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Worldwide Senior Product Engineer, Gorilla Glass

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Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

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.


The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.


Are you serious about being in a role that will directly impact the lives of thousands and indirectly affect the lives of millions by developing life-changing innovations and products? Come unleash your true potential as our talented Worldwide Senior Product Engineer that will play a vital role in supporting the Gorilla Glass team through working closely with our Research and Development groups to insure product understanding for new glass rollouts. Your contributions will make a difference globally, and your impact can be greater than you have ever imagined by being part of our unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics with deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities.


Role within the Organization:

  • Work closely with Research and Development groups to insure product understanding for new glass rollouts
  • Define and prioritize product requirements and translate those requirements into a set of product attributes that can be accurately measured
  • Develop product specifications and work with Development and Engineering resources to ensure effective product development
  • Work with Product and Application Engineering team members once product specifications are established and support if customer issues are encountered
  • Work with Product and Application Engineering team members to address customer technical issues and explain product performance and reliability to include testing methods
  • Work with customers to alter their test methods and processes, if necessary, to insure consistency with Corning’s methodology and improved fitness for use evaluation
  • Work with customers to look for the appropriate tools or technologies for their products
  • As Gorilla® products/processes move through the stages of innovation, PE will refine the product specifications and develop a master specification which will guide AE in the development of individual customer specification
  • Assist AE in communicating the benefits of product enhancements as needed
  • Gather and compile technical information from customers within the supply chain, as well as equipment vendors, and AEs to maintain an up-to-date understanding of customer needs
  • Maintain and ensure alignment between Master, External, Customer, and Manufacturing specifications


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with various teams to support key customer(s) for new glasses and applications
  • Engage in face-to-face technical meetings with customer, including creating and compiling presentations to be aligned for the meeting
  • Ensure specifications are established, up to date, and agreed to by Customer
  • Support business activities such as product transparency evaluations and product road mapping
  • Interface with Research/Development & Engineering, Performance & Reliability Testing, Account/Commercial team, Operations, and Quality to execute on PE responsibilities


Travel Requirements:  <10% (mix of domestic and international)


Work Schedule: 45-hrs per week, with periodic evening or morning conference calls


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a BS Engineering degree (chemical or materials science preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in product specification, quality architecture, process improvement projects
  • Experience with R&D groups for glass development and testing (preferred)
  • Experience with risk and statistical analysis


Required Skills:

  • Must be highly motivated, detail oriented, with excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to handle changing priorities
  • Ability to understand details of customer processes and equipment, clarify customer requirements, and translate them into product attributes and specifications
  • Ability to plan and implement technical projects with minimum supervision
  • Ability to make sound decisions using analytical thinking and practical judgment
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships, so detailed technical information is obtained
  • Demonstrated leadership or teamwork in accomplishing common goals
  • Interact effectively with cross functional groups and build collaborative relationships with them
  • Ability to identify and prioritize product improvement areas
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work in a global environment


Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, and influencing skills
  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills
  • Personal initiative, commitment, and desire to learn
  • Positive attitude, flexible, and good work ethic
  • Committed to quality and continuous improvement
  • Technically curious and willing to accept new challenges
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Ability to work through ambiguity
  • Solid understanding of Corning glass development and testing processes


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, 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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