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Tooling Engineer

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Date: May 23, 2019

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 33076


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

In this role, you will provide tooling support for Division-wide or multi-plant injection molding projects.  We look for you to maintain knowledge and identifies opportunities for new manufacturing technology to support mission of highest quality and lowest manufacturing cost. You will drive implementation of Division Engineering Tooling Strategy and champion continuous improvement activities, including new technology implementation and fundamental process understanding, in support of cost reduction and quality improvement.  In the role, you will ensure Corning's Intellectual Property management process is followed and any intellectual property developed as part of a project is properly documented.


Position open to working in the Kennebunk, ME; Durham, NC; Oneonta, NY; or McAllen, TX facilities.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Supports and provides input to the Division Technology roadmap (including maintaining a knowledgebase of the latest technology advances within injection molding).
  • Drives implementation of new manufacturing technology.
  • Division injection molding SME including focused areas of material, processes, tooling and/or process equipment.
  • Provides tooling support to manufacturing plants as needed, including complete tooling life cycle management, rebuild projects, replacement programs, and total tool maintenance management of critical spares and components.
  • Drives fundamental understanding and problem-solving skills.
  • Develops tooling solutions for new product introductions.
  • Manages the quotation, vendor selection, design and manufacturing processes of new tooling.
  • Designs and assists with designs of new injection molds. Approves mold designs and manages tool drawings, ensuring they are current and meet Division and plant standards.
  • Facilitates tooling design reviews and participates in product design reviews when applicable.
  • Manages construction of new tooling – tracking to project metrics of cost and timing, reporting progress to project teams.
  • Work with tooling vendors and process engineers in the debug and validation of new tooling.
  • Ensures compliance to all plant and division standards.
  • Prepares Appropriation Requisitions (AR’s) and manages cost/spend with regards to new mold constructions and capital expenditure for tooling and injection molding equipment.
  • Uses rigorous processes and technical knowledge to build detailed technical understanding for key process steps.
  • Functions as a team member or team leader on focused projects.
  • Provides support to Automation department and vendors during development of automation systems.
  • Uses statistical tools and Design of Experiments (DOE) in process problem-solving and product/process improvement.
  • Intellectual Property management.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 40%, including International.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • You will typically work M-F, first shift, but we need your flexibility to support off hours as needed.


Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering.


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum of 3+ years in a tooling engineering role with a preference working with injection molding process development and debug.
  • CAD experience, preferably Solidworks.
  • Track record of delivering results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a technical field.
  • Project team leadership.
  • Forward-thinking experience within the field of engineering.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Masters of Science (Engineering or Applied Science).
  • Scientific injection molding knowledge.
  • RJG Master Molder 1 training or equivalent.
  • Yellow Belt Performance Excellence training.


Soft Skills:

We value a positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Do you have strong verbal and written communication skills?
  • Are you a self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn and bring new ideas?
  • Does your flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can-do attitude?


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Nearest Major Market: Boston