Equipment Engineer Mechanical Design

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Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61539


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share. We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives. Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Scope of Position:

Responsible for the mechanical design, build and commissioning of complex process automation equipment. Serve on small cross functional teams during the development of automated machine solutions. Deliver equipment into global manufacturing locations.



• BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

• 2-5 years of combined engineering or manufacturing experience

• 0-3 years of equipment design experience

• Competence in Solidworks design tool or similar

• Ability to gather design requirements and perform mechanical design of automation equipment

• Familiarity with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as it applies to mechanical design

• Ability to travel approximately 15% domestic and occasional international


Desired Skills:

• Experience with contract automation or integration firms

• Experience delivering new products or new processes into multiple manufacturing sites Problem solving and troubleshooting skills through disciplined use of Root Cause Analysis, FMEA and DOE tools


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Be an advocate and role model for safety across all interactions within Corning. Ensure all work is performed in a safe manner and environment. Responsible for own safety, as well as that of others that may be at the facility, whether working or visiting.

• Define new automation designs that enable lowest cost manufacturing strategies for Corning optical communications

• Document and apply fundamental understanding as a critical precursor for robust automation process equipment design


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is $71,787.00 - $98,708.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 
•    Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
•    Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
•    Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
•    Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
•    Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Hickory