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Melting Process and Technology Engineer, Gorilla Glass - Harrodsburg, KY

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Date: May 18, 2022

Location: Harrodsburg, KY, US, 40330

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50787


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 and technology development engineer that applies fundamental understanding of materials, chemistry, and engineering principles to develop melting process capability.
  • Projects will vary but will involve objectives ranging from new product innovations for Specialty Materials businesses and technology development and implementation to meet business objectives. Responsibilities:
  • Melting and delivery system including process setup development and engineering. Lead activity related to achieving melting process development objectives.
  • Collaborate with other Melting technology groups to develop technologies.
  • Support Process Engineering groups and Manufacturing in troubleshooting of process problems
  • Reporting/communications during tank trials: status, issues, troubleshooting plans.
  • Design and implementation of process experimentation.
  • Technical analysis of melting and delivery processes. Application of analytical results to improving processes and meeting customer requirements.
  • Participate in initial stages of glass composition development
  • Collaboration with Melting Research and Development. Provide process input into Melting Development projects and serve as technology receiver for transfer of development projects to manufacturing. Lead and support production trials of new products, processes, and technology.
  • Assess engineering and long-term manufacturability of new glass compositions and new technologies.
  • Migration and/or support migration of new glass compositions, new Processes, Products, and Technologies to division manufacturing locations worldwide.
  • Transfer new glass and new technology to Process Engineering and Manufacturing plants.
  • Develop new technology to improve Melting operations. New technology includes operational practices, raw materials, and process design.

Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate  40-60% travel, primarily international to Asia but some domestic travel is also required. Typical travel duration may be 2-5 weeks depending on project.

Working Hours:

  • Office hours are typically 8AM-5PM, Monday - Friday Evening conference calls with teams in Asia are sometimes required. Frequency of these meetings depends on project assignment. Weekend work and/or travel is sometimes required.

Education & Experience:

  • We require a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering or Science related
  • We are seeking 2-4 years of work experience in related field
  • Technically curious – seeks information needed to succeed in becoming a glass melting SME
  • Strong technical skills – understanding of materials science/chemistry to apply to defect formation mechanisms, understanding of heat and mass transfer, and materials thermodynamics and kinetics.
  • Analytical – ability to use meticulous data analysis and distill into concise results.
  • Problem-solving – ability to handle technical challenges using scientific methodology.
  • MS Office computing skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of glass chemistry and properties.
  • Glassmaking, ceramic or other materials processing experience.
  • Continuous manufacturing process experience.
  • Innovation project (new product/process development) or scale up experience.
  • Statistical analysis skills and/or experimental design experience.

Soft Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to interact across all parts of the organization (operators, trades, engineers, scientists, managers).
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills – ability to sell technical ideas to influence decision-making.
  • Responsible for self-development – adapts to new situations and actively takes charge of career growth.
  • Ability to work in a diverse project team environment, leading, collaborating with other engineers and scientists, or supporting technical projects.


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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