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Product Development Engineer

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Date: Jul 12, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45427


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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Brief Description of Role:

  • Work with design team to advance prototypes to manufacturable commercial products.
  • Lead Design for Manufacturability (DFM) input during product development phases including plastic part design and mold design & construction.
  • Coordinate with vendors to optimize Design for Manufacturability (DFM).
  • Experienced knowledge of Mechanical Design tools (SolidWorks and SolidworksPDM).
  • Maintain and/or improve existing products to achieve better quality and/or cost reductions.
  • Knowledge in machining & similar fabrication techniques
  • Demonstrated process subject area and documentation practices to assure functionality, safety, reliability and quality of the product.
  • Experienced planning, tracking, reporting out, and managing resources to meet project deliverables.
  • Fast learner, self-motivated, willing to work outside the job description.
  • Ability to work well with deadlines, participate in multiple projects, and meet timeframes.
  • Must demonstrate leadership skill, drive, and self-initiative to deliver clear business outcome. Lead and mentor team members while driving activities within and across functional groups.
  • Provide recommendations for investigation direction and/or countermeasures.
  • Recommend and implement improvements to current design, procedures, and process.

Minimum Requirements Education and Experience:

  • BS with 8+ years’ or MS with 5+ years in Mechanical, Biomedical, Bio-Engineering or Electro-mechanical
  • Experience in working in diagnostics, medical device, life sciences, or biotechnology industry
  • Experience in confirmed, hands-on mechanical design/integration for commercial instrumentation/consumer products.
  • Creative and innovative thinker

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong understanding of component selection criteria, design for reliability, design for manufacturability, and design for serviceability
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes (including soft and hard tooling, machining, injection molding, etc)
  • Knowledge and experience with ultrasonic welding, heat sealing, laser processing or other assembly techniques or assembly equipment
  • Experience in contract manufacturer product transfer, and medical/Biotech industry.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Technical background in mechanical engineering fundamentals.
  • Strong knowledge of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.
  • Ability to work multi-functionally, solve and resolve component obsolescence and end of life issues.
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills. Preferred Experience
  • Proficient in SolidWorks, FEA, CFD, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience with design of experiments (DoE)
  • Experience with NPI process, and Design Control process
  • Experience of medical regulatory process
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and/or within manufacturing operations under cGMP, ISO and FDA regulations
  • Experience with root cause analysis techniques and documentation of results


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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