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Coating Process Engineer - Fairport, NY

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Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46528


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.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day production support to resolve process issues that are outside our standard operating parameters
  • Maintain manufacturing processes using existing production assets. 
  • Use and improve current metrology methods to monitor and improve manufacturing performance.
  • Specify and improve cleaning, material handling and storage procedures within the thin film coating process flow.
  • Identify and lead process improvements to reduce cost (Variation, cycle-time, complexity, and scrap reduction)
  • Author documentation and provide training to the production staff for all new processes
  • Collaborate with the commercial and development engineering to extend our current capabilities to meet future needs


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%. Typical travel includes training, networking opportunities, customer visits, and benchmarking activities as required.


Hours of work:

  • Typical first shift production hours, M-F, 8am-5pm. Extra and off hours may be required during times of heightened project activity in order to meet deliverables.


Required Education & Experience:

  • 4-yr technical degree with the following order of preference: Optical science/engineering; Physics; Material science; Chemical engineering; Ceramic; Mechanical.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of UV optical thin film design experience
  • Critical thinking to rapidly solve problems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Desire to solve problems by leveraging Statistical/6-Sigma/DOE and Hypothesis Tree problem solving methodologies.
  • Confidence in interaction with all levels of the organization (Production techs to Sr. Leadership)
  • Ability to function on a process engineering team of multi-disciplinary engineers.
  • Knowledge or Training in one or all of these areas: Six Sigma Green/Black Belt, Lean Fundamentals, PEx, and KT Problem Solving.


Required to sign covenant not to compete


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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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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