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Glass and Glass Ceramic Surface Characterization Scientist

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Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54537


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Purpose of the Position:

Apply knowledge of material properties, interactions, and scientific principles to mitigate defects in new glass and glass ceramic properties. DOE design, execution, and statistical analysis. Utilize engineering hypothesis testing methodology (MEE or similar) and kT root cause analysis strategies to understand perceived and actual risks to product scale to manufacturing specifically related to material interactions. Supporting and/or leading continuous improvement activities, new product or process introductions and cost reduction projects. Working with other team members from Research to Development to Manufacturing to solve difficult technical challenges and for new product development.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead execution of experimentation for new ceramic and glass product development.
  • Build fundamental understanding for new product property development.
  • Compile and prepare professional data reports for communication to team and leadership.
  • Work with Scientists, Engineers and Technicians to resolve/develop products and processes.
  • Data and statistical analysis to understand process capability.
  • Maintain safe work environment for self and others with operations and equipment and comply with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Work independently as well as within a team.
  • Troubleshoot material and process to identify root causes, identify and implement corrective actions.
  • Engage with multidisciplinary team to build network and enable project buy-in.

Education & Experience: BS or MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering or Glass/Ceramics Engineering. Experience in process engineering and/or product development.


Required Skills:

  • Strong background in characterization, glass metrology and optical properties.
  • Knowledge of glass and glass ceramic properties and good understanding of material property interactions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills communicating to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong innovative problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Highly motivated for fast paced development environment.
  • DOE design knowledge.
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to think outside the traditional boundaries to enable innovation.
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries.
  • Results and organizational detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork in accomplishing common goals.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills (Excel, Minitab, JMP, PowerPoint, Word).


Desired Skills:

  • Research/Development experience with glass/glass ceramics.
  • Experience with glass inspection techniques and associated metrology.


Soft Skills:

  • Personal initiative and commitment.
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills.
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic.
  • Technical writing & documentation.
  • Dedicated to safety.
  • Character ethic, integrity and leadership.


Work Schedule: M-F, business hours; Flexible hours may be required to support off-hours meeting/experimentation.


Travel Requirements: <10% Travel to support business.


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.

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