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Sr. Micro Optics Engineer

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Date: Mar 9, 2019

Location: Reynosa, Mexico, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 4262


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.

Purpose of Position:

  • Tier I process support for manufacturing micro optic products
  • Tier II contributor with New Product Introduction; Design for Manufacturability
  • Support Technology and Divisional Engineering on new product development/process changes

Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure product integrity by assuring processes established by Technology, Divisional Engineering, and/or Plant Engineering are being followed in manufacturing.   Participate in process design reviews and engineering changes.  Utilize plant systems to communicate to manufacturing in a timely manner.  Ensure product bills of material and routings are consistent with the master design documents.  Assist manufacturing personnel with any issues pertaining to the manufacturing process
    • Align, design and construct work stations to manufacture products – micron tolerance
    • Laser-based alignment measurements
    • Metrology, characterization of optical flats, wedges, prisms, WDM filters. Some experience with light sources, power meters, test systems, etc
    • Operation of deposition chambers is a plus
    • Epoxy application and diagnostics of manufacturing equipment
    • Lead or participate in projects for cost reduction, process improvements to address quality and yield issues, and/or reduce production cycle times
    • Support process improvement qualification plans.  Provide data for technical reports for internal publication
  • Participate in new product development projects as the Plant Engineering representative, focusing on “Design for Manufacturability”.  Use Stage Gate and DMAIC processes as appropriate.
  • Ensure quality issues caused by process issues or product performance are addressed through improvement projects, design changes or Root Cause Analysis.  Product Quality Architecture should be updated as necessary.
  • Identify gaps in manufacturing capabilities and make recommendations to improve.  Support improvements using programs such as TPM and LEAN.
  • Lead several MEE investigations and execute project with success
  • Lead Product Quality Architecture processes and implement controls based on findings
  • Promote the establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment.

List the 2 most complex decisions indicative of this function and its impact to the function, department and/or corporation.

  • Identify equipment, material and processes using engineering laws, concepts and fundamental understanding and optimize the manufacturing process
    • To protect product integrity using systems and controls.  Understand the product’s attributes and how they are affected by the process or processes

Personnel Directed

  • As an engineer, will provide direction to technicians, equipment and test engineers.  Also will lead teams of people including peers across multiple locations and/or product lines
  • May direct activities for one or more technicians or process engineers

Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics or Engineering Degree (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering)
  • Masters Degree in Micro Optics field
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good problems solving and analytical capabilities (particularly statistical analysis)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • High initiative, able to work with a minimum supervision or direction, and able to work in team environment
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish
  • Desirables:
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in research and development, technology, and/or manufacturing engineering experience
  • MEE
  • KT Analysis
  • PQA
  • Green/Black Belt

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.