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New Products Project Leader

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Job Title:New Products Product Leader

Job ID: 54751

Job Location: Corning, NY


Scope of Position:

Plans, coordinates, & controls projects of moderate complexity to develop new products with improved process capability, quality, cost, & capacity. Supervises and participates in the development of technical & non-technical solutions to complex problems associated with product, process, & manufacturing systems. Transfers products to manufacturing.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Establish requirements with internal customers. Interpret project scope & set strategy. Define & execute plans to assess key risks. Drive Manufacturing Innovation Excellence (MIE) practices.

• Manage new product projects: Schedule, spend planning & forecasting, project updates, etc.

• Manage generation of new product samples on manufacturing assets: preliminary customer exploration samples, through validation & manufacturing scale-up. Support Plant Safety programs to provide a safe working environment.

• Work with Development to understand product/process design. Leverage this interaction to provide inputs that would maximize manufacturing robustness, and to solve problems that arise during scale-up.

• Consult with manufacturing, engineering, & development experts to outline a path to meeting capability, quality, cost, & capacity targets. Apply engineering fundamentals to solve problems.

• Design and execute experiments; analyze data and report conclusions & recommendations.

• Define systems and processes to drive process control and process discipline for performance & quality repeatability.

• Conduct project meetings and document key issues, action items and decisions. Direct day-to-day team activities &/or supervise team members. Projects involved with:

• Scale up and integration of new products

• Reducing manufacturing costs through select & overall OEE improvements

• Increasing manufacturing quality, capacity and/or capability


Travel Requirements:

Minimal Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+ hours, Monday – Friday. Typically 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Support for off-hour experiments, troubleshooting, & production days as required.


Required Education & Experience:

• BS or MS in Ceramic/Materials, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

• Minimum 2 years of experience in manufacturing environment (can include internships and co-ops)

• Process Project Leadership experience; Some experience supervising small teams of technicians &/or engineers.


Required Skills:

• Strong fundamental understanding of basic engineering principles and the ability to solve difficult technical problems

• Technical aptitude conducive to building proficiency in troubleshooting manufacturing processes and evaluating data

• Ability to work with production and other engineering organization to assist in successful transition of new developments to production customers

• Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively;

• Basic Project Management skills Desired Skills:

• Six Sigma Green Belt or DMAIC project experience; Statistical analysis skill or training

• Proficiency with MS Excel, SPC Excel, Minitab, JMP, and/or or other statistical software

• Demonstrated experience with hands-on troubleshooting of processes & equipment

• Lean error proofing experience

• Application of the scientific method


Soft Skills:

• Good oral and written communication skills

• Works well in diverse, cross functional team environment

• Acts and make decisions in the best interest of the business

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Nearest Major Market: Corning