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Fibermaking Capabilities Engineer

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Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47672


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.

Purpose of the Position:

In this role you will lead and/or participate on project teams with the purposes of reducing cost, increasing capacity and/or improving product.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering-level production support to manufacturing operation.
  • Solve process issues through data analysis, experimentation, and collaboration with subject matter experts.
  • Provide engineering expertise for fundamental understanding of manufacturing issues.
  • Provide trend analysis of key metrics and implement response plans.
  • Lead and/or provide support for projects involving cost reduction, process optimization, and new products.
  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects.
  • Recommend/implement improvements to processes and equipment.
  • Identify chronic issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Provide leadership or support for startup of new equipment lines.
  • Develop and update engineering and operations documentation.
  • Provide training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes.


Required Education:

  • BS or MS in the following Engineering Disciplines: Chemical, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical or Ceramic Engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in Manufacturing Environment.


Required Skills:

  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access and statistical packages such as Minitab a plus.
  • Experience with experimental design.
  • Ability to use scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization.


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with PI process books


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team and provide training to others.
  • Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish goals.


Travel Requirements: Up to 20% domestic and international


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 8-10 hours/day; 40-50 hours/week.


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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington