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Melt Process Development Scientist

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Date: Oct 1, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51829


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 Position:

Melt Development process engineer/scientist supporting new product development and new equipment design. Span the movement of new glass compositions/products from research, through development and into manufacturing. Development of melt process expertise on technical career track.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of properties of new glass compositions to provide expectations for research melter process and production process.
  • Work with research melter, division engineering and manufacturing staff to develop process plans, including experiment plans.
  • Learn from and work under the direction of Development experts (Associate/Sr. Associate/Fellow) to provide calculations and assessments.
  • Hands on operation of new equipment, development of startup and operations SOPs • Execution on-site of new SOPs with iterative updates based on real-time learning.
  • Creation and execution of experiment plans.
  • Process data analysis and interpretation.
  • Deliver documentation (reviews/RTR) and capture IP as needed.
  • Build network and reputation across organizations.


Education & Experience:

  •  M.S. or higher Glass Science, Material Science with concentration in glass.
  • Experience in glass manufacturing plant environment.


Required Skills:

  • Availability for travel to Kentucky, France, and Asia.
  • Able to apply critical thinking and engineering principles to solve complex problems.
  • Understanding of chemistry and physical properties.
  • Literature searches and report writing.
  • Succinct communication of complex ideas.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and diverse organization across research, development, engineering, and manufacturing.


Desired Skills:

  • Desire to develop on technical track toward Development Associate.
  • Ability to translate specific data/observations into chemistry and physics to develop testable hypotheses.
  • Open to 1-6mo assignments in Asia and France over the next 5 years.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Open minded, able to share ideas and collaborate with other experts across many functional groups.
  • Communication of complex physics and chemistry to both technical experts and non-expert audience.
  • Technical leadership.
  • Ability to benefit from the expertise of others.
  • Independent.
  • Strong interpersonal skills due to highly diverse teams.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and interact with cross functional teams with a strong tie to Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
  • Transparency and communication of both in-progress and completed work.


Travel Requirements (please note if international): 25% average travel, Open to negotiated long-term assignments. Domestic Travel (Harrodsburg) and international travel (France, Asia).


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours per week/flex time.


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, 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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