Share this Job

Mechanical Engineer

Apply now »

Date: Jul 15, 2022

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56254


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.


Division Mechanical Process Engineer Position Summary:


  • Project Process Engineer for equipment/process development and installation and/or equipment debug for capital, cost reduction, and performance improvement projects.
  • Works with other 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.
  •  Projects will align with Division Engineering strategy and be deployed worldwide.
  •  Safety must be a top priority on all projects.
  •  Position is in the Division Engineering organization within Corning Optical Fiber and Cable (OFC) and based in Midland, NC.


Key Responsibilities:


  • 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, and new products/processes.
  • Recommend/implement improvements to processes and equipment.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Create and update machine specifications, SOPs, quality documentation and training materials. Assist project team with the creation of documentation content.
  • Perform troubleshooting, process start-up, design, and documentation of Mechanical Systems for new or modified production equipment.
  • Read and interpret existing documentation to complete drawing packages, installation checklists, machine part lists, illustrations, and machine specs of production equipment.
  • Create mechanical equipment designs and layouts which meet Corning Machine Drafting Standards using AutoCAD and Inventor.





  • As required to complete job assignments. Depending on business conditions, this could include North America and/or international locations.


Travel Requirements:


  • 25% (+/-) domestic travel, primarily within NC.
  • Some international travel may be required.



Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:


  • Typically, 40+ hours per week.
  • Typically, M-F but may require weekends depending on travel schedules or job assignment.



Required Education/Experience:


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 4-years’ experience



Required Skills:


  • Strong computer skills: proficient with MS office and 3D CAD
  • Experience taking concepts/ideas and creating mechanical designs to solve both process and equipment issues
  • Creative problem-solving



Desired Skills:


 • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.

 • Creative/innovative problem solving.

 • Strong technical fundamentals with mechanical/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.

 • Works well in a team environment, self-organized, and detail oriented.

 • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification.

 • Knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting.

 • Project management experience.

 • Experience with statistical packages such as Minitab.

 • Experience with glass forming and fiber draw processes


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