Process Engineer II

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Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62496


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. 

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:  Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects.  Makes decisions independently 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.  Independently executes projects to fulfill department goals and objectives.


Project Responsibilities: 

  • Leads, co-leads and supports attribute improvement projects, cost reduction projects or equipment upgrades
  • Act as new equipment process/equipment receiver, clearly defining equipment acceptance criteria and communicating associated timelines
  • Act with urgency to close out assigned projects by deadlines
  • Consistently and effectively communicates issues and concerns to stakeholders
  • Seeks out peers/shop personnel to gain high level of process understanding, listens to their concerns and seeks resolution rapidly within the functional area


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day problem-solving support to production and operations group
  • Identify process improvement and cost reduction projects based on rigorous analysis of process data
  • The engineer 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 required to achieve project goals
  • Interface with operators, team leaders 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
  • Provide processing support 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

Hours of work/work schedule:

  • 40+ hours Monday – Friday; typically 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Support for production days as required
  • Occasional off-hour troubleshooting


Travel Requirements:  Domestic Travel (<5%)


Required Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Mechanical or Plastics Engineering preferred)
  • 3 - 5 years related experience


Required Skills: 

  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly
  • Familiarity with IT architecture and systems to access necessary process data
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Ability to take routine data retrieval and analysis and develop a standard methodology
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical software packages
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodology


Desired Skills: 

  • Knowledge of plastic molding technologies
  • Experience programming PLCs in a manufacturing environment


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.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • 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 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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta

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