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Senior Process Engineer

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Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51942


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.


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.


Purpose of the Position:

  • 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.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • 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 Requirements:

  • Travel is both domestic and international. Frequency and duration vary according to project stage and status but is expected to be up to 75%.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • Bachelor's in an Engineering related field (Chemical, Materials, Ceramic, Mechanical Engineering,Electrical, Statistics, Industrial, Analytics ) 
  • 5+ years experience in engineering/manufacturing with a track record of successfully solving process problems based on fundamental understanding


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years experience in engineering/manufacturing with a track record of successfully solving process problems based on fundamental understanding
  • Experience completing projects in a manufacturing organization
  • Excellent Analytical Skills - Decision-making based on data


Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience in a plant or division engineering group
  • Strong Networking skills
  • Performance Excellence training - ideally, green belt or higher certification - LEAN Manufacturing
  • Master's degree in a related Engineering field
  • PMP certification
  • Some mechanical aptitude/equipment understanding 


Does this sound like you? Apply today!


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.


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