Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
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, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
With more than 160 years of science and engineering knowledge, Corning Incorporated creates keystone components for high-technology systems in consumer electronics, mobile emissions control 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.
To know more about Corning Optical Communications, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/cablesystems
Scope of Position:
• Process engineer will provide division-level engineering for optical fiber manufacturing. This will include advancing our capabilities in the preform manufacturing process. Specifically, project assignments will include cost reduction, process and raw material optimization, engineered safety improvements, standards and governance among sites, and ensuring manufacturing readiness for new processes.
• Position is in the Division Engineering organization within Corning Optical Fiber and Cable (OFC). Locations available: Wilmington, NC or Concord, NC.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Use fundamental engineering concepts to drive capability advancements in glassmaking processes.
• Lead cost reduction and process improvement projects that have division-wide implication.
• Work between technology and plant manufacturing organizations to ensure smooth deployment of new technologies, products, and processes by identifying and and/or leading implementation of required capabilities.
• Collaborate with global manufacturing sites to coordinate and solve glassmaking-related issues and concerns.
• Lead or participate in site-to-site standards and governance effort. This includes identifying, auditing, and driving compliance to governed process parameters across sites.
• Travel as required to complete job assignments. Depending on business conditions, this could include North America and/or international locations.
• 15-20% (+/-) in North America.
• Some international travel may be required.
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
• Typically 40+ hours per week.
• Typically M-F but may require weekends depending on travel schedules or job assignment.
• B.S. or M.S. in Engineering (Ceramics, Chemical or Materials)
Required Years and Area of Experience:
• 3+ years process engineering
• Glass or materials experience preferred
• Strong mastery of fundamental engineering concepts with demonstrated ability to apply to manufacturing problems.
• Able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment that, on occasion, requires support outside typical work schedule to complete assignments.
• Able to execute assignments with minimal supervision.
• Able to collaborate with varied levels and functions within the organization, including manufacturing, technology, R&D, operations, procurement, IT, and supply chain.
• Able to work in a team based environment and lead or participate on a highly matrixed team.
• Possesses sound problem solving and decision making skills.
• Highly motivated, results oriented, and customer focused, with a high commitment level.
• Demonstrated project management and leadership skills.
• Strong computer skills, including ability to analyze data using Excel and Access.
• Knowledge of glass or ceramic manufacturing.
• Prior experience moving a new product or process from development into manufacturing.
• Statistical analysis experience.
• Six Sigma DMAIC experience.
• Works well in a collaborative, team-based environment.
• Works well with different functional areas (development, engineering, manufacturing, trades, etc.).
• Thinks innovatively.
• Acts and makes decisions in the best interest of team.
• Possesses strong written and verbal communications skills.
EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled