Coating Technology Leader

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Date: Jun 9, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62913


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. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Purpose of Position

This purpose of this position is to drive product definition, technology development and roadmaps for coatings in Gorilla Glass business, delivering financial growth objectives

  • Increase “Corning” content
  • Including ARC, DX family, and new coated substrates product offerings and ensuring strong coating capabilities in Gorilla business


Major Responsibilities  

  • Ensure technical capabilities in place internally and at CMs to deliver on business objectives
    • Includes coating process, metrology, integration with finishing process
  • Champion new technical capabilities to enable product development and longer term roadmap
    • Including integration with Thin FIlms and Coating capability team, CTCK Coating COE
    • Focus on cost, quality, performance / capability
    • Apply judgment to identify and pursue technologies and establish IP positions
  • For projects in portfolio:
    • Define the value prop and roadmap – what matters, when and why
    • Articulate technology roadmap to meet business objectives, enable value prop
    • Deliver cost, schedule and technical performance; drive key cost and value factors
    • Identify and champion needed capability / capacity / capital investments
    • Drive innovations through the value chain, as required
    • Articulate and probe foundational assumptions; set clear criteria for stop, transition to “business operations” or return to Research
    • Ensure and align appropriate resources (people, money, assets, etc.)
    • Establish / strengthen market leading IP positions
    • Understand and address competitive position
    • Leverage the technical capabilities of the corporation (research, development, engineering, manufacturing) for successful delivery of projects
  • For new opportunities: – Apply judgment to identify and pursue new applications, new technologies with focus on MCE – Align with Research on next gen opportunities


Qualifications/Education Required:

  • Master’s degree in engineering or materials Desired: PhD in technology field  
  • 5+ years of experience in high-tech, OEM, or materials industry
  • Technical experience in optical thin films coating (material, process, design) Leadership experience 
  • Experience in new product / new process development
  • Experience in optical thin film coating
  • Experience in coating process (PVD, sputtering – metal mode, etc.)
  • Experience in developing, securing IP


Desired skills 

  • Strong technology skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to influence and execute with RD&E
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working technical relationships
  • Ability to prioritize and drive key objectives
  • Ability to handle high stress environment
  • Strong analytical skills



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

The range for this position is  $139,303.00   -  $191,542.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


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 use, 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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

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