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Systems Design Engineer

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49760


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.

  • Provide solid technical skill and engineering support for system design and development activities for new and existing products.
  • Coordinates with project leaders of development projects in estimating cost, develop functional schedule and interface with vendors.
  • Manage and verify requirements; capture detailed descriptions of system capability and functionality; and ensure the project team has clear, consistent, and verifiable requirements documented in verification plans, verification procedures, and completion criteria.
  • Collaborate with Industrial Designers to develop concepts that would align with user needs.
  • Develop system architecture and P&ID diagram when necessary using ANSI/ISA standards.
  • Develop and maintain the Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix (RVTM).
  • Coordinate with the Test Engineers to align testing priorities with the business needs and confirmed requirements.
  • Support the Change Control processes and Engineering Review Boards to ensure that the appropriate categorization and disposition of all requirements.
  • Collaborate with vendors on sub system requirements and deliverable timelines.
  • Provide weekly status updates to management.



Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in either; BioMedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering or related field in engineering.


Required Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in systems engineering relevant experience in Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Bioprocessing, Pharma, or related Biotechnology field of work.
  • Experience working with suppliers, end users and stakeholders in a systems integration and test environment for the implementation, testing, and transition of a production capability.
  • Experience working with Test Engineers in the creation and implementation of complex detailed test plans to ensure requirements traceability that lead to a favorable customer acceptance of delivered equipment and integrated systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of requirements management processes, procedures, and resources to include understanding of related test processes, test procedures, and test infrastructures.



  • Master’s or PhD in related field.
  • Electro-mechanical systems experience, programmable industrial controls, PLCs, process control.
  • Experience with Verification and Validation.
  • Experience in CAD systems; SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER or CREO using PDM/PLM systems.
  • Strong experience in plastic part design and GD&T per ASME Y14.5 standards.
  • Working knowledge of plastic material characteristics, particularly as used in disposable medical devices, or life science or biomedical products.



  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.





Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.

Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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