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Optical Measurement Engineer

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Date: Jun 1, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46594

 

 

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover glass; and the vehicle you drove to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic converter substrate.

 

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.

 

Scope of Position:

  • Develop, assemble and test optics-based measurement systems in support of the development and manufacturing of Corning products.  Manage the transfer of technology from the lab to the manufacturing line.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with a variety of cross functional groups (Development, Quality, IT, Purchasing, Operations) to define, develop and implement optics-based measurement and instrumentation systems.  
  • Transfer technology from early-stage development to a product suitable for robust use in manufacturing.
  • Leverage external suppliers for key technologies or core competencies such as system integration.  
  • Define Scopes of Work, competitively quote when appropriate, issue Purchase Orders, track supplier work and approve invoices.   
  • Design experiments and analyze data to identify and implement improvements to measurement systems or production processes.  
  • Create/update documentation for release to production including Machine Specifications; operating procedures and drawing packages.
  • Train engineering, maintenance and operations people how to use and maintain measurement systems.  
  • Provide remote and onsite troubleshooting using data and performance analysis of the installed systems.  

 

Travel Requirements:  

  • 10-50% domestic and international travel (Asia, Europe).
  • Trips of one-day to several-week duration are typical.

 

Required Education:

  • BS or PhD required in Optics, EE, CSE, ME or Physics
  • Training or hands-on experience with vision systems is major plus

 

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Machine Vision system development (optics, lighting, cameras, image acquisition, image analysis)
  • Fundamental knowledge of physical optics (principles of optics, ray tracing)
  • Knowledge of image processing algorithms (blob analysis, edge finding, morphology, feature extraction, classification, metrology)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio programming (Visual Basic.NET or C#)
  • Systems Engineering and integration
  • Experience with electrical/optical/mechanical installations, including system checkout and troubleshooting
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (MS Office programs)
  • Data retrieval, plotting and analysis (primarily using Microsoft Excel)

 

Desired Experience/Skills:   

  • Experience with image processing development packages such as Halcon, Matrox Inspector, NI Vision, OpenCV or Matlab image processing toolbox
  • Control systems (PLCs)
  • Process engineering knowledge.  Experienced with design of experiments, statistical analysis and process improvement
  • Experience with Metrology, Inspection and Product Quality in support of production organizations
  • Motion Control – ability to integrate motion on imaging platforms
  • Computing – Familiar with high performance computing systems

 

Soft Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills - able to interact effectively with customers & coworkers
  • Effective communication
  • Customer focused
  • Able to work independently
  • Results oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to work with others for whom English is not their primary language

 

This role does support immigration sponsorship.

 

What sets us apart? Corning’s unwavering commitment to Diversity. Diversity is integral to Corning’s belief in the fundamental dignity of the individual – one our seven Values. We are committed to providing an environment where all employees can thrive! This begins with an understanding that our global workforce consists of a rich mixture of diverse people. This diversity will continue to be a source of our strength as well as a competitive advantage. If you are up to the challenge of working for an extraordinary organization that makes real, profitable advanced materials, then visit Corning’s website at www.corning.com

 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or 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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