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Statistician - Engineer

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Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43587


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.


Scope of Position:

Purpose of this position is to provide statistical engineering support to drive improved technical understanding in related process and product quality improvements, and development of new products and processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Use data to help solve problems and trouble shoot production issues.
  • Develop, test, and validate empirical and fundamentally based statistical models using Design of Experiments (DOE) and regression techniques.
  • Utilize DOE concepts both in design, execution, and analysis of experiments.
  • Examine historical data and draw conclusions/inferences that benefit manufacturing.
  • Integrate experiment key learning’s into production and validate results.
  • Use Six Sigma DMAIC principles in executing project objectives.
  • Provide manufacturing and associated quality systems statistical expertise and support on projects and as required in manufacturing.
  • Conduct Measurement Systems Analyses (MSAs) for measurement equipment.
  • Develop, execute and analyze manufacturing capability studies and provide leadership recommendations toward overall process/product improvements.
  • Work with large diverse teams including research, development, engineering, and manufacturing while understanding each of their respective views and concerns.
  • Communicate results to leadership concisely, so that it is understood and may be acted upon.
  • Document knowledge through Experiment Result Reports, Research Reports, and Project Summaries.


Projects Involved with:

  • Overall process improvement and development, in all technical areas in the environmental materials business; including die manufacturing, raw materials, materials processing, forming, drying, firing, and finishing.


Role within Group:

  • Statistical Engineer, Process Leader, Project Leader


Travel Requirements:

  • 30% travel to other CET manufacturing facilities including international – project specific.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Normal office hours are 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. with availability to flex time requirements depending on project objectives and schedules.
  • Need to be available for off-shift hours depending on project requirements.


Required Education and Years / Area of Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics
  • 3+ yrs. experience in manufacturing requiring statistical applications.
  • M.S/M.A. in Statistics desired.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to use data to help solve problems and trouble shoot production issues.
  • Ability to use statistical tools and models to quantify process behavior and output.
  • Knowledge and use of DOE.
  • Ability to analyze historical and experimental data for fundamental understanding.
  • Ability to integrate key learning’s into production.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma DMAIC principles.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing systems.
  • Capable of developing, executing and analyzing MSAs.
  • Knowledge of SPC.


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of materials processing.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Can provide and work toward a vision of “excellence in statistical practice” within the organization and work with individuals and leadership to make progress toward that vision.
  • Become a person who is sought after by members of the organization for statistical knowledge, guidance and execution.


Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivated, strong initiative
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong team skills, able to interact well with others
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities
  • Strong technical curiosity


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.


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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