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Optical Element Fabricator - Keene, NH

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Date: Apr 24, 2021

Location: Keene, NH, US, 03431

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45647

 

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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.

 

Scope of Position:

  • Process specialist supporting the ongoing technical needs of component production processes.
  • The focus of this role is to provide continuous improvement of existing manufacturing processes of precision opto-mechanical components, introduce new products into the production system and provide ongoing technical support to manufacturing personnel to ensure process reliability.
  • We are the first line of defense for all technical issues that arise during production. For more complicated issues, optical element fabricator are encouraged to collaborate with other specialists, both internal and external to Corning.
  • Optical Element Fabricators are expected to utilize formal tools to identify root causes of variation such as 6-Sigma and scientific methodologies.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day production support to answer technical questions and resolve process upsets.
  • Identify and lead continuous process improvements to reduce cost (Variation, cycle-time, complexity and scrap reduction)
  • Collaborate with product development to introduce new products into the production system.
  • Collaborate with quality team to respond to customer complaints and returns.
  • Work with the commercial team to quote new products.
  • Specify new manufacturing capabilities via development of new techniques, or specifying new equipment, tools, fixtures, test equipment.
  • Develop process flow charts, work instructions, process sheets, checklists, forms, and other required documentation.
  • Train manufacturing personnel on new processes.
  • Stay ahead with the latest manufacturing trends and seek out the appropriate SME's when needed.
  • Assess existing manufacturing capability gaps and recommend future development activities.
  • Protect intellectual property by documenting key competitive processes.

Required Education & Experience:

  • AS/BS Engineering or 10 + years hands on experience fabricating optics
  • 5+ years of demonstrated ability in a combination of the following: Diamond Turning, Generating, Centering & Polishing of Optical elements, Interferometric component metrology, Characterization of surface roughness and profilometry
  • Process capability measurement and analysis (Cpk)
  • Aptitude to learn technologies not familiar with
  • Strong communication - written, verbal, and presentations
  • Critical thinking to rapidly solve problems
  • Confidence in interaction with all levels of the organization (Production techs to Sr. Leadership)
  • Ability to function on a process engineering team of multi-disciplinary engineers

Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate less than 10% travel for this role. Typical travel includes training, networking opportunities, customer visits, and benchmarking activities as required.

Hours of work:

  • Typical first shift production hours, M-F, 8am-5pm. Extra and off hours may be required during times of heightened project activity in order to meet the work you're doing.

 

Required to sign a covenant not to compete.

 

Corning offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, pension, and family medical leave.

 

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, 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