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Process Project Leader

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Date: Dec 22, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50690


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.


We are seeking out dedicated engineers 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 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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • In this role, you will investigate manufacturing process alternatives and work with others to down select based on the technical fundamentals, performance and manufacturing cost criteria
  • Tackle problems and demonstrate feasibility using theoretical, empirical and modeling approaches
  • Design and conduct experimentation aimed at investigating manufacturing process alternatives
  • Develop and lead early stage sample making processes while maintaining strategic line of site aimed at rapid transfer to pilot operations and high volume manufacturing
  • Conduct hands on work in a laboratory and pilot environment striving to make a difference
  • Communicate project status and updates to the work group – including memos, RTR, verbal presentations to management
  • Measure and communicate progress against established objectives
  • Maintaining contacts with groups outside of RD&E to facilitate problem identification and solutions
  • Document work and generate IP as appropriate


Projects Involved With:

  • Using first principle knowledge to design low cost manufacturing processes (or keystone components of those processes) for new businesses, adjacencies or to enable new materials
  • Early identification and engagement on critical programs, with focus on providing novel solution paths aimed at enabling low cost manufacturing processes.
  • Development of processes that significantly improve capital efficiency
  • Projects could support any Corning division or new business
  • All work will be done as part of a multi-functional team usually involving other groups in Research, MTE or Development
  • Projects could include external contacts and contracts


Required Education:

  • We require a minimum of a BS engineering or material science degree preferring a MS or PhD.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 7+ years experience (spanning multiple stages of innovation) preferred; noted accomplishments in transferring new/novel process/product technologies from stage 1/2 through stage 4/5


Travel Requirements:

  • We expected travel to be less than 50% but flexibility is necessary as there is the possibility of occasional project specific travel


Required Skills:

  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process research/engineering and materials
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Results oriented and high level of commitment (able to work in any stage of innovation and handle risk of failure)
  • Strong lab and experimental practices; can understand fundamentals and recognize deviations and implement routine solutions.
  • The ability to learn new technologies and processes quickly
  • Able to apply the principles of process control and discipline to early stage projects
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, including accurate recording of experiments, creating detailed documents, and reporting out or presentation within team.
  • Able to implement experiments and verify theory


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Corning organization and processes and business systems
  • Knowledge of Modeling capability and how to use modeling tools
  • Experiences and accomplishments spanning from early stage innovation to late stage manufacturing across multiple Corning business units
  • Innovation Black Belt (IBB)
  • Some mechanical aptitude/equipment understanding


Sound like you? Apply now!


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.


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.


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