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Technical Project Manager

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Date: Mar 19, 2021

Location: Vineland, NJ, US, 08360

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44612


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.

Odds are that the email you read this morning travelled over Corning Optical Fiber; the smartphone you used had a Corning cover lens; and the vehicle you took to work had cleaner emissions because of a Corning catalytic substrate. We are seeking out dedicated Managers who strive to see their research make a difference! Do you have a passionate belief in the power of innovation to change the world? If you rate your own success by how many people are touched by your research; and if you are up to the challenge of doing world-class science to make real, profitable advanced materials, then Corning is the place for you!


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Dynamic and meaningful role where you will lead project teams to improve existing processes or develop new products and processes.

  • You will have the ability define the plan to meet and improve objectives, including technology strategy, costs, resources and risk analyses.
  • We supervise progress to plan and budget, with periodic reporting out to program leadership and partners.
  • Lead team to down select manufacturing options based on the technical fundamentals, performance and manufacturing cost criteria
  • We drive efficient and effective problem solving and capability demonstration using theoretical, empirical and modeling approaches
  • Build and maintain internal and external contacts allowing you to facilitate technical project leadership in target corporate areas.
  • Projects you will be involved with may include supporting any Corning division or new business potentially including external vendors and contracts. New processes/products that include the ability to lead innovation and uncertainty in the delivery to market. And advanced capability through delivery of robust technical solutions based on understanding of manufacturing technology and application of engineering and material science fundamentals.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • We prefer a MS or PhD but do require at least a BS in Engineering or Material Science
  • 8+ years experience (spanning multiple stages of innovation preferred) as well as a track record of transferring new products/process into manufacturing


Required Skills:

  • Lead multi-functional/interdisciplinary teams to provide coordinated solutions

  • Good written and verbal interpersonal skills, including ability to clearly summarize for company leadership as well as a strong work ethic
  • Strong background in engineering and/or material technical fundamentals


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Corning processes and business systems

  • Experiences and accomplishments spanning from early stage innovation to late stage manufacturing across multiple Corning business units
  • Experience with tools to manage risk for new products and technology (ex., Innovation Black Belt IBB)
  • Knowledge of modeling capability and how to use modeling tools


Soft Skills:

  • Outstanding ability to drive decisions through influencing skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements at a moment’s notice
  • Strive to integrate well into new businesses/teams as project change
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills


Travel Requirements:

  • Flexibility is instrumental- Significant domestic and international travel required - up to 50%


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.




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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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