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Sr Project Process Engineer

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Date: Aug 31, 2022

Location: Wilmington, NC, US, 28405

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57407


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:

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.
  • 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.


Education & Experience:

  • BS or MS in the following Engineering Disciplines: Chemical, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical or Ceramic Engineering.
  • 3 years of Engineering experience


Required Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with 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.
  • Determine and recommend best solution from a series of alternatives within 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.


Soft Skills:

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


Travel Requirements: Less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 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