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Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57943


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. 

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:

To lead and/or participate on project teams to develop new manufacturing technology for the purposes of reducing cost, increasing capacity and/or improving products while utilizing fundamental understanding.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Provide engineering-level production support to manufacturing operation and actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects

• Solve process issues through data analysis, experimentation, and collaboration with subject matter experts

• Provide engineering expertise for fundamental understanding of manufacturing issues

• Work on a cross functional team and apply traditional project management methodologies of performance, scheduling, and cost control

• Lead and/or provide support for projects involving cost reduction, process optimization, and new products

• Develop and maintain systems to monitor and proactively address equipment/process performance, including trend analysis and implementation plans

• Identify root causes of reoccurring issues, and aid in the transfer of responsibilities to MET (Mfg. Excellence Teams) and Production

• Develop or receive new technologies to improve process capability while ensuring proper processes are followed during transfer

• Develop and update engineering and operations documentation

• Provide training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes



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

• Ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization

• Demonstrated experience using scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and execut processes

• Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

• Strong data analysis and statistical skills

• Experience in determining and recommending best solutions from a series of alternatives specific to plant guidelines

• Strong communication and presentation skills


Desired Skills:

• Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification

• Knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting

• Project management experience

• Knowledge of Microsoft Access and data analysis tools such as JMP

• Experience with core glass manufacturing or Multimode product line


Travel Requirements:

Less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

8-10 hours/day; 40-50 hours/week; This position may require off-hours coverage on nights and weekends on a rotating basis with co-workers


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