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Process Engineer

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Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Manassas, VA, US, 20109

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45825


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 work with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems. You will support and lead continuous improvement activities, new product or process introductions and cost reduction projects. Support drive to fundamental process understanding and lowest cost producer objectives. Support the development and execution of plans to evaluate new technology or improvements in existing technology resulting in a superior product in terms of quality and/or cost. We look for you to understand Corning's Intellectual property management processes and follow that process in documenting any intellectual property developed as part of a project.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day problem-solving support to production, development and research operations.
  • Trains operators and trades personnel on new equipment and processes.
  • Uses rigorous processes and technical knowledge to build detailed technical understanding for key process steps.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Trouble shoots material, process and equipment issues, identifies root cause and implements corrective action.
  • Implements and documents material, process and/or equipment changes.
  • Uses simple statistical tools and Designed Experiments (DOE) in process problem solving and process improvement; Uses more sophisticated statistical tools and DOE techniques in problem solving and process/product improvement.
  • Assure quality and repeatability of processes and products.
  • Supports new product introductions through equipment installation, process certification, documentation and training.
  • Assures safety of operators and equipment and Complies with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Develops SME knowledge of material, process and/or equipment in focused areas of manufacturing or engineering.
  • Executes cost reduction and improvement (DMAIC) projects in line with business objectives.


Performance Metrics:

    • Capability & Capacity (product, process and equipment)
    • Learning Curve Selects, Rates, Equipment Uptime
    • Cost Reduction Impact ($’s)
    • Project Delivery Metrics (Stated objectives realized, on budget - capital and expense, on time)
    • New product introductions
    • Intellectual Property management
    • Technology roadmap
    • Customer Satisfaction (Quality, Delivery, Product Performance)


Travel Requirements:

  • Negligible


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  •  Minimum of 2+ years relevant engineering work experience.


Required Skills:

  • Track record of delivering results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a technical field.
  • Project leadership experience.
  • Lean fundamentals.
  • Strong computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office applications.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Green belt certification.
  • Experience with project implementation.
  • Shift supervisory experience.
  • CAD or Solidworks exposure.
  • Validation experience.
  • Knowledge of aseptic processes.
  • Clean room experience.
  • Sterile processing and high purified water exposure.


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work on a diverse engineering team.
  • Ability to effectively deal with high levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter who is able to meet expectations for their objectives and timelines with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making processes and skills and tenacious troubleshooting skills with technical curiosity.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, customer focused, with a high commitment level.


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.

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