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Molding Process Engineer

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Keller, TX, US

Company: Corning

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 Molding Process Engineer is a meaningful role where a self-starter will provide technical support for state of the art injection molding process development and improvement across the division. You will spearhead equipment-based technology introductions and transfers and have a strong work ethic to drive equipment standards development and implementation plans. You will lead or support the implementation of strategic electronic manufacturing support systems and drive standardization of best molding process-related practices for injection molding operations.


Major Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build and document Molding process recipes for a broad range of product types and material types, including many high temp engineering grade resins
  • Provide process optimization and control on new and released product, focusing on top divisional improvement projects.
  • Support or lead introduction and transfer projects.
  • Build and define equipment requirements and standards across sites and develop plans for implementation to standard, including leading and executing equipment life cycle management plans.
  • You will work closely with Mold Development to ensure tooling solutions meet asset life requirements, meet or exceed cycle time targets, and minimize material usage.
  • Ensure process capability is documented and maintained for long term production performance.
  • Strive to build and provide periodic training courses for Product Engineering and Process Manufacturing Engineering on resins, machine processing, and mold development.
  • Strive to provide DFM part analysis for new product introduction as it relates to equipment capabilities and material selection.
  • Projects involved with:
  • Performance Excellence Projects, New Technology and Product Introductions or Transfers, Top divisional capacity, cost or capability improvement projects
  • Research support for new technologies
  • Flexible to address urgent process-related issues impacting product quality, cost, or delivery
  • Fundamental understanding (MEE) Projects
  • Manufacturing systems improvement and standardization


Good, we still have your attention! Now here are two (2) of the most complex decisions indicative of this function and its impact to the function, department and/or corporation:

  1. The ability to analyze multiple variables in a molding process to resolve is causing a particular defect, then developing and performing the correct tests to confirm the root cause prior to implementing process or mold changes.
  2. Determine manufacturability of plastic component concepts from Product Development Engineering (PDE) prior to acceptance for tooling. Provide rigorous DFM mentorship to PDE for part function, ease of tooling, lowest cost solution, ease of manufacturability, and tool longevity.


Skills, Knowledge, and Education Expectations

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, or equivalent 4 yr. Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline is strongly preferred
  • Related Associates degrees or plastics processing certifications or programs may be considered with at least 10+ years of hands on plastics processing experience
  • Experience Requirements
  • 5+ years deep knowledge of injection mold tooling and comprehensive understanding of engineering resins
  • 3+ years of plastic product and assembly design


Required Skills

  • Fundamental knowledge of injection mold tooling
  • Deep understanding of injection mold processing parameters and applications (cause and effect)
  • Ability to fix problems with advanced problem-solving tools; strong analytical skills
  • Strong project management capability
  • Effective verbal and written interpersonal skills; Positive
  • Ability to lead or participate in multi-functional teams
  • Ability to travel (domestic and international, ~ 25%)
  • Ability to utilize all MS Office applications
  • Desired Skills
  • Master Molder Certification or equivalent
  • Thorough knowledge of secondary assembly and decorating processes
  • Knowledge of tool steels and metallurgical properties
  • 3D CAD software
  • Mold flow technology
  • Mold set-up and processing proficiency
  • Familiarity with automation processes
  • Ability to operate machine tools


We are sorry, this position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth