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Forming Process Engineer - Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49847


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.

Corning’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise for fundamental understanding of manufacturing issues
  • Solve process issues through data analysis, experimentation, and collaboration with SME's
  • Use thorough processes and technical knowledge to build fundamental understanding for key process steps
  • Provide engineering-level production support to manufacturing operations
  • Develop and maintain systems to monitor and proactively address equipment issues and process performance
  • Receive and integrate new technologies to improve process capability while ensuring proper processes are followed
  • Recommend and implement improvements to processes and equipment
  • Lead and/or support projects involving cost reduction, process optimization, and new technology migrations into the plant
  • Develop and update engineering and operations documentation
  • Provide training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes
  • Work with other team members and departments to ensure that product output at each process step meets or exceeds manufacturing budgets and goals
  • Develop subject-matter expertise of material, process and/or equipment in focused areas of manufacturing and engineering
  • Execute cost reduction and PEx projects (DMAIC/DESIGN) in line with business objectives
  • Develop and use project plans and timelines to achieve project goals without sacrificing safety, intellectual property, or quality
  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects


Travel Requirements:

  • Travel less than 15% with possible international travel.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard hours (M-F 8-5). Flexible hours may be required to support off-hours experimentation on weekends and evenings. This position requires periodic weekend team coverage.


Required Education and Experience:

  • We require a BS or MS in Engineering (Glass, Ceramics, Mechanical subject areas preferred)
  • We are seeking 3+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred)
  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
  • Ability to demonstrate fundamental understanding through science and engineering skills
  • Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Ability to use the scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively
  • Ability to translate engineering solutions to process requirements that deliver and/or improve performance criteria
  • Ability to solve problems in a creative and innovative style
  • Solid understanding of PCPD
  • Experience with experimental design
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Results oriented and high commitment
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC / DESGN) methodology


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in glass manufacturing
  • Broad skill set in mechanical engineering principles (Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Material Science)
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Ability to guide smaller scale technical projects with multi-functional team members


Soft Skills:

  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within multi-functional groups; team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and strong work ethic
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish goals


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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