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Sr. Capital Projects Engineer

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Date: Aug 30, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46485


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: Provide project management for capital projects. This includes development of project scope and budget, determining and securing project team members, and obtaining project funding. Overall responsibility for the ensuring the project’s compliance with schedule, cost, safety, and other project specific deliverables such as those associated with product quality, equipment and process capability, machine and line rates, equipment uptime, etc.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision of matrixed project team resources. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.
  • Identifies and drives key decisions for such things as design, schedule, spending, vendor selection, etc.
  • Plans and directs schedules and budgets. Responsible for the project’s cost control and spending approval, this includes change order approval and scope change management.
  • Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.
  • Regularly interfaces with receivers and other key stakeholders.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives.
  • Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules.


Travel Requirements: We anticipate travel to be up to 50% of the time including domestic and international.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typical work schedule will be 8-5pm M-F although you should expect to have flexibility for off shift and weekend coverage is needed to support project assignments including overtime.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field
  • 7+ years of industry experience or in a related field preferred
  • Project Management on a global level
  • Matrix Team Leadership/prior experience directing the workload and activities of professional engineers


Desired Skills:

  • Technical skills associated with automation and the integration of equipment
  • Experience in new product and process development and scaling into a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Project Management certification
  • Manage a multi-million-dollar budget and forecast spending
  • Time Management, able to deal with multiple priorities
  • Organizational-savvy and ability to deliver results and impact in a collaborative and complex global environment
  • Conflict resolution, problem resolution and priority setting


Soft Skills: Verbal and written communication skills as well as attention to detail and ability to handle ambiguity will be significant skills for success. We value a positive teammate who is customer-focused, open and approachable to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment and across all levels of our organization.

  • Are you able to lead and influence others (suppliers, commercial partners etc.)?
  • Are you a self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn new things and bring forth new ideas?
  • Does your flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can-do attitude?


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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