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CNC Ceramics Process Engineer - Canton, NY

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Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46427


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.

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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Scope of Position:

Process Engineer in the Corning Advanced Optics division, with a focus in CNC machining technology in a manufacturing setting. The responsibilities for this role include production support in the form of new product introduction, process troubleshooting, delivering cost and capability improvements, conducting experimentation geared towards fundamental process understanding, capacity improvements and leading equipment upgrades/new vendor qualifications and overall process ownership.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Owns processes and equipment related to glass finishing; delivers standard methodologies of safety, process control, ensures equipment maintenance & operations are implemented. Glass finishing processes include, but are not limited to abrasive water jet cutting, wire saw cutting, core drill operations, CNC milling, edge finishing, sandblasting operations.
  • Provide floor leadership in problem solving, and technical expertise, to ensure timely resolution of short-term process/equipment issues, and higher-level troubleshooting in a multi-functional team setting.
  • Provide general engineering and manufacturing skills and knowledge (understand theories and fundamentals), capable of leading projects and get to root cause of issues, and put permanent solutions in place.
  • Work to resolve technical issues and implement tool/fixture design improvements to assist in the fabrication of current production parts.
  • Work with our CNC programmers and operators define the best machining processes, tooling and fixtures
  • Create models, in process drawings, manufacturing routers and run plans for product fabrication
  • Perform and documenting in-process quality checks on finished product using standard measuring devices, CMM, surface plates to verify accuracy and quality of work
  • Support Implementation of capital equipment improvements
  • Develops SME knowledge of material, process and/or equipment in focused areas of manufacturing or engineering and transfers knowledge to manufacturing.
  • Supports product, process and equipment activities related to customer demo & prototype builds
  • Supports new product introductions through equipment installation, process certification, documentation and training.
  • Leading and supporting new product introductions from the quoting phase through the low quantity mass production phase

Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in a Mechanical Engineering field
  • We are seeking 3+ years of work experience in a manufacturing setting. (Can include internship and co-op experiences)
  • Experience in glass finishing field, technology transfers and pilot/prototyping engineering projects
  • Familiarity with CNC equipment
  • Knowledge of MasterCAM
  • Technical competence in basic process engineering
  • Process rigor as it pertains to process control and documentation
  • MS Office proficiency (Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Self-motivated, independent, flexible, quick learner.
  • Ambiguity, working in development environment with evolving requirements
  • Ability to read and understand product drawing requirements
  • Skills in 2-D and 3-D CAD (Solidworks preferred), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Travel Requirements:

  • Typical travel requirement is 10% or less.

Desired Skills:

  • Broad manufacturing and engineering experiences
  • Operational knowledge of CNC finishing and AWJ processes
  • Hands-on experience with glass finishing processes.
  • Documentation (technical writing), machine specification, SOP guides, and machine qualifications
  • Basic statistics and reporting capability
  • Six Sigma Belt Certification, or willingness to get certified
  • Project leadership (scope to implementation)
  • Exposure to contract manufacturing
  • Knowledge of 5S and lean concepts beneficial

Soft Skills:

  • Technical curiosity and personal integrity
  • Adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Handle ambiguity but smoothly drive towards certainty
  • Work with a non-ideal process to get product out, while still driving towards a good long-term solution
  • Self-starter, able to function independently
  • Interpersonal skills - open, engaging, enables others to perform at their best
  • Open and approachable to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and presentation


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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