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Tool Room Engineering Lead

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Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49456


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 the Position:

In this role, you will direct and develop the tool room resources, provide tooling support to plant operations on both a day-to-day level and as part of continuous improvement. You will also be the liaison between the plant and division tooling engineering to ensure smooth transitions of new projects. Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead Tool Room employees
  • Track and plan tooling preventative maintenance
  • Ensure critical spare parts are available
  • Provide support for equipment, processes and new products.
  • Specify and order equipment in support of project work.
  • Identify key improvement opportunities within the department.
  • Maintain tool drawings and associated work instructions
  • Lead tool engineering projects • Develop experiment and validation plans,
  • Draw conclusions from data and make technical recommendations.
  • Provide verbal and written updates to supervisor and leadership.

Travel Requirements:

  • Limited, 10% domestic.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.

Desired Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Tooling, or similar degree program.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 2-5+ years tooling / engineering experience.
  • You will need relative engineering experience.
  • We will also consider co-op and internship experience.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of plastic molding technologies.
  • Experience within a manufacturing plant environment.
  • Familiarity with process data management applications/systems.
  • Ability to take routine data retrieval and analysis and develop a standard methodology.
  • Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers.
  • Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office Applications.

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Experience with CAD drafting; Solidworks.
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma/Lean (DMAIC) methodology.

Soft Skills:

  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.
  • Can establish a broad network across the engineering and technology organizations.
  • Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open.
  • Rigorous problem solving.
  • Results-oriented and high commitment.
  • Planning and organization.

Effective in handling multiple priorities.


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