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Plasma Process Engineer

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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043 Durham, NC, US, 27712 Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49806


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 responsible for leading Corning Life Sciences’ understanding and effective use of plasma and other coating and surface treatment processes across the division. This role will directly support development, engineering, and manufacturing projects to ensure the appropriate technology is chosen and implemented. Key collaboration partners will be with Development and Manufacturing teams. We look for you to support and help define the surfaces and coatings core competency across the Life Science division.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical expertise and strategic direction for plasma, deposition, and manufacturing technology.
  • Work collaboratively across project teams as assigned and assist in supporting division level process as well as critical initiatives, which may include commercial product support, continuous improvement activities, innovation projects, or other activities related to plasma processes, coatings, and surface treatment.
  • Identify, propose, and communicate new opportunities for plasma processes, coatings, and surface treatment.
  • Support of internal plasma equipment, processes, and technology as well as collaborate with outside vendors on both existing and new equipment and processes.
  • Lead small process development or improvement projects
  • Collaborate with manufacturing facilities as needed.
  • Maintains a high standard of safety performance and conducts all job duties in a safe manner.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% domestic, potential for international in the future.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemical, material science, physics, physical science or related degree program.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 4+ years’ experience with plasma processes and coatings or surface treatment.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment


Required Skills:

  • Experience with processes such as PECVD, plasma-assisted coatings, or atmospheric plasmas
  • Broad knowledge of plasma process and fundamentals.
  • Broad knowledge of vacuum pumps and leak detection techniques.
  • Prior experience with implementation of technologies into manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve sophisticated experimental challenges independently and creatively.
  • Ability to lead small project teams.
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.
  • Strong experimental practices; can understand fundamentals and recognize deviations and implement routine solutions.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Prefer Master’s degree or PhD preferred
  • Semiconductor processing
  • CVD or PVD experience
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, or other problem solving/efficiency tools. Experience within the Life Sciences or medical device industries.
  • Experience with strategic technology development and utilization.


 Soft Skills:

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, including accurate recording of experiments, creating detailed documents, and reporting out or presentation within team.
  • Results oriented and high level of commitment.
  • Willing to take initiative; demonstrate leadership.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
  • Ability to acquire and retain new information.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Display outstanding personal behavior, act with integrity and authenticity.
  • Respect all levels of the organization.



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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