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.
Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.
We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.
Scope of Position:
- Reducing defects by eliminating root causes.
- Working with suppliers to improve performance.
- Ensuring that the measurement/inspection system meets the customer’s needs.
- Improving processes and solving problems based on fundamental understanding gained through the use of the scientific method
- Applying DMAIC and advanced statistical tools.
- Improving manufacturing cost, quality, uptime, yields, cycle time, and safety.
- Evaluating new raw materials, new equipment, or new process parameters.
- Documenting SOP, SOS, experiment planning, and process changes.
- Projects could support any Corning division or research and development
Day to Day Responsibilities:
- Design and develop new processes or improve existing processes at Corning facilities worldwide
- Solve problems and improve processes based on fundamental understanding and structured problem solving methods such as KT, Designed Experimentation, or Six Sigma.
- Implement Process Control and Process Discipline systems into manufacturing operations
- Analyze process data using statistical tools (e.g. pareto, regression, time charting, analysis of variance, gauge R&R, etc.).
- Measure and communicate performance against established objectives.
- Review and interpret data to make recommendations on immediate actions, long term corrective actions, follow-up experiments, etc.
- Document processes and train operators and peers on defined processes
- 25% on average, depending on the projecting requirements Typical 25%, occasional up to 40%.
- Includes international travel
- Minimum of BS in chemical, materials, ceramic or mechanical engineering (MS preferred).
- Must be a 2014 or 2015 graduate.
- Knowledge of process control / analysis techniques, including DOE, SPC, Six Sigma, etc.
- Decision making based on data.
- Prior internship experience within manufacturing / technology organizations.
- 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Experience working within a manufacturing organization.
- Effective presentation skills.
- Capable of leading small process development / improvement projects.
- Innovation experience.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Personal initiative and commitment
- Organized with good planning and time management skills
- Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills
- Positive attitude, flexible and good work ethic
Corning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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