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Finishing Process Engineer

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Date: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Vineland, NJ, US, 08360

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50530


Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

Process Engineer leading process and equipment improvement projects within finishing operations including cut, coating, trim and glaze, and packaging.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Build expertise with the specific manufacturing equipment and processes on the finishing end of the tube manufacturing process

• Collaborate with the different plant locations to understand current state and issues, identify, and implement new opportunities in finishing for throughput improvement and improved equipment reliability

• Lead and co-lead process improvement and cost reduction projects based on rigorous analysis of process data, and utilizing the scientific method to develop, test, and prove hypotheses

• Prepare cost justifications and capital requests for any new equipment purchases that may be required to achieve project goals

• Ability to design and implement equipment solutions including conceptualization (CAD) through procurement or assembly

• Support the transfer of new technology, materials, and processes into production, including defining the acceptance criteria and leading the qualification process, and communicating progress and results to all stakeholders

• Use previous experience in identifying new opportunities and supporting solutions • Pull in other divisions or corporate resources as needed


Travel Requirements:

• Domestic Travel and International Travel (<25%)


Hours of Work:

• Typically, standard business hours, Monday-Friday

• Extended hours and weekend shift support may be required depending on nature of projects

• May need to support off shift as needed for 24/7 manufacturing and global business in different time zones


Education and Experience:

• B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with 3-5 years of manufacturing experience (can include internships and co-ops)


Required Skills:

• Ability to work in a plant environment and work with all levels of the organization

• Strong equipment background and/or mechanical aptitude

• Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills

• Understanding of various mechanical conveyance systems, thermodynamics and process-equipment interactions

• The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly

• Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers

• Solid trouble shooting, presentation and reporting skills

• Practical experience with basic statistics, familiarity with advanced statistical methods

• Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, including formulas and graphing functions


Desired Skills:

• Exposure to Lean and Six Sigma (DMAIC) principles

• Familiarity with Process Control and Process Discipline (PCPD) approach and Product Quality Architecture (PQA), Product and process development (Innovation Stages 2 & 3)

• Experience building strategies and defining road maps for business functions or an organization

• Demonstrated experience with various CAD software (Solidworks, AutoCAD, and/or Inventor)

• Prefer experience in tube handling and finishing


Soft Skills:

• Self-motivated, able to prioritize and align to business and production requirements

• Innovative and technically curious

• Has well developed verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate scientific concepts and data to others •

Consistently and effectively communicates issues and concerns to stakeholders

• Act with urgency to close out assigned projects by deadlines

• Ability to build, lead and work on a diverse project team.

• Ability to build new business relationships.

• Results oriented and high commitment level

• Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship. 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.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, 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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