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Industrial Engineer

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Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45408


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

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 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.


Key objectives:

  • In this meaningful role, you will have the opportunity to apply Industrial Engineering and Lean concepts to improve product and information flow, reduce inventory, meet customer delivery, increase capacity, reduce complexity, and reduce costs
  • Lead and/or participate in project teams to apply Industrial Engineering tools to yield process and flow improvements with the purpose of reducing cost, growing capacity, or reducing complexity
  • Implement Lean fundamental concepts such as value stream mapping and layout concepts for flow and pull to implement continuous flow
  • Effectively work with and deliver results across a variety of locations and processes



  • Lead projects of small to large scope and impact to meet customer expectations
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of workplace flow & layout improvements according to Industrial and Lean Engineering concepts
  • Perform cost evaluations and justification analysis; evaluate systems, methods, human factors, workflow, and other opportunities for productivity improvement
  • Develop and execute project plans; including requirements, deliverables, resources, timing and risks
  • Identify areas of potential productivity improvement; generate ideas and recommend systems, programs and projects
  • Communicate ideas and project status clearly and professionally through graphic and written media, and oral presentations. Provide necessary documentation of activities, results, assignments.
  • Maintain knowledge of and expertise in the latest developments in the areas of Industrial and Lean Engineering; define their applicability to Corning; develop and apply these systems and technologies through successful projects
  • Responsible for the accuracy of work performed; take a can-do approach to ensure quality of work
  • Serve as a technical coach for peers / customers as required


Required education & experience:

  • We require a Bachelor in Industrial or other Engineering / Technical field of study 
  • Ability to apply industrial engineering skills, including some of the following: capacity analysis, cost modeling, facility layout development, logistics, process simulation and discrete event model development, implementation and analysis
  • Ability to apply Lean manufacturing concepts and principles, including some of the following: cycle time reduction, manufacturing / business processes, Value Stream Mapping, line balance/staffing, work cell design, quick change over


Desired skills:

  • Conviction and real passion for the discipline
  • Experience in Lean transformation of a business and / or manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated, independent, flexible, quick learner
  • Use scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and executed processes
  • Knowledge of basic inventory management techniques, planning systems / scheduling systems, supply chain management
  • Determine and recommend the best solution from a series of alternatives within guidelines
  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with others across the company
  • Thoroughly carry assignments to completion
  • Sound decision-making and prioritization skills


Soft skills:

  • Can you cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, visibility, and trust while presenting and selling concepts to internal customers
  • Are you willing to take initiative and get results?
  • How are you at growing networks to get things done?
  • Dedication, creativity, self-starter and the passion to build and improve daily - Does this sound like you? 



  • Flexibility - You may travel up to 50% domestic and internationally


Hours of work:

  • Typically work 8am to 5pm with flexibility for different time zones and shifts


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


If this sounds like you, Apply Today!


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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.


We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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