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Product Line Engineer

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Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50129


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:

Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. Provide process leadership, support and direction, for both existing operations and for future needs of the Erwin Plant in the Environmental Technologies Division. Use the scientific method to drive to fundamental understanding. Improve process understanding, product quality, process capability, and reduce manufacturing costs to deliver step change improvements in processes or product attributes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and support for existing and future compositions and processes to support expanding businesses.


Specific skill sets and activities will include leading and participating in:

  • Receiving technology advances into production
  • Providing process engineering skills for process improvements for existing manufacturing products and processes, process development for new products, and root cause understanding for production issues
  • Developing tools and use scientific methods for fundamental understanding of processes to solve problems
  • Providing input and support for new product process concepts
  • Experimentation: identification of key variables, design of experiments, execution, analysis of process data, recommendations, and documentation.
  • The use of rigorous tools to deliver results including problem analysis, potential problem analysis, risk assessment, DMAIC methodology and innovation
  • Implementing technology advancements and "best practices" into production.
  • Translating work, solutions, and directions into presentations to leadership that can be well understood and are actionable
  • Lead Projects that support key Division and Plant initiatives.


Projects Involved with:

  • Process production improvements for existing automotive and diesel products
  • Process development for new products
  • Cost reduction and improvement (DMAIC) projects in line with business objectives


Travel Requirements (please note if international): <5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 8-5, and will include off hours support including call in and weekend coverage


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

  • BS or MS in Ceramic, Chemical, Material, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

  • Sound engineering background
  • Use of scientific method to solve challenging problems
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and process engineering principles
  • Communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experimentation; planning, executing and data/statistical analysis to drive solutions.
  • Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, works with minimal supervision


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

  • Advanced Degree
  • Formal problem-solving leadership skills
  • Experience with Six Sigma DMAIC principles
  • Strong work ethic and desire to exceed expectations
  • Teamwork in a multicultural environment
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven presentation and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in production environment.
  • Knowledge of Celcor business and products
  • Corning Environmental Technologies experience


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Open and engaging to effectively interface with others
  • Technical curiosity
  • Good organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Flexibility
  • Strong technical curiosity and drive to learn
  • Optimistic – motivated to overcome seemingly large technical obstacles


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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