Sr Process Engineer

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Sr Process Engineer

Job Description:
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 Specialty Materials is a leader in providing high performance materials and process capabilities of strategic necessity for targeted customers and the markets they serve -- semiconductors, lighting products and industrial materials.
Corning is a leading supplier of technologically advanced materials and customer-driven solutions for the ophthalmic industry and selected optics markets. Leveraging our revolutionary invention of glass photochromic eyeglass lens materials in the 1960s, we have expanded our product offering to include one of the world’s most technologically advanced plastic photochromic lenses.
Corning Semiconductor Optics is a leading world-class supplier of optical materials, high performance precision optics, optical-based metrology instruments and technical microlithography solutions for the semiconductor industry. Our core technical expertise lies in fused silica and fluoride crystals, materials and processing, optical-based metrology instrumentation, and high performance optics through Corning Tropel.
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Scope of Position:
This is a Senior Process/Project Engineering position within the CSM Advanced Optics Division Engineering group. Responsibilities include implementing or improving new or existing production and development processes through the use of strong process engineering rigor. Scoping, planning and executing projects for both internal and external customers with a high degree of complexity and uncertainty. Identifying and solving engineering problems in the broad scope of Advanced Optics competencies (including thin film coatings, finishing, CNC machining, metrology, forming) to better position the business capabilities and profitability. Travel and on-site work at CSM AO plants and facilities is required for this position.
Day to day Responsibilities:

  • Develop process and product improvement strategies to support customer attribute roadmaps.
  • Develop and execute project plans and timelines tailored to meet customer requirements.
  • Effectively lead teams comprised of commercial, plant manufacturing groups, and other Corning organizations.
  • Coordinate with vendors on equipment design, development, delivery, installation and start-up.
  • Complete documentation, and training as required.
  • Work with customers to manage the scope of projects and their perceptions of the project progress.
  • Ensure best practices are evaluated, communicated, and implemented in the areas of Process Control and Discipline, Experiment Planning, Statistical Analysis, and Corrective Actions.
  • Communicate to all levels of the organization and formally document project progress and status.

Travel Required:

  • 30% travel is required based on project location.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Optical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Materials Engineering
  • At least 5 Years of manufacturing / engineering experience

Required Skills:

  • Anticipate, develop plans, and implement actions to minimize risk.
  • Ability to interpret data to identify root cause of process issues and drive performance improvements
  • Ability to manage through risk and uncertainty
  • Technical curiosity and “out of the box” thinking
  • Sound understanding of process engineering and project management
  • Excellent PC skills including Excel, Word, and Access
  • Communication skills – both written and oral
  • Strong desire to achieve and implement solutions
  • Complete project milestones on time and within budget
  • Teamwork in manufacturing environments

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, activities, and projects simultaneously
  • Experience with glass coating, finishing and measurement equipment
  • Optical design and fabrication
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Application of DMAIC, LEAN, and statistical tools
  • Strong use of rational process for problem solving, such as KT
  • Glass finishing and/or forming experience
  • Proven track record of leading cross functional teams

Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage and work within a matrix organization
  • Strong people skills and team building ability
  • Ability to define and gain agreement on customer requirements
  • Ability to thrive in diverse manufacturing environments
  • Goal oriented self-starter with a can do attitude that can work independently or with others as required. Demonstrates a sense of urgency to achieve results
  • Learns new equipment, processes, facilities, and organizations quickly and adjusts accordingly to accomplish objectives
  • Flexible and willing to travel

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