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Process Engineer

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Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58614


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 life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Purpose of Position:


Performs a variety of technical duties and activities under general supervision to support Operations. Responsible for the daily reporting requirements of the assigned equipment and systems.


Major 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.

• Collaborate 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:


• B.S. in Engineering required – preferred degree in optical or mechanical engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience:

• 5 to 10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:


• Must be able to effectively work with production groups and division engineering.

• Mechanical, Optical, or Industrial Engineering training.

• Previous experience in technical manufacturing and process support.

• Precision hands-on mechanical skills; experience with assembling close tolerance parts that may have unusual shapes or parameters.

• Hands-on


Soft Skills:


• Desire to learn new technologies and become a SME

• 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.


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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