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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49007

 

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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

 

Scope of Position:

Project leader of a cross-functional project team through concept generation and development, detail design / build, system integration and production start-up in manufacturing. The project focus will be implementation of robust, cost effective automation/ improved solutions and process machine systems in Corning’s manufacturing plants.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Assigned to engineering project teams that are responsible to deliver robust, cost effective process machine and automation systems to Corning’s manufacturing plants and processes.
  • Work with project team members to solve difficult mechanical engineering and process equipment related problems, resolve project related issues, and develop fundamental understanding of process and equipment design requirements.
  • Defines and documents machine design specifications, errors budgets, develops mechanical design concepts, designs and follows construction of prototype and production process equipment, conducts proof of concept tests, collects and evaluates data, and makes appropriate engineering recommendations.
  • Interface with external machine builders, system integrators, and suppliers to specify and successfully deliver fully integrated process machine systems to their internal Customers on-time, on-budget, and in satisfaction of process performance measures.
  • Prepares or directs the generation of construction drawings, installation drawings, and ensures that final drawing packages reflect as-built conditions and satisfies Corning drawing standards.
  • Actively participates in system integration /debug, installation, production start-up, and training of plant personnel.
  • Report on project activities on a pre-determined basis. Ensure results meet the customer’s requirements and standards.
  • Maintain records and track expenditures against allocated funds. Estimate time required to accomplish tasks and monitor performance against schedules.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments, in a team based environment, with minimal supervision.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • B.S. / M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 plus years’ experience in mechanical engineering design and development of production process machinery, dynamic mechanisms, and / or automated systems.

 

Required Skills:

  • High level of technical curiosity that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges incumbent in the position.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of mechanical design practices, flexible automation, robotics, material handling, and system integration including development of process machine /system design specifications, error budgets, and proof of principle testing.
  • 5 – 15 years’ experience developing and delivering fully integrated machine /automation systems to manufacturing requiring the integration of commercially available technologies into robust process manufacturing solutions.
  • Familiar with state of the art technologies in the following areas: electro-mechanical drive systems, fluid power, pneumatics, robotics, material handling, alignment, part sensing, and safety standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively leverage and manage external machine builders and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of later stages of machine system implementation.
  • Demonstrated skills in 2-D and 3-D CAD, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and knowledge of ANSI Y14.5-1994 drafting standard.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and participate on a highly matrixed project team.
  • Self-starter who is able to satisfy their objectives and timelines with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Sound problem solving and decision-making processes and skills.
  • Results oriented with a high commitment level

 

Desired Skills:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Knowledge of glass and ceramic manufacturing
  • Experienced with Solidworks and Autocad design software
  • Experience with use of standard computer modeling and analysis software packages used in design of mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of precision engineering principles
  • Prior experience moving a new product / manufacturing process from development into manufacturing

 

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work on a diverse project team
  • Ability to effectively deal with high levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change
  • Strong communication skills

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 30%, depending upon specific project assignment.
  • Domestic and International travel may be required during installation, debug, and start-up as well as for routine interaction with Customers and Suppliers.

 

This position does not support immigration.

 

 

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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