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Process Engineer II - Fairport, NY

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Date: May 25, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46440


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.

Scope of Position:

  • Process Engineer supporting optical system assembly & test.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily production support to resolve process upsets.
  • Identify and lead process improvements to reduce cost, increase capacity, and extend capability (variability, cycle-time, complexity, and scrap reduction)
  • Lead new product introductions into the production system.
  • Engage the product development team during the development phase through informal and formal design reviews.
  • Develop process flow charts, work instructions, process sheets, checklists, forms, and other required documentation.
  • Collaborate with the commercial team to quote new products.
  • Work with the quality team to respond to customer complaints and returns.
  • Assess existing manufacturing capability gaps and recommend development activities.
  • Perform manufacturing tasks and activities, as trained, and in compliance with work instructions.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and autonomous maintenance of work area and equipment.
  • Participate in the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR) of all new product development.
  • Participate in Manufacturing Risk Assessments and handle Risk Reduction activities.
  • Work with production teams to evaluate and troubleshoot product returns and advise on corrective actions.

Required Education:

  • We require a Bachelor of Science degree
  • We are seeking 5+ years of experience
  • Able to effectively work with production groups and division engineering.
  • Mechanical, Optical, or Industrial Engineering training.
  • Previous experience in technical manufacturing and process support.
  • Desire to learn new technologies and become a SME
  • An aptitude for precision hands-on mechanical skills; experience with assembling close tolerance parts that may have unusual shapes or parameters

Desired Skills:

  • Dedicated and willing to work off hours to ensure product is completed on schedule
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Function as part of a team
  • Ability to learn and grow
  • Prioritize and multi-task
  • Performance excellence training and project leadership a plus - Green Belt, Lean, or PQA experience.

Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate less than 5% travel for this role. Typical travel includes special training/networking opportunities and potential customer and vendor visits.

Hours of work:

  • Typical first shift production hours, M-F, 8am-5pm. Evening and weekend support as needed.


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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