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Thermal Equipment Design Engineer - Corning, NY

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Date: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44824


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.

Corning’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Scope of Role:

  • You will be a member of the Melting design team responsible for the detailed design of Display Technologies Melting Process equipment, ranging from initial concept stage to final design approval and implementation including repairs, expansions fabrication, check-out at vendors, technology improvements of existing platforms, and follow-up to ensure that all quality, cost and safety requirements are met.
  • Project support for the key initiatives for the division. Focus will be on implementation of robust, cost effective process machine systems in Corning’s manufacturing plants
  • Supporting equipment rebuilds by creating and tracking scope of work documents, bills of material, and equipment orders. Supporting equipment checkouts at suppliers and equipment installation in the plants.
  • Decision making and technical representation for the Melting group at Design Reviews, Potential Problem Analysis reviews, technical summits, as well as the everyday design issues common within the department.
  • Identify and evaluate multiple options for solving complex technical issues and thoroughly supporting his/her technical solution.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Complex process equipment design and drawing detailing
  • Engineering calculations and reports
  • Providing daily technical guidance to peers
  • FEA modeling of structural / thermal / fluids problems
  • Evaluating the viability of incoming design changes
  • Actively participating in design reviews
  • Reporting to supervision of trends, decisions, and test results
  • Interacting with domestic and international operation sites and our Science and Technology Division
  • Alignment to department drawing and file standards.


Education & Experience Requirements:

  • We require a BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline, MS preferred
  • We are seeking individuals with related experience in a design role or manufacturing role
  • Practical 3D CAD experience and proficiency, SolidWorks experience preferred
  • Familiarity with mechanical and thermal analysis (SolidWorks Simulation and COMSOL preferred)
  • Knowledge of standard machining processes
  • Good project management skills
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Track record of on time delivery within budget; ability to drive projects to successful conclusion using influencing tools
  • Ability to lead international teams across multiple initiatives that span various lines of business, geographic borders, time zones, and cultures
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work in team environment and motivate others


Desired Skills:

  • We prefer experience with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing proficiency
  • 2D CAD proficiency, AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Project leadership
  • Capable of dealing with plant operators, contract vendors and leading the installation of proposed mechanical systems
  • Manufacturing plant experience
  • Materials science experience
  • Familiarity with metal and ceramic fabrication processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills



  • We anticipate 25% - 40% travel for this role - local, national, and international (typically 3-4 trips to Asia per year).  This is not a requirement for the role and we are happy to discuss further if needed.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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