Share this Job

Coating Equipment Engineer

Apply now »

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60013


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position

Broaden and extend Corning Inc.’s competency and leadership of Anti-reflective coating systems by selecting partners to co-design, develop, and implement Anti-Reflective coating systems for a variety of applications for Auto Glass Solutions (AGS) division. The individual will work closely with the coating internal technical teams and external equipment suppliers to develop and to improve coating equipment process capabilities for auto interior and exterior products and then transfer these capabilities to manufacturing operations. The individual will provide specifications and recommendations to equipment suppliers to improve overall coating attributes, increase line speeds and drive cost reduction opportunities. This position will be responsible for providing equipment and process support during coating technology introductions / startups and qualifications and continual improvements. The individual is also expected to have excellent project management skills and broad technical skills and experience. The role requires strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people of diverse cultural and technical background in worldwide locations of Corning Incorporated. In addition, to ensure and complete Job Safety Analyses for new equipment introductions.


Role and Responsibilities

• With Development, Engineering, and Equipment suppliers, to define and select world class coating platforms and systems. Use proven commercial approaches, develop cost effective technology options where necessary

• Co-design, build, integrate and start-up coating systems at new/existing glass finishing facilities

• Provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise in coating process and equipment design

• Convert product goals and performance requirements into new coating process systems

• Be responsible for identification of project resources and budgets necessary to complete the project tasks and coordinate the project team’s efforts towards successfully achieving overall project objectives

• Support technology assessments of coating systems / concepts based on fundamental science and apply the fundamentals and engineering principles to minimize defects, reduce cycle time and cost

• Supervise testing, equipment builds and FAT at vendor facility

• Support site preparation, installation, SAT, start-up, and early production coverage

• Collaborate with R&D groups in advancing fundamental understanding & evaluating new coating processes and/or product ideas.

• Engage in the manufacturing process development work including experiment planning, data analysis & reporting results.

• Identify low-cost manufacturing opportunities that maintain the specified quality level

• Implement inline process characterization tools and process monitoring and control systems for PVD process control and data acquisition. Define and acquire offline metrology to validate thin film quality


Education and Experience

• M.S. or PhD in Technical Discipline required (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Science)

• Bachelor''s Degree would be accepted with adequate, relevant experience

• 5+ years in a technical field to include:

     o Experience with concepts and practical techniques of reactive sputtering, ion-assisted deposition, and/or related plasma-based processes, including process equipment analysis and operations

     o Mechanical design, build, installation, and development of vacuum coating processes

     o Knowledge of process monitoring, measurement, and control systems, including hardware, such as pressure sensors, control valves, mass flow controllers (MFCs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs); and software, such as LabVIEW

     o Experience with deposition of metal/metal oxide thin films on glass or similar surfaces (must)

     o Technology or Product Transfer (must)

• Proven technical expertise in the field of Thin Film Physical Vapor Disposition (PVD, PE, CVD, etc) equipment and processes

• High level of fundamental understanding of thin films coating process and materials to enable the development of cost-effective products and coating machine systems.

• Knowledge of process control/analysis techniques, including DOE, SPC, Six Sigma, etc.


Desired Soft Skills

• Innovative and technically curious

• Results driven

• Leadership – Champion new ideas; lead by example; provide constructive feedback to co-workers

• Be open to feedback and a champion for inclusive, collaborative behaviors

• Tolerance of Ambiguity – Working in development environment with evolving requirements

• Decision Analysis and Problem Solving – Able to review facts and weigh options using a systematic approach to solve problems

• Communication Skills – Clearly present ideas (written and verbal); read and interpret complex information

• Planning/ Prioritizing/ Goal Setting – Manage multiple projects; establish plan and use goals to guide actions; schedule people and tasks to complete projects


Travel Requirements

• Estimate travel up to 35% depending upon specific project assignment. Travel may be required during installation, debug, and start-up as well as for routine interaction with Customers and Suppliers. This would be a combination of domestic and international travel. International travel would most commonly be to Asia or Europe.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 

Corning Puts YOU First! 
We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 
•    Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
•    Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance, fitness, and disease management programs. 
•    Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
•    Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
•    Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


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: Corning