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Equipment Design & Capability Engineer - Corning, NY

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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47811


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.


Purpose of Position:

  • The Equipment Capability Engineer fulfills a critical role in ensuring manufacturing lines are capable of producing industry-leading products as per design intent and business needs.
  • Understanding design requirements and supplier capabilities, the Equipment Capability Engineer communicates with both CDT Design and our suppliers to ensure designs are 1) Capable of being fabricated and 2) Suppliers have the ability to fabricate components to our standards.
  • Ultimately, this engineer will play a key role to ensure Melting/Forming equipment designs are fabricated, shipped, and installed in the field with zero rework requirements.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with design engineers to institute Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) across critical components in all platforms
  • Create Critical to Quality (CTQ) inspection plans to validate components meet specifications prior to being shipped
  • Collaborate with design engineers and suppliers to improve fabrication efficiencies while ensuring equipment meets requirements for performance and life
  • If issues arise in the field, pull together key representatives from critical groups to resolve the problem in the short term as well as collaborating to determine a long-term solution
  • Leader in qualifying new suppliers for key equipment/materials to ensure all materials meet Corning’s requirements for the application in Melting/Forming processes


Education & Experience:

  • We require a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar program/degree
  • We are seeking 2+ years of experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer or Quality Engineer
  • Ability to read and understand engineering prints
  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies and expand critical engineering skills
  • Practical 3D CAD/Drafting experience and proficiency, SolidWorks experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Effective leadership, organization, and planning skills, with ability to handle changing priorities
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated 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:

  • Understanding what aspects of drawings and specifications are of critical importance (Critical to Quality)
  • Track record in the application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) concepts
  • Understanding of manufacturing methodologies and how they pertain to fabrication of equipment based on Corning drawings
  • Understanding of material properties and how they respond to various manufacturing methodologies and techniques
  • Ability to communicate with suppliers about any concerns they may have with designs and how these concerns could result in added cost or time delays in manufacturing
  • Knowledge of rebuild installation procedures and SOPs as they pertain to designed equipment
  • Experience with hot material process, such as glass melting and forming
  • Familiarity with metal and ceramic processes



  • Up to 30% travel may be required (mix of international and domestic)


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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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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