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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Date: May 13, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 31409


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 work with project team members to solve difficult mechanical engineering and process equipment related problems, resolve project related issues, and develop understanding of process and equipment design requirements
  • Define and document machine design specifications, error budgets, and mechanical design concepts.
  • Design and follow construction of prototype and production process equipment, lead proof of concept and prototype tests to validate design concept, collect and evaluate data, and make appropriate engineering recommendations
  • Work with external machine builders, system integrators, and suppliers to specify and successfully deliver fully integrated process machine systems to their internal Customers on-time, on-budget, to meet process performance measures.
  • Lead generation of construction drawings, installation drawings, and ensures that final drawing packages reflect as-built conditions and satisfies Corning drawing standards
  • Report on project activities, status, and issues on a periodic basis to project and department leadership; Maintain records and track expenditures against allocated funds. Estimate time required to accomplish tasks and monitor performance against schedules
  • You should be capable of working in a team based environment and able to participate on a highly matrixed project team to execute project assignments, with minimal supervision


  • B.S. / M.S. Mechanical Engineering 10+ years in mechanical engineering experience in the design and development of production process machinery, dynamic mechanisms, and/or automated systems


  • Normal Business Hours (8 – 5, M – F), however, expected to work hours required to achieve project objectives Travel Requirements: Are you passionate about seeing different locations? Estimated travel is 30% - 50% depending on specific project assignments. Travel may be required during installation, debug, and start-up and for routine interaction with customers and suppliers, including some international


  • Possess comprehensive understanding of mechanical design practices, flexible automation, robotics, material handling, and system integration including development of process machine/system design specifications, error budgets, and proof of principle testing
  • Experience developing and delivering fully integrated machine /automation systems to manufacturing requiring the integration of commercially available technologies into robust process manufacturing solutions
  • Familiar with state of the art technologies in the following areas: electro-mechanical drive systems, fluid power, pneumatics, robotics, material handling, alignment, part sensing, and safety standards
  • Ability to effectively use external machine builders and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of later stages of machine system implementation
  • Proven skills in 2-D and 3-D CAD, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and knowledge of ANSI Y14.5-1994 drafting standard
  • Self-starter who is results- oriented, possesses a high dedication level, and is able to meet objectives and timelines while applying sound problem solving and decision-making processes and skills


  • Entrepreneurial, forward-looking, with knowledge of glass and ceramic manufacturing and precision engineering principles
  • Experience with use of standard computer modeling and analysis software packages used in design of mechanical systems, including Solidworks and AutoCad design software
  • Experience crafting systems for deployment in “clean room” or “contamination sensitive” applications and prior experience moving a new product / process from development into manufacturing


  • Do you have the ability to work on a diverse project team and effectively high levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change?
  • Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills?

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.

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