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Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44982


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.

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.


  • Interface with Plant and Division Engineering, project teams, New Product Development teams, Manufacturing and Quality organizations
  • Focus on Cable capability, assurance of measurement capability (MSA), Ppk and product capability
  • Develop, implement and maintain division Quality management systems: documentation control, corrective action, and change management systems
  • Support Division Quality projects
  • Support internal and external quality audit management (TL9000)
  • Support QMS development and implementation
  • Develop and track division quality metrics
  • Generate reports and provide response to customer complaint reports
  • Conduct product, process and systems audits


Required Skills: 

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • 2-3 yrs minimum experience in manufacturing, quality or process engineering.
  • Good data collection and analysis skills; basic understanding of statistics and control charts
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively.
  • Strong facilitator, able to reach consensus within multi-functional groups.
  • Independent worker can complete a task with minimal supervision.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Sounds decision making skills
  • Experience with MS-office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Familiarity with Quality Systems, audits, TL and ISO Certifications or other types of Quality certifications
  • Ability to drive projects to closure


Desired Skills: 

  • Knowledge of Optical Cable manufacturing process and product attributes
  • Knowledge or experience in MSA techiques
  • Experience with various statistical packages like SAS and Minitab
  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt or DMAIC project experience.
  • Understanding Quality Arch (input and output linkages / interactions)
  • Sound judgment – able to be the conscience of the business


Soft Skills: 

  • Ability to work within a team environment (strong team player)
  • Proven self-starter – able to effectively manage high levels of uncertainty and change
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Quick learner
  • Customer focused
  • Organized, can multi-task


Work Location: Western NC area: Hickory, Winston-Salem, Concord; can sit at any of these sites.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hrs


Travel Requirements: ~10%-25% // Majority of travel will be between OFC manufacturing sites.


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, or 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.

Nearest Major Market: Hickory