Process Engineer

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63664


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.  Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of light
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 

Scope of Position:

Apply knowledge of engineering standards and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. Makes decisions based upon sound engineering and scientific methods. Actively participates within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues. Enhance manufacturing capabilities through the implementation of new ideas and methods. Executes projects to fulfill department goals and objectives.


Day to Day Tasks:

  • Provide day-to-day problem-solving guidance for production operations
  • Study data to comprehend process capability and monitor process trends to drive continued manufacturing excellence
  • Identify process improvement and cost reduction projects based on exploration of process data. The person is expected to utilize the scientific method to develop, test, and prove hypotheses.
  • Prepare cost justifications and capital requests for any new equipment purchases that may be needed to achieve project goals.
  • Interface with operators, team directors, and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, or safety improvements into manufacturing
  • Oversee all aspects of bringing new equipment into production, including preparation of financial justification, designing, specifying, purchasing, as well as tracking all spending related to the project
  • Develop maintenance and operator training documentation, conducting equipment qualification and initial training of production personnel, and making provisions for repair parts stocking levels
  • Formally document all aspects of the project
  • Sponsor the transfer of new cabling technology, materials, or processes from development to production
  • Provide processing guidance during product development, develop plans as to how the equipment/processes will be employed into production and ensure that the new technology is repeatable in a production environment prior to transfer
  • Ensure all production and maintenance documentation is completed such as MI's, SOP's, PM's, and calibration.



  • Less than 10%


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • 8am - 5pm, off shift as needed


Education & Skills:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical or Materials preferred)
  • 2-5 years experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills
  • Able to partner across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Results oriented and high dedication
  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Statistical packages such as Minitab
  • Skill with Structured Problem Solving such as DMAIC or PDCA
  • Knowledge of plastic extrusion technologies, Cabling processes and equipment, and/or UV Curable technologies
  • Six Sigma Green belt or equivalent
  • Project Management including Cost Estimation, Project Planning, and Execution
  • Experience programming PLCs in a manufacturing environment


Soft Skills:

  • Can establish a broad network across the engineering and technology organization
  • Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Social skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • Planning and organization
  • Effective in managing multiple priorities
  • Can give and receive coaching to/from peers and Technicians


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $79,997.00   -  $109,996.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


Corning Puts YOU First!

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning.

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions.
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.   
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.  
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Hickory

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