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R&D Engineer New Product Implementation

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Pontchateau, FR, 44160

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51246


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.



Scope of Position:


R&D Engineer focused on advanced innovation. Responsible for the generation of successful engineering solutions for optical fiber new products. Evaluation of the use of new components, conducting experiments, fabrication of prototypes, product testing, creation of design engineering documents and defining product specifications and process requirements.
Main Responsibilities:


  • Deploy engineering solutions for optical fiber products for the telecommunication market, aligned with the current products and processes
  • Coordinate with manufacturing support teams to identify manufacturing line’s requirements to support new product initiatives
  • Validate additions to manufacturing processes, to ensure product integrity
  • Coordinate and lead manufacturing builds (Pilot and Pre-Production builds)
  • Request and coordinate the required product testing per International Standards for fiber optics.
  • Troubleshooting for testing failures and proposal of solution alternatives, thru the use of problem solving methodologies, based on fundamental understanding, scientific method, critical thinking and statistical approach
  • Coordinate with manufacturing, quality and safety support teams to develop the documents that are mandatory within the product introduction process
  • Define process requirements and quality control criteria
  • Lead and train manufacturing and local team members to ensure the successful construction and testing of Pilot and Pre-Production units
  • Actively participate in securing and utilizing VOC in New Product Development pProcess
  • Actively support and periodically coordinate and lead product team meetings with Product Line Managers, Technology, Manufacturing, Quality and Safety departments
  • Document all new ideas for patent submission or ID creation

Required Education:


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Major in Mechanics, Electro-Mechanics, Mechatronics or Optical is preferred)
  • Product Development and/or NPI experience is desirable
  • Laboratory Testing Procedures experience is desirable


Required Skills:


  • Demonstrated experience in design for manufacturability with the ability to lead teams thru complex problems
  • Familiar with product design and/or manufacturing processes using CAD software ( PTC Creo preferred)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications: MS Project,Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Proficient English user
  • Strong background in manufacturing processes
  • Proactive approach to Problem Solving
  • Demonstrated skill in researching, analyzing and making recommendations related to problems solving
  • Capable of performing data analysis using MS excel (SPC), or Minitab software
  • Skilled in written and oral communication with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to work individually or collaboratively in cross functional and cross cultural teams
  • Effective handling of multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership skills
  • Self motivated


Desired Skills:


  • Familiar with Fiber Optics Fundamentals