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Optical Measurement Engineer

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Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47710


Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses. We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


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, MS 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


Does this sound like you? Apply today!


This position does support immigration sponsorship.


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.


We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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