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Civil Engineer - MTE, Corning, NY

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Date: Sep 5, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44619


Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Scope of Position

  • Have you ever thought about providing engineering and project leadership in a corporate engineering group that supports all divisions within Corning Incorporated? You will be able to apply fundamental engineering principles to develop, design, and resolve solutions to a variety of technical problems related to Civil, Structural and Architectural systems and processes. Do you want to develop criteria and specifications for various facility components, systems and processes while collectively working with division, process, plant and R&D resources on project teams? In this role, you will have the chance to develop, review, and forecast capital and expense design, building envelop and installation project costs.


Day to Day Responsibilities: 

  • Deliver strong project leadership skills through the project initiation, planning, implementation and closeout phases
  • Develop project concepts, scopes, estimates, schedules, design, installation & startup documentation
  • Exercise good judgment, sound engineering principles and utilize structured problem solving techniques
  • Lead, guide, coach & help develop internal Corning & contingent employees as well as external contractors
  • Actively work and participate in project teams in various roles and capacities
  • Effectively listen and communicate utilizing multiple channels and means


Travel Requirements: 

  • Travel can be greater than 50% both Domestic and International
  • Project assignments can be in excess of 1-2 years in duration


Hours of Work/Work Schedule/Flex-Time: 

  • Flexibility is required
  • Normal Business Hours (8 – 5, M – F): however, expected to work hours required to achieve objectives
  • Includes overtime, weekend and off-shift hours. 


Required Education:

  • BS degree in Civil, Structural, Architectural or equivalent
  • MS degree preferred


Required Years and Area of Experience: 

  • 5+years of engineering & professional work experience


Required Skills: 

  • Excellent project leadership, engineering, installation and start-up skills
  • Able to trouble shoot and solve problems
  • Problem solving skills and the use of structured methods; such as, K-T (DA, PPA, RA), DESGN & DMAIC
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven construction, facility system knowledge & experience
  • Project estimating, forecasting and scheduling experience


Desired Skills: 

  • Proficient in MS Project & SharePoint
  • Experience with AutoCad and Solidworks
  • Professional Engineering Certification
  • PMI certification
  • Proficiency in Mandarin, Spanish or Japanese


Soft Skills: 

  • Results oriented
  • Strives for excellence & high quality
  • Strong commitment and work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexibility and adaptability 
  • Open, honest and dependable
  • Strong listening & communication skills
  • Approachable and a standout colleague


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.

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