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Sr. Molding Process Engineer

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Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47142


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:

As part of the Global Plastics Engineering Department, you will assist in development and drive implementation of the global injection molding strategy, specifically the Corning Life Sciences (CLS) Division Engineering SMART Molding strategy and associated technology roadmaps to support implementation of Industry4.0 and SMART Manufacturing across the division. We look for you to be the subject matter expert for Injection Molding within CLS. Maintain and advance the CLS injection molding core capability and fundamental understanding at a world class level. Deliver robust, cost effective technical solutions in support of achieving lowest possible competitive costs, advantaged and innovative products, superior quality  and service. Ensure Corning's Intellectual Property management process is followed, and any intellectual property developed as part of a project is properly documented.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Recognized as a subject matter expert in the complete Injection Molding field and is sought out to provide guidance on risks, resources and opportunities regarding significant projects and technical issues throughout the CLS.
  • Works with the other groups of the Global Plastics Engineering Department to develop and drive implementation of global core capabilities, strategies and technology roadmaps within plastics engineering.
  • Owner of the CLS SMART Molding Strategy, including developing and maintaining internal and external networks for all associated technologies to ensure complete understanding of “State of the Art” both in the academia and industry.
  • Drives implementation of new manufacturing technology.
  • Develops injection molding solutions for new product introductions, product expansions and manufacturing system modernization.
  • Provides support to automation and equipment teams and vendors during development of automation systems.
  • Specifies all required injection molding process equipment.
  • Manages the quotation, vendor selection, design and manufacturing processes of new equipment and tooling.
  • Ensure Corning's Intellectual Property management process is followed, and any intellectual property developed as part of a project is properly documented.
  • Ensure that processes are being used rigorously: Innovation, Process Excellence, Project Management, Safety/Environmental, etc.
  • Drive for Standardization and best practices.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% domestic and including International travel.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Monday – Friday, standard business hours; 40+ hours.


Required Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Plastics Engineering or equivalent degree program required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 7+ years’ experience with injection molding process development and debug using scientific injection molding principles.
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience implementing complete injection molding cells, and all required auxiliary equipment.


Required Skills:

  • Experience in both early and late stage innovation projects.
  • Experience with multiple plastics manufacturing processes and multi-functional groups.
  • Ability to consult and advise on projects.
  • Progressive responsibilities within engineering.
  • Track record of engineering accomplishments and transfer of manufacturing systems to production (e.g. participation on teams delivering capital projects to manufacturing, meeting continuous improvement goals, making step change process improvements, and expanding technical capability).  
  • Experience driving and implementing strategies.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Knowledge of Life Sciences products and technologies.
  • Prior experience in a plant or manufacturing facility.
  • Performance Excellence training –green belt or higher certification.
  • Project Management training.
  • Foster Innovation and Risk Taking.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to acquire and retain new information.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic.
  • Display exemplary personal behavior, act with integrity and authenticity.
  • 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, 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: Portland Maine