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Mechanical Equipment Engineer

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49903


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:

In this role you will provide equipment engineering support and expertise to Manufacturing and Development Organization, focused on continuous improvement, cost reduction initiatives, troubleshooting, and resolution of mechanical equipment issues.


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 plant 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 maintenance and machinist/associates 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 KepnerTregoe, Lean, and Six Sigma tools to deliver results.
  • Ensure best practices are communicated, evaluated, and implemented.


Travel Requirements: Minimal


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 8-5 M-F, including off-hour, weekend, and holiday hours as needed to support 24/7 manufacturing operation.


Required Education and Area of Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in engineering or manufacturing


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of fluid dynamics, kinetics, strength of materials, unit ops, and thermodynamics
  • Data analysis and statistics (ability to draw conclusions)
  • Communication skills (oral/written)
  • Technical curiosity, hard worker, ability to articulate technical information
  • Logical, data-based, analytical approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulics, material handling, or machine alignment principals and systems
  • Project management skills
  • Solid troubleshooting skills and experience


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 multiple projects


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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