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Melting Equipment Engineer, Gorilla Glass - Corning, NY

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48385


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Scope of Position:

  • An excellent opportunity to support and develop in one of Corning Incorporated's key engineering organizations supporting new, innovative and challenging technologies, while working within an experienced and progressive team environment.
  • Responsibilities will be focused around the design, installation, operation and maintenance of glass melting equipment.
  • The primary role will be in supporting current projects, providing logistical support, vendor interaction, equipment checkout as well as local project support collaborating with facility engineering reviewing layouts and providing onsite installation support.
  • Activities would also include working with design teams, providing feedback for improvements from facilities, manufacturing and vendors to ensure the most up to date technology is reflected in design documentation.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Participate on project teams supporting the overall effort through processing and monitoring process equipment orders including refractories, steel and precious metals.
  • Be the first point of contact between the vendors and the project team.
  • Provide onsite support at vendors (Internal and External) throughout the fabrication process and final checkout.
  • Support and provide guidance through the fabrication, installation and construction activities and provide support start-up of the melting process.
  • Provide the project or task with sound innovative thinking, problem solving skills and customer focus.
  • Receive direction or guidance from a senior department member to develop/strengthen melting engineering competencies.
  • Provide CAD support as needed.
  • Once competent in the technology, the position also has potential to lead to technical project leadership.


  • We anticipate up to 25% travel for this role, both domestic and internationally.  Travel is required to Corning’s worldwide operations. Frequency and duration vary according to project stage and status.
  • Travel may include project meetings, equipment installation, and commissioning. Hours: 8 am – 5 pm with ability to support off-hours conference calls/meetings with international project teams and extended hours as required to meet project objectives

Education & Experience:

  • We require a BS in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • We are seeking1+ years of experience in Mechanical or Equipment Design (we will consider intern/co-op exerience as well))
  • Mechanical Engineering skills/experience
  • Understanding of thermal design (Heat Transfer, Heat Balance)
  • Strong hands on application skills.
  • Experience with Solidworks and/or CAD software
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • Results oriented; delivery of tasks to project schedules.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work in a global environment; across research, development, engineering, commercial, and operations worldwide.
  • Ability to effectively as technical member of a larger project team.

Soft Skills:

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication and teamwork skills
  • Independent work and self-initiative
  • Organization and planning of work


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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