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Industrial Engineer

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Date: Jun 24, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 35961


Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass; and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.

We are seeking out dedicated engineers who strive to see their work make a difference. If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.

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 built 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 take on tough technology challenges.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning's existing & emerging businesses.

Key objectives:

  • In this meaningful role, you will have the opportunity to apply Lean and Industrial Engineering 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


  • 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, work flow, 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's in Industrial or other Engineering / Technical field of study as well as related experience
  • Ability to apply industrial engineering skills, including some of the following: capacity analysis, cost modeling, facility layout development, logistics, process simulation 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

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.

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