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Senior Reliability Scientist

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Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Emerging Innovation Group (EIG) is developing new products and processes for different markets. Ensuring the reliability of these is a key requirement. As the Senior Reliability Scientist, you will align to the overall Reliability Manager and contribute to the reliability efforts in support of innovation programs. Additionally, you will:

  • Partner with Product and Process leaders and perform deep understanding of product performance requirements, manufacturing process and product design
  • Provide recommendations to improve the performances.
  • Utilize your strong background in Fracture Mechanics or Mechanical Structure to help deliver the right support.
  • Utilize and collaborate with other reliability professionals to execute reliability plans.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Build fundamental understanding
  • Perform reliability studies for specific projects
  • Perform FMEA and reliability risk assessment
  • Develop reliability testing and characterization plans prioritized by reliability risk level
  • Recommend product design and process changes to improve reliability
  • Work with product development, manufacturing, commercial, and customers to understand and translate needs into reliability requirements
  • Translate applicable product standards/technical specification into reliability assessment
  • Define, execute, and communicate reliability assessments, testing, understanding
  • Own Auto-Industry standards and specifications and translate them to reliability tests
  • Complete regular reporting to Reliability Manager to execute and meet the overall Reliability Strategy


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Limited travels could be required (depending on projects) either in Asia or Europe


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours/ week


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

  • Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Mechanical Structure or Fracture Mechanics.
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering ,Mechanical Structure or Fracture Mechanics.
  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience in Automotive, R&D OR Quality Organization.


Required Skills

  • Fracture Mechanics or Mechanical Structure
  • Deep understanding of materials damage mechanisms
  • Excellent written reporting (Microsoft Word and Power Point)
  • Experimental skills (design new experiments and improve existing ones)
  • Focused and rigorous application of scientific methods


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

  • Materials Science
  • Failure Mode Analysis (Fractography)
  • Creativity
  • Prior Education and/or Experience in glass and/or ceramics
  • Past experience in characterization Sciences


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Good communication skills
  • Team work
  • Comfortable with risk and rapid changes in program
  • Ability and comfort with working on different projects at a time
  • Good vision of the project big picture


This position supports immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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