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Sr. Thermal Process Engineer

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45963



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:

  • Process engineer that develops and applies fundamental understanding and engineering principles to develop, improve, and transfer glass or other material transformational processes.
  • Successful incumbent is an active learner that can adapt and be effective with different materials/processes, work at different points in product life cycle from Research to Engineering, and work across organizational boundaries.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and individually contribute to projects including the leveraging of modeling and engineering disciplines to provide fundamental understanding, apply rigorous problem solving approaches (ex, DMAIC, KT, DOE), and provide on-site support.
  • Collaborate with Research, Development and Plant Engineering to develop and lead production evaluation trials of new products, processes, and technology to improve performance.
  • Design, implement, analyze, and communicate results of process experiments.


Travel Requirements:

  • 25% including international


Required Education:

  • BS. – Ph.D. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • BS in related fields with greater than 10 yrs. experience


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience in material transformation preferably glass forming or ceramics.
  • Able to apply scientific and engineering principles to solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze process data and trends to reach conclusions that help solve process problems. 


Desired Skills:

  • Development, Engineering or Manufacturing experience in the glass industry.
  • Strong understanding of glass processes, particularly glass forming
  • Working knowledge of statistics and application of tools for process control and management.
  • Ability to apply complex physics-based mathematical models to improve fundamental understanding of complex multi-variable systems and solve engineering problems.


Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills – effective at interacting and influencing across organizations, cultures and band levels.
  • Able to lead and work in a matrixed team environment to solve problems or produce a product.
  • Able to lead a technical team or provide technical leadership in a larger project team.
  • Good communication skills with ability to tailor message to the audience. 


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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