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Technologist - Climate Change Solutions

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Date: Jul 17, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55642


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 created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position:

  • Hands-on, experimental role working with scientists to develop new materials and processes for climate change solutions


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with scientists and project teams to define activities, develop hypotheses, and conduct experiments
  • Process, compile, and analyze data
  • Document work, draw conclusions and communicate results
  • Complete routine testing with little to no instruction needed
  • Conduct new assignments with on-the-job training
  • Complete routine maintenance of testing equipment and monitor quality of data
  • Conduct lab safety and 5S inspections
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment


Required Skills:

  • The ability to work in an independent manner under the guidance and direction of a scientist.
  • Daily work will be lab-based and requires the employee to be hands on and comfortable with new experimentation.
  • Familiarity with operating furnaces is preferable, and the ability to learn how to use various types of equipment is a must.
  • This position requires the ability to adapt to changes in priorities and focus areas as projects evolve.
  • All objectives and deliverables for the role will be established with the supervisor.
  • Writing technical reports, presenting experimental work at project team meetings, and contributing to intellectual property is expected.


Desired Skills:

Mechanical and electrical aptitude


Education and Experience:  B.S. in Geology, Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or related field is required


Soft Skills: strong organizational and collaborative skills, being a team player and flexible, the ability to interact with multiple levels in the organization with open communication (such as Process Techs, Technicians, Scientists, and Management), and being comfortable with ambiguity, multitasking among projects, and a strong desire to learn and contribute.


Travel Requirements:  None


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:  40+, flex-time


This position does not support immigration sponsoorship.


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


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.

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