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Senior Process Engineer

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Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 41914


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.

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 and 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 create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.



  • In this role, you will use your creativity, good judgment and flexibility to reduce defects by eliminating root causes.
  • You will work with suppliers to improve performance and ensure that the measurement/inspection system meets the customer’s needs.
  • You will also have the opportunity to improve processes and solve problems based on fundamental understanding gained through the use of the scientific method by applying DMAIC and advanced statistical tools.
  • Improving manufacturing cost, quality, uptime, yields, cycle time, and safety are other areas you can strive to positively effect by evaluating new raw materials, new equipment, or new process parameters.
  • You are also responsible for documenting SOP, SOS, experiment planning, and process changes and your projects could support any Corning division or research and development.



  • We own the design and development of new processes or improvement to existing processes at Corning facilities worldwide
  • You will solve problems and improve processes based on fundamental understanding and structured problem solving methods such as KT, Designed Experimentation, or Six Sigma.
  • You will also lead the implementation of Process Control and Process Discipline systems into manufacturing operations as well as use your analytical skills to analyze process data using statistical tools (e.g. pareto, regression, time charting, analysis of variance, gauge R&R, etc.).
  • Other responsibilities include measuring and communicating performance against established objectives, reviewing and interpreting data to make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc., and documenting processes and mentoring operators and peers on defined processes




  • Travel is both domestic and international. Frequency and duration vary according to project stage and status but is expected to be up to 50%.



  • We require a minimum of BS in chemical, materials, ceramic or mechanical engineering (MS preferred) and 5+ years experience in engineering/manufacturing with a track record of successfully solving process problems based on fundamental understanding



  • We require a minimum of BS in chemical, materials, ceramic, electrical, statistics, industrial, analytics or mechanical engineering (MS preferred) and 5+ years experience in engineering/manufacturing with a track record of successfully solving process problems based on fundamental understanding
  • Deep knowledge of Process excellence
  • Experience completing projects in a manufacturing organization
  • Excellent Analytical Skills - Decision-making based on data



  • Knowledge of Corning's businesses
  • Prior experience in a plant or division engineering group
  • Strong internal Corning network
  • Performance Excellence training - ideally, green belt or higher certification - LEAN Manufacturing
  • PMP certification
  • Some mechanical aptitude/equipment understanding


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, or 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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