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Sr Development Engineer - Wilmington, NC

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Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46122


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:

Equipment Design and Development Engineer responsible for leading or working within multi-discipline teams to Prototype and Pilot Equipment Design for optical fiber manufacturing processes and products


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Use established processes to identify concepts for manufacturing equipment, design, build and test selected concepts as an individual and in teams, and utilize risk management tools to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Designing and executing equipment validation test in a manufacturing plant; analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations
  • Collaborating with other equipment/machine design experts within and outside of OFC development organization
  • Securing funding via appropriation requests and expense budgeting processes to support equipment design and development
  • Communicating and documenting results and equipment designs


Projects involved with:

  • Milano, Swift, and potentially Horizon IV, Phantom


Education & Experience:

  • B.S. degree in mechanical engineering or similar technical field (e.g., physics); M.S. degree in similar discipline strongly encouraged
  • 5-10 years work experience preferred
  • Desired – knowledge / experience with optical fiber process development or manufacturing.


Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of physical phenomena (static and dynamic physics, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, optics, etc.) with a strong background in machine design or machine systems integration
  • The ability to work with other engineering disciplines (Electrical/Controls, Chemical/Materials) to create prototype and industrial process equipment design solutions • Sound understanding of material properties and capabilities for use in machine design
  • Knowledge/experience in materials processing equipment for manufacturing
  • Ability to design and carry out experiments in lab and manufacturing environments
  • Familiarity with 3-D CAD software (AutoDesk Inventor preferred)


Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge experience of Machine Controls (motion control, sensor technologies, PLC programming, etc…) and safety systems.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in AutoDesk Inventor 3-D CAD
  • Knowledge of optical fiber properties, applications, and manufacturing
  • Proficient in DMAIC and MEE methodologies for problem solving Soft Skills:
  • Strong independent work ethic
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skill
  • Ability to work interactively with, or manage cross functional teams with ties to Research and Early Stage Development and Manufacturing.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)


Are you ready for an exciting career with Corning Inc? Apply today!


This position does not support work authorization sponsorship.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington