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Measurements Engineer Supervisor

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Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59732


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Scope of Position:

Process Research is seeking an experienced Measurements Engineer and Supervisor to support Research Melter Operations. This position will work within research, development, and operations to specify, procure, and develop measurement and inspection systems, lead an engineering team working in Measurements, Inspection, Quality, and Bottom of Draw, and support 24/7 glass manufacturing processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Guide engineers and technicians on your team by identifying high priority workstreams and providing direction and feedback on their project and process activities
  • Apply engineering methods and best practices while using critical thinking, fundamental process understanding, analysis of data, and direct observation to provide process feedback to melting and forming, improve bottom of draw process performance, and meet product specifications
  • Work in partnership with members of adjacent process teams to develop and execute daily activities and experiment plans
  • Manage project workstreams, processes, or tasks, often with limited guidance
  • Provide leadership and coaching to the operations workforce, sharing knowledge to enhance their abilities to optimize and troubleshoot the process without engineering support
  • Provide daily and off-shift process engineering support, to occasionally include evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed
  • Generate intellectual property by documenting experiment results, process learning, and new equipment knowledge in R-Reports, Invention Disclosures, and/or technical presentations
  • Provide input to cross-functional teams developing and delivering new technology or planning future platform rebuilds and upgrades
  • Identify challenges and implement solutions in the measurements and inspection areas, pulling in other division or corporate resources as needed
  • Collaborate with worldwide engineers and plants to understand current best practices and evaluate these practices for applicability to Research Melter


Travel Requirements / Work Schedule:

  • Minimal travel required (<10%) • Standard schedule is M-F day shift, 40-45 hours/week. Additional hours on weekends and off-shifts may be required as necessary to support equipment repairs, quality issues, or process improvement


Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required (preferably Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Ceramics/Glass Engineering, or Materials Science, but other disciplines considered)
  • MS in technical area is preferred


Expected Years and Area of Experience: 

  • 5+ years in measurements/inspection engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years supervising technicians and/or engineers
  • Experience managing a lab is desired


Required Competencies:

  • Able to deliver direct feedback to team members during performance reviews
  • Contributes to an environment of respect and collaboration within and outside own work group
  • Communicates effectively regarding assignments, openly shares ideas, values diversity of opinions, and demonstrates an ability to build trust across work group or project team
  • Influences peers, team(s), and management, and is respected for ability to provide technical guidance
  • Identifies risks and makes recommendations as appropriate to guide decisions or plans
  • Possesses strong technical fundamentals in dimensional measurements, defect inspection techniques, and related equipment
  • Has a basic understanding of material or glass science and process engineering
  • Able to learn new technology and processes quickly, to manage multiple tasks, and to use skills to solve technical problems
  • Able to use decision-making tools such as DMAIC, MEE, KT, and PEx to troubleshoot problems and determine solutions
  • Practices and promotes safe work habits daily; identifies safety concerns and helps address them
  • Able to analyze process data using tools such as Pi, Excel, Minitab, and JMP to draw conclusions
  • Has strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries
  • Comfortable interfacing with all levels of the organization


Beneficial Skills:

  • Measurements and inspection experience in a manufacturing plant
  • Mineralogy and/or defect analysis skills such as SEM/EDX, microscopy, XRF
  • Glass melting and forming experience
  • Familiarity with mechanical design principles and tools (such as SOLIDWORKS)
  • Experience with robotics programming, teaching, troubleshooting, and maintenance
  • Background in Controls, including PLC programming
  • Experience with high-powered process lasers
  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt certification


This posistion does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


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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