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Process Simulation Engineer

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Date: Aug 7, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Location:  Corning, NY


Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate.


We are seeking out dedicated scientists and engineers who strive to see their technical work makes 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 engineering; 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 is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science.


For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have built new industries and transformed people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


Corning's Manufacturing Technology & Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & 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.


Purpose of the Position:

In this role as a Process Simulation Engineer, you are responsible for advancing our understanding of the injection molding processes for optical connectivity and life science businesses. You need a strong foundation in fluid mechanics, viscous flow, and a deep knowledge in numerical modeling. You will also need excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with globally distributed researchers, engineers in our commercial organizations, and customers.


Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Participate in technical interaction with process and design engineers to understand their requirements.
  • Use modeling to help understand the performance of existing and proposed processes and designs, and to interpret the data from experiments.
  • Translate the product requirements to processes and geometry design requirements
  • Develop new modeling tools and capabilities as needed. Collaborate with experimentalists to verify models
  • From time to time, lead small technical teams in performing the preceding.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree  in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant Engineering major
  • 2+ years of experience


Required Experience:

  • Proven track record of solving a variety of difficult technology problems
  • Experience working in an industrial research facility encompassing all stages of innovation
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects at a time
  • Demonstrated organizational experience working across multiple cultures and on a globally dispersed and diverse team
  • Ability to provide technical mentorship to small teams of high performing scientists


Required Skills:

  • Full proficiency in modeling the injection molding process
  • High level of expertise in CFD and heat transfer as well as in Polymer material behaviors
  • Familiarity with commercial CFD and FEA software’s such as Moldflow, Moldex3D, Fluent, Polyflow, Comsol
  • Experience in experiments


Desired Skills and Experiences:

  • Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or relevant Engineering major
  • Experience with process and product engineering
  • Experience in programming language such as C++ or Python
  • Ability to effectively influence technical decisions
  • Ability to lead product performance data evaluations, experiments, and data analysis
  • Skilled at conducting and analyzing product performance experiments using; MEE, statistical DOE, 6 sigma DMAIC and others


Soft Skills:

  • Do you have the ability to influence technical direction via communication and relationship from a remote location?
  • Are you an effective leader with exceptional organization, and planning skills and the ability to handle ambiguity, changing priorities and changing requirements?
  • Have you successfully been able to solve problems on product or process related issues? 
  • Well-developed skills in working across multiple cultures and on a globally dispersed and diverse team - Does this sound like you?


Travel Requirements:   

  • Our expected travel time 10%.  Flexibility required as there is occasional domestic and international travel expected including travels to Asia and Europe.


Hours of Work:

  • We typically work 40 hours per week, but great flexibility required given the globally dispersed nature of the team.


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


This position does support immigration sponsorship.

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