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Sr. Development Engineer

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Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49449


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:

The Product and Process Development Engineer is responsible for working within teams to develop process specifications for new products and processes and as necessary and manage Prototype and Pilot Equipment Design for these new optical fiber manufacturing processes and products.


 Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Use established processes to identify concepts for manufacturing new and advantaged products and processes; and design, build and test selected product or process concepts as an individual and in teams, and utilize risk management tools to ensure on-time delivery
  • Designing and executing product or process validation tests in a manufacturing plant; analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations
  • Collaborating with other product or process design experts in other organizations
  • Participating on cross functional teams
  • Communicating and documenting results
  • Cost of manufacturability analysis


Education & Experience:

  • B.S. degree in engineering/science field (chemical engineering, materials science); M.S. or Ph.D. degree in similar discipline strongly encouraged
  • 5-10 years’ work experience preferred


Required Skills:

  • Process engineering experience commensurate with a Chemical Engineering degree and greater than 5 years of manufacturing and/or development experience
  • Working knowledge of physical phenomena (static and dynamic physics, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, optics, etc.) with a strong background in product and process integration
  • The ability to work with other engineering disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Materials) to create prototype product and process solutions
  • Knowledge/experience in materials processing for manufacturing
  • Ability to design and carry out experiments in lab and manufacturing environments
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with 3-D CAD software (AutoDesk Inventor preferred)
  • Sound understanding of material properties and capabilities for use in products or processes


Desired Skills:

  • Proficient in data analysis tools and techniques
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of optical fiber properties, applications, and manufacturing
  • Proficient in DMAIC and MEE methodologies for problem solving
  • Strong independent work ethic
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skill
  • Ability to work interactively on cross functional teams with ties to Research and Early Stage Development and Manufacturing
  • Ability to work interactively with commercial, product line and applications engineering functions and translate customer feedback into actionable technical work
  • Excellent communication skills


Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

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.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington