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Mechanical Engineer - Equipment

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Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46768


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


The successful candidate will provide mechanical engineering technical support to the Green End process across all CET manufacturing locations. The position is part of a cross functional engineering team supporting both forming (extrusion), wet handling, and cutting processes. Focus will be on mechanical design of processing equipment, providing mechanical engineering technical support, and machine design for the development and implementation of projects to improve process capability and capacity.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide mechanical engineering design and mechanical engineering technical support for equipment/process improvement projects, or new capital equipment projects for new or existing manufacturing processes. This would also include new equipment or tools for process development for new products, and root cause understanding for production issues
  • Potential to lead small to medium design and build projects or build to print, such as stand-alone equipment and devices or small systems containing multiple pieces of integrated equipment.
  • Use the scientific method to drive for fundamental understanding through engineering best practices, equipment design and engineering modeling.
  • Work in a cross-functional environment: link between development, quality, commercial, and manufacturing to deliver the best possible solution
  • Use of rigorous tools to deliver results including problem analysis, potential problem analysis, risk assessment, DMAIC methodology and innovation
  • Use engineering principles and data to solve problems, including production issues
  • Support individual or multiple plants within CET
  • Ensure best practices are communicated, evaluated, and implemented
  • Integrate problem solutions into production and validate results. Provide second level production support.
  • Translate work, solutions, and directions into presentations to leadership that can be understood and are actionable


Projects Involved with:

  • New capital equipment projects
  • Process improvement projects for existing products
  • Process development for new products or processes
  • Root cause understanding for production issues


Role within Group:

  • Technical project leadership in the Green End across all CET facilities
  • Mechanical engineering support of the Green End across all CET facilities
  • Subject matter expert in the Green End
  • Technical liaison between Development, Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Promote and develop technical growth and responsibility among department technicians


Travel Requirements: 25-75%, some international travel is possible due to project needs


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Design or Drafting, or related field
  • 4+ years’ experience in engineering


Required Skills:

  • Sound mechanical engineering & design background
  • Knowledge of 2D & 3D CAD software, such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Knowledge and understanding of ANSI and Geometric Tolerancing standards
  • Knowledge of engineering modeling software, such as Cosmos
  • Ability to lead smaller design projects of varying complexity
  • Leadership and interface of external vendors and technical resources for equipment specification, equipment development, and solutions implementation.
  • Use of scientific method to solve challenging problems


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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