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Finishing Process Project Leader 33712

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Erwin, NY, US, 14801

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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Are you interested in “Life Changing Innovation”? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the world’s greatest innovators. We tackle our customers’ most complex problems that others can’t or won’t. Collaboration, Creative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons extraordinary professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career. We are headquartered in Corning - a vibrant city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the continent's fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education.

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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

To plan, support and lead tasks on Finishing technology projects, including:

  • Develop new manufacturing technologies and methods
  • Develop and apply new and existing product attribute characterization methods
  • Improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities
  • Develop methods and processes for the manufacture and characterization of new products
  • Develop methods, measurements and processes to improve existing products
  • Support manufacturing improvement initiatives, including variability reduction, defect reduction, process control improvement, 6-Sigma

Day to Day Responsibilities:

To provide engineering expertise and leadership for equipment, process, methods and measurement technologies within the Environmental Technologies Division Engineering Finishing Technology group. Lead finishing technology and engineering project sub-teams. Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, organize and execute major workstreams on projects to deliver improvement and step change capabilities
  • Project work scope typically includes design, development, manufacturing installation, start-up and acceptance
  • Role includes individual contributor and project workstream leadership responsibilities
  • Manage internal Corning and external vendor resources to complete project deliverables
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and methods to resolve challenges
  • Support development and execution of finishing technology strategy, roadmap and project portfolio
  • Support problem-solving in manufacturing, including root cause identification and resolution
  • Apply process engineering knowledge, skills and experience from concept through delivery of process and equipment at manufacturing locations. Projects Involved with: Developing new and improving existing finishing manufacturing technologies, equipment, methods and measurements. Developing methods, processes and measurements for the manufacture of new products. Developing machines, methods, measurements and processes to improve precision, quality, cost and efficiency of finished part attributes. Support manufacturing improvements, variability reduction, defect reduction, process control, capacity and 6-Sigma.

Role Within Group:

  • Provide project workstream leadership, technical and process engineering skills to meet department goals and objectives
  • Member of Division Engineering Finishing Technology group
  • Work with and facilitate alignment between manufacturing, development, materials engineering and upstream process experts to deliver step change and improvement of finishing technology capabilities

 

Travel Requirements: You can expect around 50% travel which can include international travel with extended stay overseas.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:  You can expect to work M -F around 40-50 hours per week, but ought to be flexible. There will be times when off shift work and weekend work is required in order to support manufacturing, experimentation, and implementation of projects.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

You should have a BS/MS in an engineering discipline (ceramic, materials, or chemical preferred) along with:

  • 7 years experience in manufacturing, engineering or development
  • Leadership potential demonstrated on project teams responsible for implementation of new processes or equipment into manufacturing Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)
  • Self-starter, able to function with a high level of independence
  • Communicates effectively in writing and in a group setting
  • Interpersonal skills – open, engaging, enables others
  • Leadership potential
  • Ability to perform in team or matrix environment
  • Technical competence in process engineering.
  • Experience successfully developing and delivering technical projects to manufacturing.
  • Experience with measurement, characterization or ceramics processing technologies.
  • Project leadership aptitude, including ability to achieve results through matrix organization or team.
  • Achieve results through application of rigorous project management methods, such as 6-Sigma.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at technical problem-solving and decision-making.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong ceramic processing knowledge (batching, forming, rheology, and drying)
  • Strong raw materials understanding (selection, beneficiation, characterization, and impact on process characteristics)
  • Demonstrated results developing and delivering step change innovations to manufacturing
  • Skills and experience with statistical process control and Design of Experiments methods
  • Experience with application of 6-Sigma methods
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in process improvement, measurement, characterization or ceramics processing.

Soft Skills:

Your verbal and written communication skills as well as attention to detail and ability to handle ambiguity will be significant skills for success. We value a positive teammate who is customer-focused, open and approachable to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment and across all levels of our organization.

  • Are you able to lead and influence others (suppliers, commercial partners etc)?
  • Are you a self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn new things and bring forth new ideas?
  • Does your flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can do attitude?

 

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.

 

 

Pay Grade: Grade C (C) 

Employee Referral Amount: $1,500.00


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