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Thermal Design Engineer

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Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42961


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.


Scope of Position:

  • Thermal Equipment Design provides comprehensive design and engineering for Corning’s specialized processes.  Thermal equipment creates the process environment for material transformation and phase change into useful products worldwide.  This position includes design for melting, forming, and heat treatment equipment.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work on assigned projects
  • Responsible for Thermal Equipment Engineering assignments; including mechanical design, prototyping, installation, acceptance, and start-up for thermal / fluid flow equipment and process in all Corning Businesses
  • Contribute individually or in collaboration with internal and external multi-functional teams to rigorously apply engineering principles primarily in the fields of mechanical design, heat transfer and fluid mechanics 
  • Grow in others technical curiosity, competencies and expertise in equipment and process engineering support for manufacturing or mass production with fundamental understanding
  • Build-on communication, leadership and project management skills on dynamic fast-pace projects in timely manner
  • Investigate new technologies to enhance thermal processes to ensure Corning’s long-term success
  • Live all the Corning values, integrate cultures, nurture strategic thinking and ability to influence


Travel Requirements: 

  • Travel is required to Corning’s worldwide operations.   Frequency and duration vary according to project stage and status.  Travel may include project meetings, equipment installation, and commissioning.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 

  • Standard, 40hrs., Monday-Friday, 8-5.  Overtime for meetings and travel as needed.


Education & Experience: 

  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Mechanical, Material Science or Chemical Engineering. 
  • Professional experience in equipment or process engineering applied for machine design, equipment / system integration, flow / thermal process, and energy saving.


Required Skills                                               

  • Practical, working knowledge and application of mechanical, fluid flow, heat transfer and thermal dynamics
  • Expertise in the application of multiple type of thermal energy sources (Combustion, Induction, Electric Resistive, Microwave, Radio Frequency, etc.)
  • Excellent Computer Design and Communication Skills (MS Office Suite, AutoCAD and Solid Works)
  • Design experience incorporating specialized atmospheres, thermal insulation, radiation barriers, etc.
  • Working knowledge of applicable OSHA, NFPA and NEC safety codes and guidelines
  • Effective listening, oral, and written communication skills in English
  • Results and Detail Oriented; able to perform with limited supervision under time pressure
  • Proactive, creative, and positive as a team player to achieve project objectives with high quality


Desired Skills 

  • 5+ years’ experience in mechanical/equipment design and engineering; senior engineer designation may be granted based on quantity and nature of prior experience
  • Familiarity with thermal or flow equipment engineering (e.g. heat treatment, heat exchange, forming, and mixing technology, etc.), and process & manufacturing engineering with methodologies, such as 6-SIGMA, DMAIC, and statistical data-analysis
  • Knowledge of material selections for flow and thermal equipment in variable process implementations
  • Skillset in flow / thermal modeling & simulations using CFD software
  • Diversity of experience and background is an asset 


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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