Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63193


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. 

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:

Provides equipment engineering support and expertise to Manufacturing and Development Organization, focused on continuous improvement, cost reduction initiatives, troubleshooting, resolution of mechanical equipment issues, and supports projects within the plant.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Recommend and implement long-range solutions to equipment related problems in the plant.
  • Design and/or specify new equipment or modify existing equipment to continually improve equipment performance.
  • Coordinate installation, debugging, and initial operation of new equipment and systems. Identify, justify, and implement cost reduction measures.
  • Assume responsibility for equipment receivership on projects from corporate engineering, division engineering, etc.
  • Provide timely and efficient support to meet or exceed the requirements of internal and external customers related to equipment issues.
  • Track the effectiveness of implemented cost reduction projects.
  • Work with trades and operators to troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with in manufacturing organization to support continuous flow operations.
  • Use structured data analysis methods, including basic statistics.
  • Use the scientific method to drive for fundamental understanding.
  • Work in a cross-functional environment.
  • Use Kepner Tregoe, Lean, and Six Sigma tools to deliver results.
  • Ensure best practices are communicated, evaluated, and implemented.


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering or manufacturing
  • Knowledge of fluid dynamics, kinetics, strength of materials, unit ops, and thermodynamics
  • Data analysis, troubleshooting and statistics experience
  • Technical curiosity, hard worker, ability to articulate technical information
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulics, material handling, batching, dust collection, or machine alignment principals and systems
  • Project management skills


Desired Skills:

  • AutoCAD/Solid works design capability
  • Experience with six sigma DMAIC principles
  • Formal problem-solving skills
  • CET experience
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Reliability engineering experience
  • Hands on approach
  • Green belt certification
  • Mechanical design


Soft Skills:

  • Open and engaging - able to interface effectively with others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player
  • Flexibility / change agent
  • Internal and External Customer Experience
  • Able to effectively manage .


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  

The range for this position is  $78,415.00   -  $107,821.00 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

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