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Mechanical Design Engineer

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Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47709


Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


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.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Perform conceptual and detailed design of machines, products and systems using 3D CAD and simulation modules.
  • Interface and work with the Research, Development and Manufacturing teams that are involved with the design and manufacture of new products and machine systems for any of Corning’s Divisions including Science and Technology (R&D).
  • Work with other project team members on solving difficult mechanical engineering related problems, understanding project related issues, and general process engineering and process understanding.
  • Utilize internal lab facilities and equipment to develop proof of concept prototypes.
  • Interface with outside suppliers on specifying and procuring various precision products, fixture and machine components to support the projects they are involved in.
  • Interface with internal R&D and manufacturing customers and internal trades personnel to get machine systems set-up and functional.
  • Individual must document project results through internal reporting means.
  • Individual must present the project(s) they are involved with for review by peers, customers and managers.
  • Work as a team member during the development of new process equipment systems with system integrators and/or external sub-contractors.
  • Report on project activities on a pre-determined basis.
  • Ensure results meet the customer’s requirements and standards.


Travel Requirements:

  • Estimate travel at 10% - 20% depending upon specific project assignment. Domestic and International.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • B.S. in Technical Discipline or equivalent experience, M.S. preferred.
  • 0+ years minimum experience in a technical field, potentially including relevant internships in technology or manufacturing organizations/companies.


Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of mechanical design, with knowledge of materials, fabrication methods (machining, forming, molding etc.) assembly and joining methods, GD&T, tolerance stack ups/error budgets.
  • Excellent understanding of engineering fundamentals, and the ability to deploy those fundamentals into successful designs.
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling (Solid Works preferred).
  • Ability to effectively manage highly ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to apply decision making and problem-solving skills to review facts and weigh options using a systematic approach to solve problems


Desired Skills:

  • Innovative and technically curious
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Results oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)


Does this sound like you? Apply today!


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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