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Core Process Engineer II - Concord, NC

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Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45401


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.


Summary: Works with other Core area team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems. Supports or leads continuous improvement activities, new product or 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.
  • Provide trend analysis of key metrics and implement response plans.
  • Lead and/or provide support for projects involving cost reduction, process optimization, throughput increase and new products/processes.
  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects.
  • Recommend/implement improvements to processes and equipment.
  • Identify chronic 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.


Travel Requirements: Less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Standard schedule is 8 hours/day; 40+ hours/week. This position requires off-hours coverage on nights and weekends on a rotating basis with co-workers.



  • BS or MS in the following Engineering Disciplines: Chemical, Materials, Mechanical, or Ceramic Engineering
  • 2+ years of engineering work experience in a manufacturing environment


Required Skills:

  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • Creative/innovative problem solving.
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills.
  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access (queries, databases).
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization.


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma DMAIC Greenbelt certification.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with statistical packages such as Minitab.
  • Experience with optical fiber and/or cable is preferred.  
  • Experience with experimental design.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work within and across diverse teams and provide training to others.


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.

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