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Engineering MET Tech II

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Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US, 31520

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57271


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.



Scope of Position:

Utilize scientific principles and practices along with sound judgement to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. Makes decisions based upon sound engineering and scientific methods. Actively participates within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues. Enhance manufacturing capabilities through the implementation of new ideas and methods. Independently executes medium to large sized projects to fulfill department goals and objectives. Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Develop projects to increase machine reliability in area of responsibility

• Expected to provide 24X7 on-call support of equipment and process issues when escalated

• Support cost reduction, process improvement and waste reduction projects (including DMAIC and DESGN level projects)

• Lead the Equipment Improvement Efforts, including guiding team members from other cross functional areas in area of responsibility

• Provide problem solving support to production operations as needed for process and machine issues

• Manage production process performance improvement projects (Safety, Yield, Cost, Capacity).

• Interface with operators, team leaders and peers to develop and implement process, equipment, or safety improvements into manufacturing

• Work with engineering to develop equipment specifications/requirements and organize meetings with respective support groups to review proposals and quotes prior to purchasing

• Develop maintenance and operator training and troubleshooting documentation

• Provide feedback to division/process engineering during design reviews for new processes and equipment

• Support other departments with data collection and reporting

• Manage spare parts inventory for production equipment, including recommended changes and justifications

• Support master trainers with the training of production personnel on new equipment

• Formally document all aspects of improvement activities

• Provide problem solving support for plant equipment

• Document processes and procedures required to enable production to run equipment and products efficiently and within specifications

• Support the transfer of new cabling technology, materials, or processes from development to production. Provide processing support during product development, develop plans as to how the equipment/processes will be employed into production and ensure that the new technology is repeatable in a production environment prior to transfer. Ensure all production and maintenance documentation is completed such as MI's, SOP's, PM's, calibration, and troubleshooting guides

• Work with and train maintenance and other support personnel to improve troubleshooting skills plant-wide

• In all work:

o Maintain and Practice Corning Values

o Consider safety implications in all decisions o Regularly review and consider available process data

o When applicable consider input and review data with SMEs

o Make sound engineering; data driven decisions

o Communicate and document changes to enable expedited future responses

o Track the production performances to ensure capability is maintained


Work Schedule:

• Mon – Fri 8 hrs/day (OT/Weekend work will be required)

• On-call support may change from 24X7 support to rotational. Expected to be next level equipment support of maintenance work order escalation in high volume / low downtime environment.


Required Education and/or Required Years and Area of Experience:

• Two year electrical/mechanical technical degree preferred. Will consider experienced candidates with demonstrated skills.

• No Degree will be considered with strong demonstrated relevant process experience

• 2-year degree with 5+ years of work experience

• 4-year degree with 2+ years of experience


Required Skills:

• Sound decision making and prioritization skills.

• Able to effectively work both independently and as part of a team; expected to deliver assigned tasks with very little direct supervision

• Ability to communicate with all levels of the plant organization

• Strong people skills

• Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary with a continuous improvement mindset

• Excellent process and equipment troubleshooting skills

• Mechanically and electrically inclined (aptitude for both)

• Ability to handle/prioritize multiple tasks as necessary

• Good written and verbal communication skills (detailed oriented)

• Ability to train effectively

• PC proficient (Excel, Word, SharePoint, Passdown). Expected to be able to complete DMAIC Green Belt Level training.

• Willing to act as a motivator and role model for the shift personnel

• Controlled response in emergency situations


Desired Skills:

• Capable of using Diagnostic equipment

• Basic understanding of PLC

• PC – Data analysis (PI, etc.)

• Electrical test equipment




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.

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