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Material Process Engineer

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Date: Apr 2, 2019

Location: Chengdu, China, CN

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 30321


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Purpose of the Position:

  • Support Corning materials technology manufacturing and development in Asia.
  • Develop MTE Asia Material Science and Engineering team technical capability to meet Corning Asia’s growth.
  • Understand polymer/organic materials, polymer process and defect analysis.
  • Support polymer and organic application process for projects, including polymer extrusion, injection, coating, printing and glass/ceramic finishing, etc.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Conduct process improvement experiments and manufacturing studies. Statistics analysis of manufacturing and experimental data to find process upset root causes and appropriate solution. Utilize data analysis techniques to reduce cycle- time, improve manufacturing efficiency, reduce loss, and implement improved processes and new products.
  • Process engineering study and implementation of final products, final inspection, data collection, and quality controls to meet customer specifications
  • Defining and analyzing material performance, process capability and requirements, co-work on stage 2-3 testing and stage 4-5 technology migration.
  • Transfer technology to divisions and manufacturing plants with full implementation of training and documentation systems (Standard Operation Procedures, Process Set-points and Training)
  • Job requires periodic travel to Corning Incorporated and vendors locations in Asia and USA for process development of new products, new operation and process improvement projects.




  • Increase customers’ awareness of process control efforts, methodology and process analysis techniques.
  • Work with research & development teams for new processes and product development and introductions.


Project involved with:

  • Participate in all stages of manufacture processes that involved polymer molding, lamination, decoration, protection and glass/ceramic finishing process.
  • Development and Engineering for new material research for cost effective, high performance in all Corning’s manufacturing systems and require collaboration with US counterparts, manufacture and other related organization.
  • Investigate the interaction of materials and energy input based on thermal and mechanical property of materials.

           Need to initiate experiment planning, execution and data analysis.


Education & Experience

  • Master degree in engineering or science field- Polymer Materials, Chemical, Applied Chemistry or Applied Materials with strong background analytical statistics and mathematics.
  • 3-5 years experience in materials conversion process in Melting, Forming, Extrusion, Injection etc.
  • 3-5 years experience in development of polymer materials, engineering of the new materials or new applications, designing new material processes and migration to mass production.
  • 3-5 years experience in engineering of polymer application in materials.
  • 3-5 years experience in engineering of injection and extrusion process.
  • 3-5 years experience in materials defect understanding and defect characterization.


Required Skills

  • Fundamental understanding of polymer physical/chemical properties and defect analysis / fracture root-cause understanding skills.
  • Fundamental understanding of polymer application and process of injection and extrusion.
  • Operation on polymer process equipment and material analysis instruments.
  • Research on polymer materials, process, synthesis and mechanical properties.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese.


Soft Skills  

  • Technical curiosity with willingness to learn
  • Able to work independently and directly with project customers to scope out project scope, identify project requirement and deliverable, satisfy their objectives and timelines with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, able to work in a diversity team based environment and participate on a matrix project team, team player, perform as well as individual subject matter expert contributor.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environment; be a change agent to help other through change.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, planning, organizing, and relationship building.