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Measurements Manager

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Date: Dec 31, 2020

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043 Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42937


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will be managing the CLS Division Engineering Measurements group, developing direct reports, managing the group’s technology roadmap and portfolio, drive fundamental understanding and standardization across the division, support collaboration across Corning and being a staff member of the Global Automation and Equipment Engineering group. We look for you to establish, prioritize, and execute project portfolio that delivers new technology and process capabilities in the areas of measurements for manufacturing,  product quality, automation and equipment engineering to meet business objectives for division-wide, multi-plant manufacturing projects, or key new product initiatives.


You will develop critical mass of capable practitioners and deploy in-depth technical talent that solve problems by creating and institutionalizing advanced fundamental understanding in core technology areas at world class levels. Maintain and advance core capabilities at world class levels. Direct the organization to deliver robust, cost effective technical l solutions in support of achieving lowest possible competitive costs, advantaged and innovative products, superior quality and service. Develop a strong internal network across all division’s manufacturing, quality and engineering organizations, Research and Development, Manufacturing Technology and Engineering (MTE), other Corning business units and key external affiliates to support the delivery of engineering and innovative solutions in measurements. Lead the development and implementation of the division measurements strategy and technology roadmap. Champion Engineering Excellence tools (MEE, MIE, SI, PQA) and Engineering Validation Compliance (cGMP).   Ensure Corning's Intellectual Property management process is followed, and any intellectual property developed as part of a project is properly documented. Consult and advise on projects and provide coaching / mentoring to others in the division.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  •  Establish a culture that values engineering capability, technical depth, and deployment of scientific method.
  • Set expectations for the team to develop Fundamental Understanding and Deep Process Knowledge.
  • Coach teams to apply and institutionalize these learning’s into Manufacturing and Engineering systems to ensure sustainability.
  • Define and implement engineering capability ownership plans and strategies that support the division business and engineering objectives.
  • Excel at managing formal and informal people development processes.
  • Manage the growth and career development of direct reports and self through the effective use of coaching, business objectives, Career Review’s, 1:1 meetings and training.
  • Establish coaching relationships outside of immediate team for personal development.
  • Objectively assess business, product, and process needs.
  • Establish strategies and portfolios in the areas of measurements for manufacturing, product quality, automation and equipment that delivers engineering, innovative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Interpret business needs and incorporate them into project team goals to form a well-articulated and executable project.
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert within the measurement engineering field and is sought out to provide guidance on risks, resources and opportunities regarding significant projects and technical issues, within CLS and throughout the Corning.
  • Work with internal SME’s to lead the development and implementation of the division measurements strategy and technology roadmap. This effort will also include maintaining an internal and external network for these different technologies, understand the “State of the Art” both in the academia and in industry and ensuring CLS is up to date.
  • Develop a strong internal network across all CLS manufacturing locations, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering (MTE)and other Corning business units.
  • Be an advocate and role model for safety.
  • Ensure that processes are being used rigorously: Innovation, Process Excellence, Project Management, Safety/Environmental, etc
  • Drive for Standardization and best practices.
  • Coach and mentor engineering personnel as appropriate to build and use skill sets to enhance the project team’s effectiveness.
  • Investigate prior art and document any Intellectual Property developed as part of the project activities, document project results through internal reporting means.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25%, including International travel.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday-Friday, standard business hours, 40+ hrs.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering required


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 10+years of engineering and leadership experience with demonstrated success leading multi-disciplined project teams and managing direct reports responsible for developing new products or first / next generation measurements, manufacturing processes, instrumentation, automation and machine systems and transfer them to manufacturing.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of supervisory /management experience.


Required Skills:

  • Experience in both early and late stage innovation projects.
  • Experience in technical collaboration with internal engineering groups (Research and Development, Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering (MTE)and other Corning business units to) and Manufacturing as well as external technology organizations and academia
  • Experience with multiple manufacturing processes and/or multiple functional groups.
  • Ability to consult and advise on projects.
  • Ability to coach and mentor others in the area of measurements for manufacturing, product quality, automation and equipment.
  • Progressive responsibilities in engineering and engineering leadership including multiple engineering departments, second level supervision experience and collaborating with other groups to achieve results. Experience in managing strategy, projects, capital, and the innovation process.
  • Track record of engineering accomplishment (e.g. experience leading teams and departments in delivering significant capital projects to manufacturing, meeting continuous improvement goals, making step change process improvements, managing innovation, and expanding technical capability with a focus on key project management skills).
  • Demonstrated track record of growing talent.
  • Experience in Financial Analysis & Management (Engineering).
  • Ability to translate Business Objectives into Technical and Project Objectives.
  • High level of technical knowledge and curiosity in the areas of measurements for manufacturing, product quality, automation and equipment engineering that will enable unique solutions to technical challenges.
  • High level of fundamental understanding of the processes and materials to enable the development of cost-effective measurement systems.
  • Knowledge of machine controls / programming methods, systems, production processes, data systems, and instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of various electro-mechanical devices such as: servo motors, sensing devices and conveyors.
  • Experience with industrial vision systems and scanning devices.
  • Understand how to integrate commercially available technologies and processes such as robotics, material addition and removal, dispensing, and automation equipment into robust process manufacturing solutions.
  • Able to effectively leverage external suppliers and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of early stage process equipment / system implementation.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving –Able to review facts and weigh options using a systematic approach to solve problems.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Knowledge of Life Sciences products and technologies.
  • Prior experience in a plant or division engineering group.
  • Performance Excellence training –green belt or higher certification.
  • Project Management training.
  • LEAN manufacturing training.


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic.
  • Display exemplary personal behavior.
  • Respect all levels of the organization.


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.

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