urgency to complete a task.
  • Confident presentation skills with the ability to tailor messages to the audience.
  • Knows when and what to communicate throughout the life of a project with clear concise wording.
  • Uses illustrations well to communicate across technical and cultural boundaries.


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.

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