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Process Engineer - Forming

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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51056


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:

  • Supports or leads continuous improvement activities, new product or process introductions and cost reduction projects.
  • Support manufacturing improvement initiatives, including fundamental understanding, variability reduction, defect reduction and process control improvement.
  • Improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Develop methods and processes to improve existing products.
  • Develop methods and processes to implement new products and processes.
  • Works with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems.
  • Supports drive to fundamental process understanding and lowest cost producer objectives.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise and leadership for process technologies within the Diesel Manufacturing Plant’s Forming Department (Corning Environmental Technologies).
  • Manufacturing problem solving as needed in support of operations, including root cause identification and resolution.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and methods to resolve challenges.
  • Supports new product introductions through equipment installation, process certification, documentation and training.
  • Trains operators and trades personnel on new equipment and processes.
  • Uses rigorous processes and technical knowledge to build detailed technical understanding for key process steps.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Trouble shoots material, process and equipment issues, identifies root cause and implements corrective action.
  • Implements and documents material, process and/or equipment changes.
  • Uses simple statistical tools and Designed Experiments (DOE) in process problem solving and process improvement; Uses more sophisticated statistical tools and DOE techniques in problem solving and process/product improvement.
  • Assure quality and repeatability of processes and products.
  • Assures safety of operators and equipment and Complies with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Develops SME knowledge of material, process and/or equipment in focused areas of manufacturing or engineering.
  • Executes cost reduction and improvement (DMAIC) projects in line with business objectives.


Travel Requirements: Very little travel expected (<5%)


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard hours (M-F 8-5)
  • Flexible hours may be required to support off-hours experimentation on weekends and evenings.


Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS in Engineering (Materials, Mechanical, Chemical)
  • 3+ years of engineering work experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Exposure to Lean and Six Sigma principles


Required Skills:

  • Technical competence in materials or ceramic process engineering.
  • Aptitude for successfully driving to root cause and implementing step change improvement in manufacturing.
  • Project leadership aptitude, including ability to achieve results through teams.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at technical problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills.
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Strongly results oriented. Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, including formulas and graphing functions.
  • Practical experience with basic statistics, familiarity with advanced statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated leadership or teamwork in accomplishing common goals.
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodology.


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in process improvement, measurement, characterization or ceramics processing


Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills
  • Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic


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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