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Process Engineer

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Date: Dec 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47303



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.


We are seeking out dedicated engineers and technicians who strive to see their work make a difference! If you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world; if you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you.


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:

  • Reducing defects by eliminating root causes.
  • Working with suppliers to improve performance.
  • Ensuring that the measurement/inspection system meets the customer’s needs.
  • Improving processes and solving problems based on fundamental understanding gained through the use of the scientific method
  • Applying DMAIC and advanced statistical tools.
  • Improving manufacturing cost, quality, uptime, yields, cycle time, and safety.
  • Evaluating new raw materials, new equipment, or new process parameters.
  • Documenting SOP, SOS, experiment planning, and process changes.
  • Projects could support any Corning division or research and development


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new processes or improve existing processes at Corning facilities worldwide
  • Solve problems and improve processes based on fundamental understanding and structured problem solving methods such as KT, Designed Experimentation, or Six Sigma.
  • Implement Process Control and Process Discipline systems into manufacturing operations
  • Analyze process data using statistical tools (e.g. pareto, regression, time charting, analysis of variance, gauge R&R, etc.).
  • Measure and communicate performance against established objectives.
  • Review and interpret data to make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc.
  • Document processes and train operators and peers on defined processes


Travel Requirements:

  • 25% on average, depending on the projecting requirements
  • Includes international travel


Required Education and Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of BS in chemical, materials, ceramic or mechanical engineering (MS preferred)
  • 0+ years experience in engineering/manufacturing


Required Skills:

  • Rigorous problem solving - Proficient in the use of DOE, SPC, Six Sigma and other process control/ analysis techniques
  • Process excellence (Six Sigma) Green Belt or higher
  • Experience completing projects in a manufacturing organization
  • Decision making based on data


Desired Skills:

  • Effective presentation skills
  • Capable of leading small process development / improvement projects
  • Innovation experience


Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic


This position does not 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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