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Laser Processing Scientist

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Date: Sep 30, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43882


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.


  • As a Laser Processing Scientist on our team, your role will encompass the research, design, analysis, documentation and development of laser processes and laser systems for processing various materials, including glass and ceramics.
  • You should possess deep knowledge in lasers, physics and optics, as well as understanding of the technical and engineering implications of selection of process parameters such as laser wavelength, pulse duration and energy.
  • The position entails you to employ scientific and engineering principles to build fundamental understanding of laser interaction with different materials and structures.
  • You should be comfortable with experimental planning to test hypotheses, conducting laboratory experiments, and along with executing rigorous theoretical or numerical analysis to explain and quantify the underlying physical mechanisms involved in the laser processing.
  • An essential component of this role is the ability to concisely and clearly document technical results, as well as communicating the work to your colleagues and team members.
  • The responsibilities further entail demonstrating this understanding to developed and deploy technology to create new or improve existing manufacturing processes or products. Does this would like you?



  • Advance laser processing capabilities in service of Corning's Manufacturing Technology and Engineering (MT&E) and Science and Technology (S&T) communities.
  • Development of laser processes and engineering associated hardware to process new materials, new part geometries, or improvement in precision, quality, throughput, or yield.
  • Work on projects that require laser processing and engineering, technology delivery for new laser processing systems and provide innovative solutions.
  • Laser processing and engineering support through all stages of innovation (research through manufacturing).
  • Be an active member of the laser processing and engineering team, work cooperatively with other scientists and engineers on the team to create process and hardware solutions.
  • Support manufacturing through laser processing and engineering, delivery of processes and applications with results to improve both current and new processes in order to fully meet customer requirements.
  • Support startup of new designs and processes.
  • Anticipate, identify and develop improved optics, measurements and controls for new laser processes and process development.
  • Work interactively with people across all organizations (RD&E and Manufacturing).
  • Participate on project teams to solve system-level challenges for new or existing products.



  • Based in Corning, NY
  • On-site assignments at manufacturing operations possible



  • Our travel is project dependent and does require some flexibility.
  • Typically less than 20%, mostly Europe and Asia, US.



  • We require a PhD in Physics, Optical Physics, Optical Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent), specialized in lasers and laser processing.
  • We require 5+ years laser processing and engineering development experience.



  • Proven knowledge of and experience with laser/matter interactions.
  • Experience with opto-mechanical systems, laser beam delivery, and related design and engineering principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in hardware platform definition and development (includes lasers, optics, mechanics, software, algorithms, data analysis, etc.)
  • Ability to work with team members across variety of technology fields (e.g. physics, chemistry, material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering) to solve system-level problems as part of developing new processes or new hardware.
  • Experimental planning and rigorous implementation of designed experiments.
  • Rigorous process development skills - proficiency in design of experiments (DOE) methodologies, statistical process control (SPC), or other process control/analysis techniques.
  • Measurements and measurement equipment expertise.
  • Data analysis skills: ability to analyze process data, identify and quantify trends, and use this information to guide improved laser process solutions.



  • Industrial Experience: Laser processing & engineering experience specific to glass processing and laser processing systems integration. Preference would be given to those individuals with experience working on Corning Laser Technologies systems.
  • Technical: Understanding of glass technology, glass compositions/types, methods of glass forming and manufacture, and laser cutting of glass. Knowledge of statistical analysis tools, design of experiments (DOEs), statistical process control (SPC), and other process control/analysis techniques is a plus.



  • Do you have strong interpersonal skills - effective at interacting and communicating across varying payroll levels?
  • Are you able to work in a team environment to tackle problems or produce a product?
  • Confident presentation skills that convince customers and management of technical direction - ability to tailor message to the audience. Does this sound like you?


This position does 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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