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Date: May 2, 2022

Location: Vineland, NJ, US, 08360

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52166


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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


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. 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. Scope of Position: We are seeking an experienced engineer to provide support in Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing in glass tube forming. In this role, you will help in developing and executing forming strategies and lead process improvement projects in the tube forming operations.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work will include technical and leadership functions in project and process activities related to hot glass forming in tubing manufacturing
  • Collaborate with the different plant locations to understand current state and issues, identify and implement new opportunities in the forming area
  • Work in a team-based environment, build high performing teams and also be able to participate as an individual contributor.
  • Build expertise with the specific manufacturing equipment and processes on forming end and adjacent process areas of the hot glass manufacturing process
  • Provide direction to teams or individuals and drive process improvement
  • Lead technical projects and use project management best practices to solve technical and business problem
  • Use previous experience in identifying new opportunities and supporting solutions
  • Pull in other divisions or corporate resources as needed.
  • Mentor and train junior engineers and technicians to continue to build the forming competency in tube manufacturing


Required Education and Experience:

  • B.S or M.S. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • 5+ years experience of process engineering experience within a manufacturing/engineering environment


Required Skills:

  • Ability to work in a plant environment and work with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to coach and lead others.
  • Strong technical fundamentals in process engineering and/or glass science.
  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks/projects.
  • Flexibility - Able to change and adjust smoothly as the situation demands.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics and familiarity with advanced statistical methods
  • Experience with process and data analysis including DMAIC, MEE, PEx and other problem-solving methodologies.


Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:

  • Experience in tube forming
  • 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)
  • Demonstrated experience with CAD software (Solidworks, AutoCAD, and/or Inventor)


 Soft Skills:

  • Innovative and technically curious.
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize and align to business and production requirements
  • Results oriented and high commitment level.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • 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.
  • Ability to build relationships and drive decisions with all levels of the organization.


Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 25% travel, including some global travel as needed.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Standard business hours; Monday – Friday.
  • May need to support off shift as needed for 24/7 manufacturing and attend global meetings in different time zones.


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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