Draw-Downstream Equipment Acquisition Lead

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Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60425


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.


Scope of Position

Corning’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology organization (AMT) is focused on aspects of manufacturing equipment across the following areas – design/development, industrialization, procurement, deployment, and startup. This role is in the Fiber Capital Programs (FCP) department within the Advanced Manufacturing Technology group (AMT) and is centered around capital equipment acquisition and delivery logistics. The position is for a Draw and Downstream Acquisition Lead to manage the acquisition of equipment that will be installed by FCP deployment teams.


Day-to-day Responsibilities

The Draw-Downstream Equipment Acquisition Lead will:

• Lead equipment acquisition efforts for medium and large-scale projects for draw-downstream equipment upgrades and brown/green-field installations.

• Establish equipment specifications and requirements (configuration, quantity, etc.).

• Provide technical support for Global Supply Management and equipment vendors throughout the competitive bid process (vendor identification, RFQ, vendor selection) then support resolution of issues during the equipment build process.

• Generate timeline for equipment delivery and incorporate into integrated schedule.

• Participate in deployment team planning activities

• Engage with other AMT groups - Capital Deployment Project Teams, Development, Technology Platforms, and Cable Technology.

• Lead a multi-disciplinary team consisting of logistics, equipment, and procurement Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in support of multiple, concurrent capital projects.

• Coordinate factory acceptance testing (FAT)


Required Education/Experience

• BS in Engineering, Project Management or Supply Chain Management

• Familiarity with Draw and Downstream manufacturing equipment and processes as well as the capital purchasing process

• Navigational ability in Inventor, AutoCAD, Vault

• 5+ years of experience on capital projects

• Working with external vendors



Travel Requirements

Periodic (<20%) travel to vendor sites and project locations (domestic and international).


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, pad parental leave, mental health/substance, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


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

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington