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Process Engineer

Date: Jan 22, 2019

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

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.

Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercial relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more that 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture. Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high -technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions controls, and life sciences.

Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network, from optical fiber, cable, hardware, and equipment to fully-optimized optical solutions. What we do is life changing. Our innovations help customers keep pace with the world’s insatiable demand for bandwidth, accelerating the delivery of information and keeping the world connected to the important people, places, and things that enhance our lives.


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 product.


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.
  • 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.
  • Receive and integrate 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.


Travel Requirements:

Less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

8 to10 hours/day; 40-50 hours/week. This position requires off-hours coverage on nights and weekends on a rotating basis with co-workers.


Required Education & Experience:

  • BS or MS in the following Engineering Disciplines: Chemical, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical or Ceramic Engineering
  • 0-3 years' engineering experience in manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a dynamic manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization.
  • Use scientific method and engineering principles to solve problems thoroughly and effectively, using well-designed and executed processes.
  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills; experience with Microsoft Excel, Access, and Minitab, or equivalent.
  • Resolve and recommend the best solution from a series of alternatives within plant guidelines.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to be able to collaborate amongst the plant teams.


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting to support financial decisions within project teams.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with Pi process books


Soft Skills:

  • Work well both within a multi-disciplined team, and independently with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to allocate/supervise resources to accomplish goals.


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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington