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Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47891


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:

Lead and participate on project teams developing and integrating new products and new manufacturing technology into operations to expand product portfolio, reduce cost, increase capacity or improve process capability.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Support Plant Safety programs to provide a safe working environment
  • Lead and support new product projects and workstreams developing capability to meet product quality and cost objectives
  • Develop OEE targets and define project milestones to deliver to these
  • Design and execute experiments; analyze data and report conclusion and recommendations
  • Define systems and processes to drive process control and process discipline for performance and quality repeatability
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and methods to resolve challenges
  • Serve as a process resource for troubleshooting of production equipment and processes
  • Manage internal and external vendor resources to complete project deliverables
  • Work with and facilitate alignment between manufacturing, engineering, development and commercial


Projects involved with:

  • Development, scale up, and integration of new products into operations
  • Reducing manufacturing costs (through select/yield improvements)
  • Increasing manufacturing capacity and/or capability


Travel Requirements: Minimal – domestic travel may occasionally be required but would be exception



  • Typically work schedule will be Monday – Friday 8-5PM, although expect to have flexibility to support off-hours and weekend work for troubleshooting or experimentation as needed


Required Education and Experience:

  • BS/MS in Ceramic/Materials, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in manufacturing environment


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated project leadership aptitude and familiar with project management tools to efficiently and effectively deliver to project goals
  • Ability to work with production, development, and other engineering organizations to assist in successful transition of new products, processes, and technologies to manufacturing
  • Strong fundamental understanding of basic engineering principles and the ability to solve difficult technical problems
  • Technical capability conducive to building proficiency in solving manufacturing processes and evaluating data
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of the product development process
  • Experience with ceramic manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or DMAIC project experience
  • Proficient with statistical software, such as JMP or Minitab, SPC Excel, or other statistical software
  • Demonstrated experience with process improvement and hands-on troubleshooting of process equipment
  • Application of the scientific method to solve challenging problems
  • Familiar with CAD/Solidworks drawings


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to learn, be flexible, and adapt quickly
  • Positive attitude and team-oriented approach
  • Build relationships within cross functional groups
  • Proactive in identifying and resolving problems
  • Interact well with all levels within the organization
  • Acts and make decisions in the best interest of the business


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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