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Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Vineland, NJ, US, 08360

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44001


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:

  • Provide day-to-day production support to resolve process issues that are outside the standard operating parameters
  • Identify, 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 
  • Collaborate with production operators, team leaders, and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, or safety improvements into manufacturing 
  • 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
  • Author documentation and provide training to the production team or maintenance team for new processes or process changes, including Standard Operating Setpoints, Standard Operating Procedures, Preventive Maintenance and Calibration, and troubleshooting procedures 
  • Ability to design and implement equipment solutions including conceptualization (CAD) through procurement or assembly 
  • Prepare cost justifications and capital requests for any new equipment purchases that may be required to achieve project goals

Travel Requirements:

  • Domestic Travel and International Travel (<10%)

Hours of Work:

  • Typically M-F, 8am-5pm
  • Extended hours and weekend shift support may be required depending on nature of projects, production issues, or need to engage with employees working shift schedule 

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:

  • Mechanical aptitude 
  • Understanding of various mechanical conveyance systems, thermodynamics and process-equipment interactions 
  • Practical experience with basic statistics, familiarity with advanced statistical methods
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel, including formulas and graphing functions
  • Can take routine data retrieval and analysis and develop a standard methodology
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills
  • The ability to learn new technology and processes quickly 
  • Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers
  • Demonstrated experience with various CAD software (Solidworks, AutoCAD, and/or Inventor)
  • Solid trouble shooting, presentation and reporting skills

Desired Skills:

  • 2-4 years of engineering work experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • 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)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Personal initiative and commitment
  • Organized with good planning and time management skills
  • Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills

Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize and align to business and production requirements 
  • Seeks out peers/shop personnel to gain high level of process understanding, listens to their concerns and seeks resolution rapidly within the functional area 
  • 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 
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions.


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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