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Senior Melting Equipment Design Engineering Project Leader, Gorilla Glass

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Date: Feb 3, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54251


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of Position:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess demonstrated engineering design capabilities and practical knowledge with respect to glass melting and delivery equipment. The Gorilla Glass business develops new glass compositions to address our Customer’s requirements and requires continual evaluation and improvement of the melting process design to deliver improved performance and campaign life. The successful candidate must be capable of working closely with a diverse functional team of technicians, engineers and scientists to understand technical challenges and develop equipment designs in order to solve those challenges.


Day to Day Responsibilities:


  • Provide melting equipment design and development leadership through the application of sound engineering principles to the design and implementation of glass melting and forming process equipment.
  • Application of engineering principles primarily in the fields of mechanical design, heat transfer, material science and fluid mechanics will be utilized on a near daily basis.
  • Use of numerical, physical modeling and demonstrated practical application of model results to equipment design.
  • Develop close working relationships with CAD technicians to collaboratively develop concepts into functional designs.
  • Work closely with and mentor junior engineers in the develop of their skills and knowledge, enabling them to make sound design and process development contributions with an eye on future business growth.
  • Collaboration with scientists and process experts as part of the engineering design process.
  • Collaboration with manufacturing operations to define and receive new and modified process equipment.
  • Positive engagement with process operation engineers and operations personnel to observe and define incremental equipment improvements.
  • Equipment installation supervision and on-site commissioning as needed.


MS in Mechanical, Material Science, Civil, or Chemical Engineering. Chemical may be considered; PhD in Mechanical, Material Science, Civil, or Chemical Engineering as preferred


Required Skills & Experience:

  • 10-15 years of experience in design and analysis of complex, high temperature mechanical systems
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design, heat transfer, material science and fluid mechanics.
  • Willingness to perform practical engagement in both research and manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of modeling for flow, thermal, and structural analysis.
  • Results oriented; delivery of tasks to project schedules.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work in a global environment; across research, development, engineering, commercial, and operations worldwide.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of fundamental understanding for new products and processes.
  • Ability to effectively as technical member of a larger project team.


Optional Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated thermal and fluid mathematical modeling competency
  • Experience with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, COMSOL and other relevant mechanical design software packages.
  • Experience in the start-up and operation of glass melting processes in manufacturing
  • Possesses, or ability to develop, strong network with Corning global technical community and key external suppliers / partners.



Travel is required to Corning’s worldwide operations. Frequency and duration vary according to project stage and status. Travel may include project meetings, equipment installation, and commissioning.



8 am – 5 pm with ability to support off-hours conference calls / meetings with international project teams and extended hours as required to meet project objectives


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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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