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Knowledge Development Engineer

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Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Reynosa, TAM, MX, 88730

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49771


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.

Knowledge Development Engineer


Scope of Position:

Support the development of a sustainable, global, comprehensive, rigorous engineering knowledge development program for Corning OCS, including formal “classroom” training, workshops, OJT, eLearning and certifications.  This position requires a high level of technical knowledge, strong communication skills and a high degree of familiarity with Corning manufacturing systems.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS in an engineering discipline and 7+ years engineering with significant time spent in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Proven ability to work and communicate across cultural barriers

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in professional workforce development

Required Technical Skills:

  • Basic engineering knowledge of principles on which OCS manufacturing processes are based, such as materials, polymers, basic chemistry, mechanics, transfer phenomena, etc.
  • Experience in 6 Sigma problem solving methodologies such as DMAIC or DESGN.
  • Understanding and application of manufacturing process control and process discipline.
  • Statistical skills related to experimental design, process control, process capability studies and hypothesis testing. 

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Expertise in one or more manufacturing processes in the optical fiber industry
  • Experience using Minitab and / or Jump statistical software is preferred.
  • Broad understanding and exposure to professional training programs, especially technical content.
  • Experience using scientific problem solving methodologies. 

Essential Non-Technical Skills:                                                     

  • Ability to influence others to meet goals and objectives.
  • Recognize and foresee training and skills gaps based on business needs and organizational strategy
  • Support projects – serve as a technical SME or facilitator as needed.
  • Network – leverage expertise in other divisions and organizations within Corning.
  • Strong communication skills – communicate technical or nontechnical information to larger groups.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Closely collaborate with OCS Divisional Engineering Managers in all aspects of the creation of the Engineering Knowledge Development program.
  • Work with the Knowledge Development group and Divisional Process Engineering to identify training needs for process engineers.
  • Develop and deliver training or collaborate with internal or external resources to develop and deliver training.
  • Collaborate with Corning Workforce Development and Leadership group to align training with existing and future Corning training programs.
  • Align the development program with HR priorities and requirements in each global region.
  • Advocate engineering development through interactions with peers and leadership.
  • Serve as an engineering mentor to younger engineers.
  • Facilitate mentor relationships and on-the-job training.

Travel Requirements

  • Approximately 10% travel.