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Sr. Thermal Process Engineer, Forming

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Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47897


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.


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.



  • To provide technology leadership for Corning Incorporated core capability of glass forming at a corporate level. The focus is to work with divisions to bring fundamental understanding and capability step change improvement in attributes as well as enabling new products. The individual will work with project leaders to define critical questions, technical strategy or provide technical solutions across the innovation spectrum including early stage projects, concept generation, technology development, pilot scale and manufacturing.



  • Function as a technical glass forming expert on projects in all stages of innovation. Typical activities include:
    • Technical input to project plan development, risk analyses and technical path definition
    • Technical leader in root cause analyses, development and testing of solution paths through modeling, data analyses and experimentation
    • Forming equipment design concept and review
  • Drive root cause understanding, propose, and drive solution paths via first principles analysis, modeling, and rigorous experimental methodology.
  • Fostering collaboration and interactions with other engineering, development and research groups.
  • Coaching and mentoring less experienced engineers.


Required Skills:

  • In depth understanding and experience in glass forming heat transfer, tooling design, process modeling, and various forming processes
  • Ability to technically lead small teams to solve complex engineering challenges and drive to solutions
  • Strong fundamental engineering knowledge of materials and thermal engineering
  • High level of technical curiosity and active learner, to engage on new challenges
  • Comfortable in both a research and manufacturing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Must have experience with glass manufacturing


Soft Skills:

  • Strong technical leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with various cultural backgrounds, across organizations boundaries, and worldwide
  • Ability to communicate effectively across various levels of the organization operator to division leaders
  • Ability to effectively manage high levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment


Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Materials or Engineering related fields with > 10yrs experience in glass forming
  • MS in Materials or Engineering related fields with > 20 yrs experience in glass forming manufacturing


Sound like you? Apply today!


This position does support immigration sponsorship.


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