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Technology Transfer Manager

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Date: May 4, 2022

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50472


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.


Scope of Position: Transition and deliver products and processes from mid-stage development to early stage manufacturing and market launch using a rigorous and collaborative definition and data driven approach


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Build and manage a group of diverse Development technical experts to introduce new products and processes into early/bridge/pilot Manufacturing

• Create and assign roles and responsibilities

• Incrementally increase integration and responsibility of Manufacturing personnel throughout a new product/process project following Corning’s Innovation process

• Collaborate with Plant personnel (Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Quality, Scheduling, EHS, etc.) to plan and staff early/bridge/pilot Manufacturing

• Jointly set standards for product quality and process capability with Development, Plant personnel, and Business Operations

• Jointly monitor product and process performance post launch, address short term issues and make recommendations for longer term Manufacturing scale up

• Stay abreast of Business, Capacity, Manufacturing, and Technology strategies to steer projects • Create capital and expense budgets and monitor spend

• Ensure complete documentation of requirements, design intent, experimental plans and results, scope changes, and decisions


Travel Requirements:

20% or less Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F, typically 8am – 5pm, flexible hours may be required to support occasional off-hours experimentation/operations during evenings or weekends



BS in a technical discipline required, MS preferred Experience: 5 years minimum in an R&D or Manufacturing role scaling and/or transferring new products/processes. Prior management/supervision of technical resources


Required Skills:

• Working knowledge of Manufacturing Innovation Effectiveness principles and practices

• Working knowledge of product/process definition tools such as House of Quality, PQA, Traceability Matrix, or similar

• Ability to network across locations and with Corporate product/process SMEs to enable training and application of best practices

• Ability to scale and transfer the design and development of new products and associated processes from mid stage development to initial launch

• Use of scientific methods and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and executed experiments

• Effectively use relevant measured and/or modeled data to drive decisions and actions. Analyze process data using statistical tools (e.g. pareto, regression, time charting, analysis of variance, gauge R&R, etc.).

• Employ structured problem solving methods such as Systematic Innovation, Kepner Tregoe (KT), Designed Experimentation, or Six Sigma.

• Ability to ensure manufacturing requirements are properly developed and documented in collaboration with appropriate manufacturing, production, quality, and engineering personnel

• Make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc.

• Develop standard acceptance criteria for new processes including safety, capability, IQ/OQ/PQ • Implement Process Control and Process Discipline systems into early manufacturing operations

• Troubleshoot equipment and processes

• Effective management of technical personnel, including time allocation, prioritization, performance, and development

• Values safety and leads by example


Desired Skills:

• Practitioner of Corning tools such as PQA, MIE, SI

• Working knowledge of Corning’s Manufacturing Scalability Playbook


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