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Process Engineer # 34274

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Oneonta, NY, US, 13820

Company: Corning

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 apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. We look for you to make decisions independently based upon sound engineering and scientific methods. You will actively participate within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues and enhance manufacturing capabilities through the implementation of new ideas and methods. You will independently execute projects to fulfill department goals and objectives.


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.
  • Collaborate 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.


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 partners.
  • Seeks out peers/shop personnel to gain high level of process understanding, listens to their concerns and seeks resolution rapidly within the functional area.


Hours of work/work schedule:

  • 40+ hours, Monday – Friday. Typically, 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Support for production days as required. Occasional off-hour troubleshooting and experiment support needed.


Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic Travel (<5%).


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Plastics Engineering preferred).
  • Minimum 3+ years process or project engineering experience.


Required Skills:

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • Familiarity with process data management applications/systems.
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.
  • Ability to take routine data retrieval and analysis and develop a standard methodology.
  • Strongly results oriented.
  • Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers.
  • Strong working knowledge of statistical software packages.
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma/Lean (DMAIC) methodology.


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of plastic molding technologies.
  • Experience with CAD drafting; Solidworks.


Soft Skills:

  • Can establish a broad network across the engineering and technology organizations.
  • Good verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open.
  • Rigorous problem solving.
  • Results-oriented and high commitment.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Effective in handling multiple priorities.


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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Oneonta