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Sr. Quality Engineer

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Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026 Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52549


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.



  • Direct the globalization of materials specification for fiber operations. Replicate, implement and standardize best-in-class processes for Fiber operations.
  • Ensure quality issues resulting from material performance are address through improvement projects and material change. Quality Architecture should be updated as necessary.
  • Evaluate the impact of product, process and equipment changes on product attributes and quality architectures.
  • Work with Div. Engg and Plants onboarding new supplier/products for cost reduction and capacity increase following PPAP/CPEA process.
  • Monitor Coating Supply COA values looking for trends or shift in performance.
  • Main contact with coating supplier including yearly quality audit of manufacturing procedures.
  • Coordinate yearly verification on COA tests procedures with manufacturers.
  • Drives early identification of vulnerabilities or quality issues, assigns ownership, and ensures implementation of actions to ensure improvement
  • Facilitate efforts in understanding processes capability and product quality architecture
  • Work with Product Engineering to ensure product and process qualification
  • Lead/assist in authoring plant’s material improvement qualification plans (globally).
  • Identify key initiatives for regional improvement and ascertain how support can be provided to assist regions in progressing toward achieving them.
  • Lead/assist in developing and executing material/process improvement and cost reduction projects to improve Fiber making efficiency and cost while ensuring retention of quality,
  • Leverage material specification knowledge to introduce alternate material technology to plant production.
  • Facilitate and leverage available resource skill-sets from around the world, including Technology, Quality, and Division Engineering groups.
  • Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Chemical, Ceramic, Mechanical or Materials
  • Greater than 5 years experience in a related field


Required Skills 

  • Good data collection and analysis skills; basic understanding of statistics and control charts.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively.
  • Strong Facilitator, able to reach consensus within multi-functional groups.
  • Independent worker can complete a task with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in technical projects teams in leadership and subordinate roles
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Experience with MS-office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Effective in Project Management
  • Structured problem-solving skills to drive to root cause (e.g., KT)
  • Familiarity with Quality Systems, audits, TL and ISO Certifications or other types of Quality certifications • Ability to drive projects to closure


Desired Skills

  • Experience with various statistical packages like SAS and Minitab
  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt or DMAIC project experience


Soft Skills

  •  Ability to work within a team environment (strong team player)
  • Proven self-starter – able to effectively manage high levels of uncertainty and change
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Quick learner
  • Customer focused
  • Organized, can multi-task


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