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Technical Manager - Glass Finishing and Handling, AGS, Hefei

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Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Hefei, AH, CN, 230011

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43926


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.

- Purpose of the Position


-Scope out, conceptualize, source, customize, integrate, install and start-up automotive glass cutting, grinding, polishing, cleaning, AOI and handling processes on commercially available technology, equipment and automation - work closely with internal technical teams, product engineering, reliability and operations to develop and improve process capabilities for automotive interior and glazing products and then transfer these capabilities to manufacturing for mass production

- Lead the process development of glass cutting, grinding, polishing, cleaning and handling

- Develop expertise and critical mass in glass cutting, grinding, polishing and handling

- Provide engineering guidance and leadership to the product & process development and manufacturing teams to improve overall glass sheet / parts quality, increase line speeds and reduce costs

- Use experience, skills and creativity to conceptualize automated glass finishing and handling technology to optimize process capability and innovate in a manufacturing environment

- Develop strong fundamental understanding in glass finishing and automated handling

- Provide technical leadership during technology introductions, transfers, start-up’s and qualifications

- Make data-driven improvements to existing processes, consumables, equipment, measurements, inspection and systems

- Facilitate and lead teams to problem solve in a scientific, methodical, systematic and data-driven manner

- Build knowledge of industry-leading process, equipment, measurements, automation and systems to sustain a world-class center-of-excellence in glass finishing, and handling

- Source, test, analyze and qualify new materials, technology and vendors for glass finishing and handling

- have broad technical skills and experience as well as strong interpersonal skills to work with people of diverse cultural and technical background in worldwide locations of Corning and our customers

- champion safety from design through construction, start-up to handover of new processes to operations

- Leverage 3D CAD, analytical tools, simulation and modeling to foresee and mitigate risks

- Supervise, coach and develop team members for personal growth and performance


- Day to Day Responsibilities


- Interface with development, engineering, plant and suppliers to develop and lead trials and qualifications of new products, processes, technology and equipment to improve finishing, cleaning & handling operations.

- Provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise in glass cutting, grinding, polishing and handling

- Lead technology assessments of glass finishing and glass handling concepts based on scientific principles and knowhow in cutting, grinding, polishing, automation, metrology and cleaning

- Apply the fundamentals and engineering principles to eliminate glass defects and reduce cost

- Design tests, experiments, FAT, SAT, process development, qualification with DOE for new process, materials, equipment and measurements

- Design and implement process experiments; document and present results to leadership

- Engage in manufacturing process development work including experiment planning, data analysis & reporting results

- Collaborate with Development in advancing fundamental understanding & evaluating new process and/or product ideas

- Lead scale-up and transfer of feasible technologies to manufacturing

- Manage cross-functional teams with project management methodologies and best practices - Interact with Development, Product Engineering and Manufacturing to determine product and process requirements

- Identify low cost manufacturing opportunities that maintain the specified quality level

- Assess and qualify contract manufacturing for capacity, specialized process capabilities and speed to market

- Automate manual processes and glass handling

- Collect requirements and VOC to develop scope of work, project plan, schedule, budget and resource plan

- Support design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis

- Estimate budget, capacity, utilization and consult for new product introductions

- Evaluate part designs and determine the most cost-effective equipment and process design relative to manufacturing efficiency, material utilization, process latitude, uptime and ease of maintenance

- Ensure that equipment, consumables and tooling meet targets for lifetime, cost and cycle time

- Support equipment design and development from concept, fabrication to final qualification

- Analyze equipment concept designs presented by suppliers before fabrication and provide feedback from experience to enhance function, safety, repeatability, economic operation, and ease of maintenance

- Develop, coach and mentor individual team members

- Communicate with colleagues and leadership up the chain of command

- Present ideas, plans, project status & opinions in writing and orally with visual aids

- Influence key decision-makers and stakeholders via suitable media or channels for success

- Drive for decision-making by facilitating the process with decision-makers, stakeholders and peers

- Work on design and analysis of first or next generation products, process, machines, fixture and machine components for robust design through design and material selection / analysis

- Facilitate the design of manufacturing process and equipment layout, fixtures, jigs, carts and manual assists (generic and customized solutions)

- Engineer and monitor production process and equipment for safety, quality, reliability, capacity, efficiency, flexibility, ergonomics, maintenance and ROIC

- Identify low-hanging fruits, prioritize opportunities, capture quick-wins and share remaining opportunities

- Leverage vendors to industrialize, fabricate, install and replicate prototypes, pilot or production equipment

- Plan, coordinate and execute site preparation, equipment move-in, installation, hook-up, power-on, check-out, testing and start-up by interfacing with suppliers, development, manufacturing, facility, technicians and trades professionals to get systems set-up and qualified for transfer to operations

- Document meetings, design reviews, site activities, progress, results, assignments, technical understanding, vendor assessment, equipment check-out, on-site installations, engineering changes, performance improvements, trial & experiment results, innovations and intellectual assets

- Share experience & lessons learned, cross-train, coach, guide, develop and support peers.

- Investigate prior art and document any potential intellectual asset developed" -

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