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Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Hickory, NC, US, 28601

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50261


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.


Scope of Position:

The individual will work with Engineering in the development of measurement system software and technology related to the testing of optical fiber cable and connector assemblies for the telecommunications industry.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross functional teams in the specification, development, and implementation of software and hardware systems used for measurement system control and data collection within manufacturing.
  • Generate technical documentation and drawings.
  • Working with cross functional teams on process improvements.
  • Identify potential issues within existing systems.
  • Project management responsibilities including project scoping, budgeting, timeline generation, and presentations.


Travel Requirements: Some travel may be required


Location: Hickory, NC or Keller, TX


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hrs, typical 8am-5pm with potential some flex time for experimentation


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum: Completed Sophomore year of an Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, or Computer Science program with a 3.00 or above GPA.


Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Technical Curiosity


Desired Skills:

  • Ability to program using .Net, LabView, or C#
  • Knowledge of optical fibers
  • Knowledge of measurements associated with optical fibers
  • Knowledge of basic statistics


Soft Skills:

  • Works well with others
  • Communication skills
  • Strong work ethic


This role 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, 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