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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45995



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 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.


Scope of Position:

  • The focus of this position is on the design and development of robust, first/next generation process machine systems and products that provide significant competitive advantage to Corning’s businesses, and / or enable new products and product lines.  This position will support some or all of Corning Incorporated’s divisions.


Required Education, Years and Area of Experience:

  • B.S./M.S. in Technical Discipline
  • 10+ years in a technical field to include:
    • Mechanical Design of products and/or machines
    • Vendor interaction for the fabrication of parts, assemblies, or large integrated systems
    • Project or Engineering Management
    • Technology or Product Transfer to manufacturing or other organizations


Required Skills:

  • Experience in successful development and delivery of new products or fully integrated, first/next generation process machine systems through early stages of innovation and into manufacturing.
  • Strong interest and skills in mechanical design, with broad knowledge of materials, fabrication methods (machining, forming, molding etc.) assembly and joining methods, GD&T, tolerance stack ups/error budgets.
  • Excellent understanding and recall of engineering fundamentals, and the ability to deploy those fundamentals into successful designs. Ability to propose solutions and/or invents, applies, develops, or extends a state-of-the-art technology.
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling (Solid Works preferred), and use of simulation modules to optimize designs and/or demonstrate feasibility (finite element, computational fluid dynamics etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively in highly ambiguous situations.
  • Understand how to integrate commercially available technologies and processes such as robotics, material addition and removal, dispensing, and automation equipment into robust process manufacturing solutions.
  • Able to effectively leverage external machine builders and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of later stages of machine system implementation.
  • Demonstrated project management experience with ability to achieve results through a highly matrixed project team, champion new ideas; lead by example; provide constructive feedback to co-workers.
  • Ability to apply decision making and problem solving skills to review facts and weigh options using a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Influences peers, team(s), and management, and provides technical guidance. Creates objectives and uses creative approaches to support projects or create project opportunities.


This position does not 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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