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Sr. Process Engineer

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Date: Mar 29, 2019

Location: Shanghai, China, CN

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 34445


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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

To lead, plan, and support work streams and tasks related to various mechanical projects in PGS (Precision Glass Solutions) business unit, including but not limited to:

• Mechnical process engineering and control, support Development, technology transfer from Development to Production, and contractor manufacture management.

• Work closely with Development team to develop and prove feasibility on stage2 product/process/capabilities to stage 3; and scale product/process/capabilities to stage 4 and transfer to Manufacturing.

• Assume responsibility as a mechanical expert focusing on fundamental understanding of polishing materials and processes to:

        o Manage mechanical design and recipe portfolio. o Convert optical requirements into mechanical designs.

        o Design manufacturing processes using existing production assets and current fundamental understanding to produce mechanical designs.

        o Specify metrology methods to characterize mechanical designs and manufacturing performance. E.g. To clearly specify mechanical metrology needs by using spectrometer, ellipsometer, nano-indentation, AFM, and other metrology tools for material, surface, stress, hardness, abrasion, stress, and surface flatness measurement.

        o Specify cleaning, material handling and storage procedures within the mechanical process flow.

        o Partner with mechanical design to develop prototype and production tooling.

        o Lead fundamental process understanding projects to further mechanical capability.

        o Integrate Design for Manufacturing (DF/X) methodology into mechanical of product and process designs.

        o Transfer knowledge of new mechanical designs and processes to manufacturing.

        o Coordinate IP management with the division IP portfolio manager by utilizing internal “R-reports”, invention disclosures and patents.

        o Setup and complete FAT and SAT for new polishing for production.

• Drive continuous improvements activities within a program to deliver improved process capabilities, delivery, quality and cost.

• This position works closely with program manager, supply chain, contract manufacturer, operations management, functional leaders, engineers, and commercial organization to establish work priorities and work assignments for improved program/project efficiency.

• 50% travel may be required – domestic and internationally within Asia Project


Education & Experience:

  • Required Education: BS/MS/PhD in Materials Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or equivalent scientific discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in an engineering or technical role in a D&E or Engineering environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years project management experience.


Employee Referral Level: 2