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Quality Engineer

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601 Newton, NC, US, 28658 Winston-Salem, NC, US, 31520 Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44531


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.


  • Direct the globalization of materials specification for cable operations. Replicate, implement and standardize best-in-class processes for cable operations.
  • Ensure quality issues resulting from material performance are address through improvement projects and material change. Product Quality Architecture should be updated as necessary.
  • Evaluate the impact of product, process and equipment changes on product attributes and quality architectures.
  • Drives early identification of vulnerabilities or quality issues, assigns ownership, and ensures implementation of actions to ensure improvement. 
  • Facilitate efforts in understanding processes capability and product quality architecture. 
  • Work with Product Engineering to ensure product and process qualification. 
  • Lead/assist in authoring plant’s material improvement qualification plans (globally).
  • Identify key initiatives for regional improvement and ascertain how support can be provided to assist regions in progressing toward achieving them.
  • Lead/assist in developing and executing material/process improvement and cost reduction projects to improve cable making efficiency and cost while ensuring retention of quality.
  • Leverage material specification knowledge to introduce alternate material technology to plant production.
  • Facilitate and leverage available resource skill-sets from around the world, including Technology, Quality, and Division Engineering groups.
  • Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals. 


Education: Bachelors Degree in Materials, Chemical or Ceramics Engineering


Engineering Experience: 3 to 5 years experience in process or quality engineering role within a manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • 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.
  • Ability to work in technical projects teams in leadership and subordinate role.
  • Experience with MS-office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Effective Project Management skills and demonstrated experience.
  • Structured problem-solving skills to drive to root cause analysis. (e.g., KT)
  • Familiarity with Quality Systems, audits, TL and ISO Certifications or other types of Quality certifications
  • Ability to drive projects to closure..


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with various statistical packages like SAS and Minitab
  • Six Sigma Black or Green Belt or DMAIC project experience


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 Deal Breakers
  • Independent worker can complete a task with minimal supervision.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Sound decision making skills


Work Location: This role can be based in either Hickory, NC / Newton, NC / Winston-Salem, NC Plants 


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hrs: additional hours/weekends when needed to support project work/ quality issue resolution


Travel Requirements: 25% +; will include domestic and some international travel.


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