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Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Kent, WA, US, 98031

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57199


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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.

Hot Cell Services, located in Kent, WA is a division of Corning Incorporated, one of the world’s oldest and largest glass and building materials company. We are the leader in the radiation shielding protection industry and we have been manufacturing radiation shielding windows for over 40 years.


Position Summary:

While a part of a multi-billion-dollar corporation, we are a small (11 employees) operation in total control of our product. Given our very efficient size, we are seeking a multi-talented individual capable of performing within a hybrid position encompassing aspects of operations management, field service management, design engineering, manufacturing engineering and technical sales, all within one company. We are open to a entry level engineer as this position offering true cross training and hands-on experience in all of these functions and hence will keep the right candidate challenged at all times.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Operations Manager in all aspects of manufacturing support, make or buy decisions, purchasing requisitions, project scheduling and inventory control
  • Assist the Product Sales Engineer in various aspects of design engineering, manufacturing engineering and technical sales.
  • Assist the Field Service Manager in leading field service crews at customer sites.
  • Assist the Quality Assurance Manager in all administration of our QA Program, including internal and external auditing
  • Perform occasional inside sales duties, including customer calls, estimating and proposals, plus project coordination for awarded sales.
  • All other duties as assigned



  • BS in mechanical, manufacturing or civil engineering (Technical AA degree with related experience maybe considered).
  • AutoCAD training and some experience required
  • SolidWorks training and/or experience desired
  • Excellent computer skills, i.e. MS Office Suite
  • Some sales experience a plus
  • Experience in machinery manufacturing environment or similar field, including familiarity with welding processes, general maintenance, auto repair, etc. desired (some hands-on shop or field work will be required)
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Valid Driver’s License and a clean criminal background check will be required (up to 25% travel may be required, including international travel)
  • Salary DOE, this is a full time position, minimum of 40 hours per week expected

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: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue