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Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50617


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position:

Works with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems. Leads continuous improvement activities, new equipment & process introductions, and cost reduction projects. Supports drive to fundamental process understanding and lowest cost producer objectives. Supports the development and execution of plans to evaluate new technology or improvements in existing technology resulting in a superior product in terms of quality and/or cost.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Provide engineering-level production support to manufacturing operation.

• Solve process issues through data analysis, experimentation, and collaboration with subject matter experts.

• Provide engineering expertise for fundamental understanding of manufacturing issues.

• Develop mechanical solutions and process changes to control and eliminate manufacturing issues.

• Lead and/or provide support for projects involving cost reduction, equipment optimization, and new products/processes development

• Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects.

• Recommend/implement improvements to processes and equipment.

• Identify chronic failure modes or issues and recommend corrective actions.

• Provide leadership or support for startup of new equipment lines.

• Develop and update engineering and operations documentation.

• Provide training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes


Job Knowledge and Educational Level:

  • B.S. Mechanical/Material Science Engineering with minimum of 4 years manufacturing experience working with process and mechanical equipment
  • 6 Sigma / Greenbelt Training
  • Fluent with MS Office products (Excel, Access, Word)


Desired Skills:

  • Displays a bias for action in situations of uncertainty, addresses issues and problems proactively.
  • Translate engineering solutions to requirements, then further to process and/or equipment designs which deliver all required and promised performance criteria.
  • Determines and recommends best solution from a series of alternatives within plant guidelines.
  • Thoroughly carries out assignments to completion.
  • Works well in a team environment, is a “self-starter” and “results oriented”.
  • Communicates effectively in various settings to provide and present necessary information.
  • Assures quality and repeatability of processes and products.
  • Equipment design background utilizing Autodesk Inventor or other 3D modeling tools; familiar with general drafting standards.
  • Familiar with graphite induction furnace technology
  • Familiar with glass forming processes


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5%


Hours of work:

  • This position requires off-hours coverage on nights and weekends on a rotating basis with co-workers.


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord