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Forming Process Engineer, Gorilla Glass - Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: Jul 24, 2021

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45663


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:

  • Seeking a highly capable Process Engineer for advancing the Gorilla Glass forming technologies and process.
  • You will need a good foundation in Process Engineering and expertise in data analysis and experimental methods.
  • This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with globally distributed researchers, engineers across multiple divisions, and Corning’s commercial organizations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance to the Gorilla Glass forming processes
  • Provide direction and leadership with new glass and technical migration across the Gorilla Glass fleet
  • Lead experiments to develop fundamental understanding of the process and provide change recommendation based on results
  • Define and execute forming start up plans for new glass and new technology migrations
  • Lead problem solving sessions as necessary to resolve issues during different stages of process evolution (development, engineering, manufacturing)
  • Utilize process engineering skillsets (process data analysis, root cause, MEE, etc.)
  • Maintains a systematic approach, builds understanding of interfacing processes
  • Collects and documents fundamental knowledge, process learning, and IP

Education and Experience:

  • We require a B.S. or equivalent in engineering
  • We are seeking 2+years of progressive experience in process engineering
  • Experience working in manufacturing plants and industrial research facilities
  • Consistent record of solving difficult process problems

Technical Skills:

  • Expertise in heat transfer, glass forming, mechanics, and process engineering fundamentals
  • Expertise in design of experiments and analysis of data
  • Problem solving skills demonstrated through troubleshooting on product or process related issues
  • Experience with OSI PI data systems

Non-Technical Skills:

  • Ability to influence technical direction via communication and relationships from a remote location
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, changing priorities and changing requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed skills in working across multiple cultures and on a globally dispersed and diverse team

Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate up to 25% domestic and global travel.

Hours of work/work schedule:

  • Full time (40 hours per week), but great flexibility required given the globally dispersed nature of the team and bold project timelines. Teleconferences are likely during early morning or evening hours. Night/weekend flexibility is expected during process startup activity.


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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