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Process Engineer - Melting

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Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48143


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:

  • This is a technical position where you, the engineer, will be expected to apply rigorous scientific method and mechanistic understanding to improve glass melting process capability for new and existing products, including flat consumer display glass, tubular pharmaceutical packaging glass, and other emerging glass products.
  • The work requires you to be able to influence across organizational boundaries. You will collaborate with R&D to identify controlling mechanisms and apply the understanding to manufacturing system to optimize a process, modify data streams or suggest melt system modifications.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Generate hypothesis, experimental design, and analysis of data to isolate glass melt defect mechanisms and test solutions.
  • Conduct hands on work in a laboratory, pilot or manufacturing environment. Note the environment can involve high temperatures and/or dirty environments.
  • Communicate project status and updates to both the project team and to management, including memos, technical reports and verbal presentations.
  • Maintain contacts with outside groups, such as consultants, universities, and other professional organizations, to facilitate problem identification and solutions.


Required Education:

  • Minimum MS material science, material engineering or chemical engineering, or Bachelors and 10+ years working directly in the field of glass melting, melting defects, or other directly relevant discipline.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 2+ years experience in materials/ material transformation for a MS or 0+ years experience for PhD


Required Skills:

  • Strong lab and experimental practices; can understand glass defect fundamentals and recognize deviations and implement routine solutions.
  • Ability to collaborate and integrate solutions
  • Strong data analysis and visualization skills
  • Results oriented and high level of dedication.
  • Able to work in any stage of innovation and handle risk of failure.
  • Aim to learn new technologies and processes quickly.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Hot material process, such as melting and forming
  • Knowledge of glass process modeling capability and how to use modeling tools spanning from early stage innovation to late stage manufacturing
  • Knowledge of Corning processes and business systems as well as being passionate about learning new technologies.
  • Experience with software, such as JMP, MatLab, MindJet, etc.


Soft Skills:

  • Initiative and leadership skills
  • Ability to grow a network to get things done
  • Dedication, creativity and the passion to build and improve daily
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Travel Requirements:

  • Expected travel is 30% with the possibility of occasional higher project specific travel


Does this sound like you? Apply today!


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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