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Sr. Dev Tech Reliability- Measurements

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Date: Jan 9, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49086


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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Senior Development Technician within the Product Performance and Reliability (PP&R) group, Specialty Material Development organization, will have key responsibilities supporting new Gorilla Glass product testing as well as investigation of customer issues. As part of the reliability programs team, activities include assisting scientists/engineers with test plans and test development, supporting/leading sample management, mechanical and reliability testing, data compilation and analysis. Role will also interact with other groups including research, development and product engineering to meet objectives.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

▪ Develop and execute experiment/test plans regarding product performance and reliability

▪ Optimize and/or maintain tools and equipment in accordance with the needs of product development and testing; work with the team and vendor to maintain adequate parts, fixture and equipment

▪ Utilizing manual dexterity to prepare and/or build specimens for testing utilize proper glass/specimen handling

▪ Be able to track and document glass, material and methodologies for each process for every experiment

▪ Interface with the broader S&T organization and business to generate and/or characterize specimens, to interpret or expand test results, and more

▪ Record, log and report out on observations and test data, and present associated conclusions and next steps to customers/stakeholders

▪Utilize internal test request system to request tests, and facilitate glass samples and ion-exchange processing

 ▪ Provide input to project plans for resources and timing

▪ Provide tracking and clear communication of status and priority conflicts as samples/tests progress

▪ Conduct data compilation, analysis and documentation using reliability software (Excel, Minitab and JMP)

▪ Assist team with new test development to highlight performance or gain new understanding of products: design, testing, trouble shooting, documentation, data collection and training others


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Minimal, possibly up to ~5% to support domestic and/or international laboratories regarding to demo and new product launch  

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 40 hours per week (~7AM-4PM or ~8AM-5PM) Monday through Friday Overtime may be required on certain occasions for critical workstreams  


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):


A.A.S. / Two-Year Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field of study  


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

▪ Mechanical aptitude in working with small powered and/or non-powered hand tools, as well as larger test/metrology equipment

▪ Computer and data analysis/archiving skills, including familiarity with programs such as Microsoft Office, web-based work request systems, etc.

▪ The ability to maintain an accurate and thorough record of activities performed, including via a laboratory notebook  

▪ Experienced with data analysis , and skilled in clearly communicating results (verbal and written)


 Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

▪ Knowledge of mobile electronics construction, assembly and repair techniques, especially as pertains to mobile phones, tablets and PCs

▪ Mechanical design skills, by utilizing software such as SolidWorks or equivalent ▪Proficient in Excel and statistical software (Minitab, Jmp)

▪ Exposure to general materials science concepts including stress/strain behavior, fracture mechanics, etc.

▪ Familiarity with and/or experience in conducting strain gaging, digital image correlation and/or other contact or non-contact stress analysis techniques

▪Experience in Product Development


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

▪ Ability to work well in a team environment composed of various levels, functions and disciplines

▪ Ability to clearly communicate progress and results of work, as well as any problems, needs or roadblocks which are impeding progress towards objectives

▪ A focus on fostering a positive work environment and valuing safety, diversity and the individual

▪ Excellent time management and work prioritization


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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