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Lamination Development Manager

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Date: Jul 26, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47314


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 role Corning Advanced Windows program portfolio is aimed at creating significant businesses for Corning in the architecture market space with ATG and Liquid Crystal Windows products. For most of the solutions that are developed, lamination of large, thin flat glass is at the core of Corning solution. There is a continuous flow of product and process development, sampling and technology transfers that need to be delivered by the lamination team to support the programs. One key equipment for internal lamination development is the flat bed laminator. This unique capability is also leveraged in programs outside of architecture, and developing a portfolio of opportunity for the capability is encouraged. The lamination capability needs to be strengthened over time, in coordination with other groups within Corning and external service providers who are developing lamination capability on other systems and equipment. The Lamination Development Manager is responsible for technical resources, equipment and facilities related to lamination in CPPD-EIG and for the safety, quality and capacity of the lamination team. The expectation is to deliver on programs objectives related to lamination product and process development, sampling and technology transfer, primarily for the Architecture programs and to other programs, and to push the lamination capability to world class level, positioning Corning as a sought after partner for thin, flat glass lamination solution. This role reports to the Architecture Technology Lead Scope of the position Deliver on programs lamination product and process development, sampling (customer demo and prototype builds) and technology transfer objectives

• Propose objectives and resources, in coordination with the Architecture technology lead

• Use best development practice adapted to the situation (Systematic innovation, MEE , Design of experiment…) and first principle knowledge to develop and improve products and processes. • Leverage both experimental and modeling approaches to deliver

• Manage day to day planning and achieve efficient use of resources, equipment and materials

• Collaborate with resources from various disciplines (research, engineering, manufacturing, characterization, analysis, modeling, capabilities) to deliver.

• Ensure and participate in effective documentation of experiment plans, internal reports, operating procedures, specifications, decision analysis, and process changes. Represent the lamination expertise within the Architecture program and in front of customers

• Collect, interpret, organize and communicate all incoming information that relates to customer requirements for the laminated panel

• Establish requirements for incoming cells and the laminated panels outcome; work closely with GSM to manage suppliers

• Develop process and documentation for technology transfer to our partners and customers

• Define and validate inputs into the lamination manufacturing cost model

• Provide inputs to the manufacturing team to define pilot and HVM lamination lines

• Provide inputs on new glass compositions

• Articulate Corning technology value proposition

• Implement product traceability and data collection processes Functional team leader for a group of 3-5 development engineers and technicians, with responsibility for equipment and laboratories

• Foster an inclusive, open and collaborative culture. Support team members to achieve their full potential

• Pro-actively work on safety and 5S, ensure full compliance with safety regulations

• Manage equipment to maximize capability and capacity in line with program needs

• Look for ways to optimize spend and cost for programs Develop the lamination capability

• Develop an understanding of glass, coatings, organic interlayers/spacers properties, mechanical behavior, bonding, cleanliness and structure properties relationship to efficiently support the roadmap of new and improved products

• Develop a skilled workforce on lamination

• Interface with the lamination ecosystem (laminator equipment manufacturer, interlayer suppliers, etc.) to leverage or develop appropriate materials and processes for desired performance

• Benchmark Corning capability with external capabilities. Keep up-to-speed about technology advances related to lamination

• Co-lead the delivery of a Lamination Capability Strategy

• Propose capability building objectives, and execute on agreed objectives

• Liaise with other Corning lamination communities (Auto, CSM, Research) to share best practices

• Communicate about the capability within Corning


Required Education and Experience:

• Mechanical, Chemical or Materials Engineering – Master or Ph.D. level

• At least 3-5 years of experience overlapping position (flat glass, architecture, and/or lamination)

• Track record of project delivery

• Functional leadership experience

• Industrial experience including experience with or interfacing with manufacturing


Required Skills:

• Project leadership skills, structured problem-solving, and well-organized

• Highly motivated, proactive and take initiative

• Effective leadership of a diverse technical team, collaborative and inclusive approach

• Demonstrated capability to balance experimental and modeling work to deliver outcome

• Demonstrated communication and external engagement skills; Capable of effective communication to all levels in the organization internally and at customers (Manufacturing floor operators to non-technical executives).


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Experience related to thin glass will be highly valued

• Experience with early stage development, transfer to manufacturing, or technology transfer to third party

• Scientific curiosity and inventiveness

• Knowledge of Corning Systems

• Ability to deal with ambiguity but smoothly drive towards certainty

• Capability to handle and prioritize work orders from multiple customers in a matrix organization



• Travel Requirements: 10-20% domestic and international travel in average depending on project assignment, including with Asia. Could be heavy at time of technology transfer to partners.

• Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Standard full-time daytime hours.


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