Coating Process Engineer

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Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63133


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of Position:

Specify optical thin film coatings and manufacturing processes that build from the foundations of our existing designs and processes.


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.


Required Education and Experience:

  • 4-yr technical degree with the following order of preference: Optical science/engineering; Physics; Material science; Chemical engineering; Ceramic; Mechanical.
  • Minimum 2-4 years working in process engineering in a manufacturing environment.


Preferred Experience:

  • 2-4 Years of UV optical thin film design experience
  • Critical thinking to rapidly solve problems.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience utilizing Statistical/6-Sigma/DOE and Hypothesis Tree to solve problems.
  • 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.


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. 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is  $79,997.00   -  $109,996.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Rochester

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