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Sr Process Engineer

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Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56490


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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.



Scope of Position:

Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. Makes decisions independently based upon sound engineering and scientific methods. Actively participates within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues. Enhance manufacturing capabilities through the implementation of new ideas and methods. Independently executes projects to fulfill department goals and objectives.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Provide day-to-day problem solving support to production operations

• Support the transfer of new cabling technology, materials, or processes from development to production. Provide processing support during product development, develop plans as to how the equipment/processes will be employed into production and ensure that the new technology is repeatable in a production environment prior to transfer. Ensure all production and maintenance documentation is completed such as MI's, SOP's, PM's, and calibration.

• Analyze data to understand process capability and monitor process trends to drive continued manufacturing excellence

• Interface with operators, team leaders and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, or safety improvements into manufacturing.

• Identify process improvement and cost reduction projects based on analysis of process data. The individual is expected to utilize the scientific method to develop, test, and prove hypotheses.

• Prepare cost justifications and capital requests for any new equipment purchases that may be required to achieve project goals.


Travel Requirements:

Less than 10%


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

8am - 5pm, support off shift as needed


Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering or other technical field Required Years and Area of Desired: 5+ years experience in manufacturing environment preferred


Required Skills:

• Creative/innovative problem solving

• Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills

• Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions

• Results oriented and high commitment

• The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly


Desired Skills:

• Mechanical Design Experience (Components, Tooling, Guarding, etc.) highly desired

• Project Management including Cost Estimation, Project Planning, and Execution

• Experience with Statistical packages such as Minitab

• Skill with Structured Problem Solving such as DMAIC or PDCA

• Six Sigma Greenbelt or equivalent experience

• Project Management including Cost Estimation, Project Planning, and Execution

• Knowledge of plastic extrusion technologies, Cabling processes and equipment, and/or UV Curable technologies is useful, but not expected


Soft Skills:

• Can establish a broad network across the engineering and technology organizations

• Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills

• Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open

• Planning and organization

• Effective in managing multiple priorities

• Can give and receive coaching to/from peers and Technicians



Nearest Major Market: Hickory