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Quality Engineer - Fairport, NY

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Date: Apr 9, 2021

Location: Fairport, NY, US, 14450

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45220


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.


Purpose of Position:

  • Drive and handle corrective and preventive actions for quality related issues in assigned area of responsibility
  • Support, develop, and continuously improve product quality and the plant quality systems

Major Responsibilities:

  • Disposition discrepant materials
  • Perform process and internal ISO audits
  • Work with suppliers to facilitate a reduction in incoming defects.
  • Provide ongoing communications and support to customers for quality issues. Drive improvements in outgoing product and advocate customer interests.


  • We anticipate minimal travel for this role to support domestic and international suppliers or customers.

Work hours:

  • M-F 7:00 to 4:00 but flexibility will be required to connect with suppliers/ customers in other time zones.

Education & Experience:

  • We require a minimum of a BS in Engineering (Optical or Mechanical preferred), with a MS in Engineering preferred
  • 1-5 years of prior experience


A strong candidate will have experience in at least 5 of the following areas:

  • Understanding of optical systems and wavefront measurement
  • Specifying, measuring, or manufacturing high precision machined mechanical or optical components
  • Statistics and the use of MSAs, SPC, and CPK
  • Use of a variety of performance excellence tools (VSM, 5S, Just in Time, 6 Sigma, etc.)
  • GD&T proficiency
  • Supplier or customer management
  • Writing and evaluating experiment plans
  • ISO 9001 auditing


  • A deep understanding of mechanical or optical measurement processes
  • A solid understanding of statistics including the application of CPK, MSA, and SPC
  • A passion for driving continuous improvement in themselves and within the organization
  • Knowledge of optical cosmetic inspection methods
  • A desire to learn and to grow
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communications skills



  • We anticipate up to 10% travel for this role, both domestic and internationally


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!


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.

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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