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Sr. Design Engineer Manager

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Date: Feb 21, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 42860


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.


Scope of Position:

In this role, you will lead design engineering group, providing direction to other engineers to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Works with other team members to solve difficult technical, product related problems. Supports or leads continuous improvement activities, new product introductions and cost reduction projects. Responsible for new product design of equipment and disposable plasticware for Life Science and Pharma Industry. Knowledgeable in 3D CAD, simulation software including Moldflow and FEA software. Manage projects, including development of and implementation of timelines and capital budget. Knowledgeable about high volume tight tolerance plastic component manufacturing processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead design engineering group including competency advancement of engineering staff, foster culture that values engineering capability, technical depth, and deployment of scientific method.
  • Direct product design using 3D CAD, FEA and Moldflow analysis to deliver robust, cost effective, solutions to support of advantaged products.
  • Provides problem solving support to production.
  • Actively participates with Product Development/Marketing Group for new product launches and projects.
  • Prepares Appropriation Requisitions (AR’s) with regards to capital expenditure for tooling equipment and automation.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Use statistical tools and DOE techniques in problem solving and process/product improvement.
  • Manage technical files and drawings to support Quality Inspection Criteria. Supports quality and ISO systems related to product design.
  • Initiates or suggests opportunities for improvement based on Lean practices.
  • Interprets and enforces company policies and procedures on a consistent basis.
  • Executes cost reduction and improvement (DMAIC) projects in line with business objectives.
  • Develops SME knowledge of simulation software, materials, and products Corning Restricted Project Tasks
  • Provides support for new product implementations as required.
  • Manages special projects as assigned


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% travel domestic and internationally.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree required.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience in design of plastic components for medical/biopharma industry.
  • Minimum of 1+ years of prior leadership or supervisory experience.


Required Skills:

  • Progressive responsibilities in engineering leadership including experience in managing strategy, projects, new product design.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD, preferably Solidworks.
  • Knowledgeable in Moldflow simulation software.
  • Proficient in FEA.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Track record of delivering results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a technical field.
  • Project team membership.
  • Experience with multiple manufacturing processes and multiple functional groups.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Master of Science (Engineering or equivalent) or MBA degree.
  • Progressive experience with design of plastic components and systems for medical or biopharma industry.
  • Green Belt Certification.
  • Project Team Leadership.


Soft Skills:

  • We value a positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn and bring new ideas.
  • Flexibility and dedication to succeed.
  • Positive can-do attitude.


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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