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Regional NPI Eng Mgr.

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Date: Jul 2, 2021

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN, 201807

Company: Corning

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Purpose of Position:

This position is within APAC Regional Engineering and will be part of the development of new products and processes with an emphasis on ensuring process capability and control and driving seamless integration into manufacturing through effective Change Management, Design for Manufacturing, Cost Modeling, and alignment to our global Product Quality Architecture. This position supports Manufacturing Floor Excellence with a focus on Cost Reduction and process optimization and supports other NPI areas as OEM and C-Line improvement projects.




Lead and develop NPI engineering capability, capacity and sustainability to drive business requirement as below:

  • Product and process transfers between OCS plants
  • Working with project team members, develop and / or improve processes using DMAIC and sound statistical methods to ensure process performance meets the level required to meet cost, capacity, and service level requirements for new products.
  • Work with project team members to develop new products with designs that are optimized for cost, manufacturing cycling time, and quality.
  • Lead or participate in projects for cost reduction, process improvements to address quality and yield issues, or reduce production cycle times
  • Author process improvement capability plans.  Complete technical reports for internal publication.
  • Lead and/or participate in creation of NPI metrics for product availability by using LA and GA criteria document.
  • Lead and organize process and product workshops to drive DFM Analysis in NPIs documenting and implementing improvement ideas during the NPI project lifecycle.
  • Working with the project team and process engineering team, ensure Product Quality Architecture requirements are met prior to closure of project.
  • Identify gaps in manufacturing capabilities and make recommendations to improve. Support those improvements.  Included in this are programs in TPM and LEAN implementation.  Identify and act on best practices globally
  • Visibly support the establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment
  • Ensure Process Disciplines coming from NPIs follow Manufacturing sites standard processes.
  • Establish the optimum process for lowest total cost to manufacture a product
  • Provide technical direction and mentorship for teams of engineers and technicians across multiple locations
  • May be asked to drive project teams of engineers, technicians and peers
  • Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) equipment, develops basic data, completes preliminary analysis for material sizing, and makes preliminary layouts, sketches and notes necessary to present design proposals and/or concepts to internal and external customers
  • Creates layouts and drawings of complex assemblies and details parts of devices, mechanisms, and structures



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Optical Physics or related field, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years total of technology, development, and/or manufacturing engineering experience

Required skills:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Good problems solving and analytical capabilities (particularly statistical analysis)
  • Excellent communication and leadership-through-influence skills.
  • High initiative, able to work with a minimum of direction, and able to work in team environment
  • Bilingual English / Chinese
  • Experience working with manual and semi-automated assembly processes of complex, high precision components in a manufacturing environment.


Desired skills:

  • OCS Process Disciplines and Product knowledge including and not limited to connector preparation, polishing, furcation, fiber optic connector optical testing, cable management, etc.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of optical fiber cable and connectivity.
  • Experience in the development or manufacturing of optical fiber cable and connector assemblies.
  • Training and/or practical experience in a field involving optical physics.
  • Green Belt DMAIC certified.
  • Green Belt PQA certified (for internal candidates).
  • Experience with Total Preventive Maintenance and the deployment of new equipment into manufacturing (Early Equipment Management – EEM).
  • Experience designing error-proofing solutions for new product and processes