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Process Engineer

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Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073

Company: Corning

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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Are you interested in “Life Changing Innovation”? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the world’s greatest innovators. We pursue our customers’ most complex problems that others can’t or won’t. Collaboration, Creative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons extraordinary professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career. We are headquartered in Corning - a vibrant city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the continent's fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education.

 

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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

 

Scope of Position:

Deliver manufacturing process improvements in various areas of the plant, with a focus on raw materials. Support daily operations as need arise in troubleshooting and problem solving manufacturing process issues, driving continuous improvement and cost reduction. Apply technical knowledge and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. Support and lead projects to fulfill department goals and objectives in direct support of manufacturing and operations of CELCOR products.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop project plans, timelines, cost estimates for process improvements to meet the overall manufacturing and operations objectives
  • Design and execute experiments, testing hypothesis that advance fundamental understand in support of process improvement
  • Develop testing plans (DOE) and perform data analysis to obtain fundamental understanding of raw materials impact on batch rheology, formability, drying, firing, and physical properties, and qualification plans for raw material supply changes
  • Work with Division Engineering resources to optimize test methods for improved fundamental understanding of raw materials, forming, and firing, and process impacts on batch rheology, formability, drying, firing, and physical properties
  • Perform raw materials qualification trials to qualify alternate materials for reduced cost, improved plant OEE, improved supply assurance, and at supplier request
  • Work directly with engineering and operations in fixing and resolving process issues
  • Work with operators, team leaders, and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, Lean, 5S, or safety improvements into manufacturing

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

You will typically work M-F, 8-5, but we need your flexibility to support off hours as needed.

Required Education & Experience:

BS in Ceramic, Chemical, Materials, or Mechanical engineering and 3+ years of hands-on experience in engineering or manufacturing

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated effective project leadership on technical projects, working towards root cause and fundamental understanding
  • Sound ability to collaborate and achieve objectives through matrix organization / teams.
  • Self-motivated and self-starter: results oriented and can work independently with high commitment / energy
  • Strong technical curiosity and desire to learn
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize engineering decisions with good planning with demonstrated organizational & planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated results delivering technical improvements in Manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of creating and analyzing DOE experiments
  • Experience with ceramic manufacturing
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Access, and Statistical Analysis Tools (Minitab or JMP)
  • Demonstrated summer internship experience in their technical field during undergraduate study work, plus have had a few years of industry experience – or completed Master’s degree in technical field (also with undergrad internship experience).

 

Soft Skills

We value a positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Do you have strong verbal and written communication skills?
  • Are you a self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn and bring new ideas?
  • Does your flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can do attitude?

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia