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Wet Chemistry Technician

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36101


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):

(1) This position is for a wet bench chemical technician to aid in coating development, mechanistic studies, and root cause chemical problems for the coating. Solutions will be typically made in the development lab, but work in research labs and manufacturing mix rooms could occur. The receivers of these formulations will be the development group, the research group and the manufacturing lines on experiment days.

(2) Prepping coatings and solutions for analysis and characterization, and sometimes performing and developing new tests on the coatings and coating solutions with new, unique tests or applications. These tests will take place at various places within the Corning Valley.

(3) Maintaining lab routines, policies, lab books, safety and lab organization.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

(1) Making and documentation of the making of coating formulations

(2) Experimentation with the parameters used to make the formulations: chemicals, temperature, time, etc.

(3) Prepare solutions for chemical analysis (4) Perform tests on standard and new tests  


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Minimal travel outside the Corning Valley.  

 Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Full time, first shift with flexible start times (earlier than 8 AM start preferred)  


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration) Bachelor degree in chemistry, forensic science or similar  


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

(1) Experience working with mixing formulations with reactive inorganic compounds (non-silicon based)

(2) Experience working with polyimide dissolution

(3) Coating formulation mixing and coating application processes (Solution prep, dip, spray, etc., …)

(4) Wet chemistry techniques, knowledge of which glass ware to use

(5) Experience with working with lab scale chemical reactors and small parts including programable equipment

(6) Scientifically observant, methodical, meticulous and curious

(7) Perform detailed and complex composition calculations on spreadsheets that already exist or need to be developed.

(8) Safety compliant and able to lead lab 5S activities

(9) Ability to run analytical equipment such as FTIR, UV/Vis, pH meters, auto-titrators, chromatography methods, etc.

(10) Working knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry

(11) Prepare glass substrates for various surface chemistry treatments and subsequent testing

(12) Demonstrated ability to find and work with chemical vendors for raw materials and existing coating formulations  


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess) Demonstrated ability to run and adjust coating application equipment to meet coating requirements Ability to develope testing schemes to elucidate chemical mechanisms  


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

(1) Willing to support experiments on a manufacturing scale

(2) Willing to work with people from research through manufacturing and commercial to complete tasks.

(3) Able to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds.


This position will not support visa assisatnce

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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning