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Precision Wet Coating Printing Lab Technician

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Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50225


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.



  • This position will support in the Precision Wet Coating group. This involves the use of equipment and the application of materials related to various methods of coating, printing and their associated metrology in early stage development. In addition, the position includes executing experimental plans, coordinating engineering activities, and providing expertise in different printing ink/coating application technologies.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable in best practices and experienced in the operation of large format screen printing, glass handling, metrology, and related precision coating technologies.
  • Provide the safe operation and maintenance of equipment within the labs.
  • Lab safety point of contact / Lab equipment owner.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Interface and work with the Research, Development, and Manufacturing teams to innovate and manufacture new products on new or existing machine systems. This may include support in the design of equipment, processes, and techniques for manufacturing.
  • Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where sound technical judgment is required in making recommendations and/or solving problems.
  • Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Takes initiative to identify and propose remedies to problems to increase efficient workflow.


Travel Requirements:

  • Estimate travel at 0-5% depending upon specific project assignment.
  • Domestic and International.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • 2+ years of technical discipline experience in printing, surface coatings, inking, part marking, and/or associated metrology (colorimetry, profilometry, optical attributes).
  • HS Diploma required; AAS preferred.
  • High technical aptitude and scientific curiosity


Required Skills:

  • Good knowledge of processes and equipment related to coating, printing, and measurements.
  • High level of fundamental understanding of the process, equipment, and materials to enable the development of cost-effective coating processes.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and participate on matrixed project teams.
  • Able to effectively leverage external suppliers and system integrators for characterization, qualification, and commissioning of early stage process equipment / system.


Desired Skills:

  • Results oriented
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and avantgarde vision
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High commitment level.
  • Experience working with the Scientific and Technology communities.


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This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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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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