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Equipment Design Engineer-Mechanical

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Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position: Member of cross-functional engineering team that provides R&D labs and/or pilot operations with equipment support from concept generation and development, detail design / build, system integration through debug and start-up.  Provides customer focused engineering service to the technical community within Corning’s Science & Technology Division.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

 

  • Senior engineer assigned to project teams that are responsible for delivering cost effective machine systems and services to Corning’s R&D facilities.
  • Work with and provide leadership to project team members to solve difficult mechanical engineering and equipment related problems, resolve project related issues, and develop basic understanding of process and equipment design requirements.
  • Develop proof of concept and prototype testing to validate design concepts.
  • Define and document machine design specifications, develop mechanical design concepts, design and follow construction of equipment, and make appropriate engineering recommendations.
  • Leverage use of external machine builders, system integrators, and suppliers to specify and successfully deliver assigned areas of responsibility to overall project team on-time, on-budget, and satisfy process performance measures.
  • Coordinate and lead multi-discipline project activities, estimate time required to accomplish tasks, monitor performance against project schedules, and track expenditures against allocated funds.
  • Define and develop equipment/facilities interface requirements and designs to ensure adequate services are available.
  • Coordinate and direct all engineering and trades activities during installation of machine systems and services.
  • Actively participate in system integration, debug, and start-up.
  • Report on project activities, status, and issues on a periodic basis to project & department leadership.
  • Individual must be able to execute project assignments and work within Corning processes and standards with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

 

Travel Requirements:  Minimal Travel, primarily for vendor evaluation, vendor interface, training, etc.

 

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:  8-5, M-F.  Schedule may be dependent on project needs at any given time.

 

Education and Experience: BSME with 15 years of comparable experience 

                                                                                                

                                               

 

Required Skills:

 

  • High level of technical curiosity that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges incumbent in the position.  Interest and ability to learn, develop, and advance technical skills in mechanical design, process equipment development, high purity process gas delivery, mechanical services, and system integration.
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical design practices, equipment fabrication and assembly, and mechanical systems troubleshooting.
  • Ability to use experimentation to develop basic process knowledge, design prototype test systems, and perform proof of principle testing to validate design approach.
  • Experience in the following areas: electro-mechanical drive systems, fluid power, pneumatics, material handling, alignment, part sensing, high purity piping, gas and liquid delivery, and safety standards.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks and ability to apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and contribute to 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.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, customer focused, with a high commitment level.

 

Soft Skills:

 

  • Good communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Desire to learn and try new things.

 

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.

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.


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