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Safety Engineer

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Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Newton, NC, US, 28658

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54619


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.


Position Description: The Safety Engineer will report to the Safety Manager and is responsible for evaluating, designing, implementing, and maintaining workplace environmental, safety, and health programs that are consistent with applicable requirements (regulations, ISO 14001, corporate Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) standards, internal management system standards, and industry best management practices).


Job Description:

  • Analyzes, develops, and implements action plans, processes, and procedures to control EH&S risks and for achieving compliance to regulatory standards, Corning safety and environmental policies, ISO 14001, and improvement initiatives.
  • Sets up processes to conduct suitable and sufficient assessments that proactively identify hazards and reduce risk including but not limited to hazard identification & risk assessments, pre-startup safety review, job safety analysis, PPE, machine guarding, and hazardous energy.
  • Analyze work tasks and environments using industry and Corning accepted ergonomic assessment methods/tools and drive improvements that reduce risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Evaluates, develops, and conducts training in all aspects of EH&S to ensure compliance with legal and Corning requirements and in a manner that positively engages employee behaviors.
  • Works collaboratively to investigate incidents & implement actions that reduce the risk of re-occurrence.
  • Coaches all levels of personnel on critical skills, behaviors and techniques that that builds and sustains a safety culture consistent with Corning’s values.
  • Conducts or manages third party industrial hygiene evaluations sufficient to identify hazards, risks, and trends.
  • Performs trending analysis to improve EH&S performance by gathering data, developing reports, identifying gaps, evaluating risk and implementing improvements.
  • Organizes, evaluates, and participates in internal audits and inspections.
  • Ensure the Emergency Response Plan remains current with regulatory requirements and site needs. Responds to emergency events within the plant to mitigate/control the effects and begin to restore the situation to normal operations.


Required Education/Work Experience: BS in Environmental Heath & Safety or similar occupational field.



Required Skills: Risk Assessment, Incident Management, Project Management, Must be able to analyze data.



Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge in ISO 14001 & 45001
  • Masters in EH&S or related field.



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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