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Process Engineering Leader - Finishing

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Date: Feb 25, 2021

Location: Vineland, NJ, US, 08360

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 43730


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:

We are seeking an experienced engineer to provide support in Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing in finishing in tube manufacturing. In this role, you will help in developing and executing tube finishing and handling strategies, lead process improvement and equipment reliability projects, and act as an authority for consultation, as well as work between research, development and operations in a collaborative environment.

Day to Day Responsibilities:  

  • Work will include technical and leadership functions in project and process activities related to tube finishing  
  • 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  
  • The ability to work in a team-based environment, build high performing teams and also be able to participate as an individual contributor.  
  • Provide direction to teams or individuals and drive equipment and process improvement  
  • Build expertise with the specific manufacturing equipment and processes on the finishing end of the tube manufacturing process  
  • The ability to lead technical projects and use project management best practices to solve technical and business problems  
  • Work with plant and division engineering on process improvement opportunities to lead and support project teams 
  • Use previous experience in identifying new opportunities and supporting solutions  
  • Pull in other divisions or corporate resources as needed.  
  • Mentoring, training, and growing junior team members to continue to build the finishing competencies in the division. Develop and maintain talent matrix for the finishing and cold end competencies

Travel Requirements:  

  • 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.

Required Education:  

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering field required.

Required Years and Area of Experience:  

  • 5 - 7+ years experience with mechanical equipment within a manufacturing 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 equipment background. 
  • Ability to apply skills to solve process challenges.  
  • 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.  
  • Experience with process and data analysis including DMAIC, MEE, PEx and other problem-solving methodologies.

Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:  

  • Master’s or PhD in engineering or Science is preferred (mechanical is a plus)  
  • Prefer expert level experience in tube handling and finishing.  
  • Experience building strategies and setting direction for an organization.

Soft Skills:  

  • Innovative and technically curious.  
  • Results oriented and high commitment level.
  • Effective communication & presentation skills (verbal and written).  
  • 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.


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, 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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