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Manufacturing Engineering Tech - Keene, NH

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45971


Corning, Inc. is a premier U.S. supplier of advanced optical solutions and components for the aerospace and defense industry!


Corning Advanced Optics is a global leader in providing cutting-edge material and optical solutions that serve a variety of commercial sectors. We have a long history in producing Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) systems and have one of the world’s largest diamond turning manufacturing operations located in Keene, New Hampshire.


Corning’s unmatched expertise in specialty glass and optical physics results in a diverse set of products. From design through manufacturing, Corning uses its experience in single point diamond turning, precision machining, and thin film coating technology to produce integrated advanced multi and hyperspectral sensor systems and opto-mechanical assemblies. The intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) market segment is a primary area of focus.


Scope of Position:

  • Supporting early stage manufacturing (both process and equipment) to meet customer make-to-print orders involving high precision electro-optical assemblies and components.
  • Creation of routers defining the manufacturing process for precision housings, lenses, mirrors and/or assemblies.
  • Interpreting customer quality requirements and capturing necessary data during the manufacturing process through instruction within the router, the creation of data sheets and FAI documents
  • Supporting or leading continuous improvement activities, new product or process introductions and cost reduction projects using lean six sigma practices
  • Working with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide problem solving support to production operations
  • Use meticulous processes and technical knowledge to build detailed technical understanding for key process steps and document through the creation of SOPs, Job Aids, and Assembly Instructions.
  • Assure safety of operators and equipment and follow safety and environmental regulations
  • Function as a team member and/or team leader on focused projects
  • Trouble shoot material, process and equipment issues, identify root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Implement and document material, process and/or equipment changes
  • Use statistical tools and Designed Experiments (DOE) in process problem solving and process improvement
  • Assure quality and repeatability of processes and products
  • Support new product introductions through equipment upgrades, process validation, documentation and training


Hours of work:

  • 40 hrs. M-F, business hours; Flexible hours may be required to support off-hours experimentation/operations on weekends and evenings


Education & Experience:

  • We require a minimum of an AS in Engineering (Materials, Mechanical, Industrial or equivalent)
  • We are seeking 1-3 years of manufacturing experience
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills
  • Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Able to communicate and present results to both internal and external customers
  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodology


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of reflective and refractive optics
  • Multi-axis machine tool knowledge and programming skills
  • Knowledge of Diamond Turning and Polishing
  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained
  • Process development
  • AutoCAD and tool design experience


Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Personal initiative, commitment and desire to learn
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within multi-functional groups; team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible, and good work ethic


Required to sign a covenant not to compete.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!


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 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: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene