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Manufacturing Engineer

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Plantation, FL, US, 33324

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58781


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process.


Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

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.


Purpose of Position:

Short Term: This position will be instrumental in enabling the implementation of a new plant-wide Manufacturing Execution System (MES) aimed at bringing a growing plant from legacy, independent manufacturing systems to a robust, common systems platform.


Long Term: This position will have responsibility for Plant MES administration, providing overall leadership for its proper use, maintenance, upgrades, etc. Implementation and future leadership of this MES are critical components of Corning Fairport’s strategy around Manufacturing 4.0 transformation.


Major Responsibilities:

• Work as key member of cross-functional project team to ensure system requirements are properly defined, designed, tested, and implemented.

• Cross-functional team includes: corporate system developers, business and IT program managers, plant manufacturing department leaders, process engineers, and hourly workforce leaders and associates.

• Learn from experts regarding fundamentals of system interface design; apply to later functionality as implementation team moves on and database evolution falls under purview of the plant

• Create transitional tools to crystallize manufacturing execution needs while long term MES is in development

• Provide overall long-term leadership for proper use of MES, maintenance, upgrades, etc.



• Ability to harvest data from multiple data sources and turn into informative spreadsheet, manufacturing report, or other tool that captures the essence of a manufacturing process in a meaningful, informative way

• Enjoys spending time on manufacturing floor interfacing with hourly workforce working to understand details of their daily challenges and working to create solutions that result in efficiency gains

• Works collaboratively in diverse team environment, possesses robust written and communication skills, can communicate effectively across numerous groups (project team, manufacturing floor, plant leadership, etc.), and enjoys building strong relationships

• Advanced spreadsheet modeling skills

• Experience harvesting data from multiple data stores via SQL or other

• Experience managing and supporting Microsoft SQL databases

• Experience creating custom reports in Microsoft SSRS

• Programming skills, including .NET, C#

• Familiarity with OSI PI and OPC

• Experience with data visualization via Power BI and SharePoint

• Experience with Camstar a plus

• Hands-on project experience with demonstrated success


Education & Experience

• Four year degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Software Development, or similar

• Minimum of three 3 years in manufacturing or technical field


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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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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