Process Engineer

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.

Scope of Position

As the Process Engineer, you will work with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems. You will support and/or lead continuous improvement activities, new product or process introductions, and cost reduction projects. Additionally, you will strive to drive fundamental process understanding and lowest cost producer objectives. Our team supports the development and execution of plans to evaluate new technology or improvements in existing technology resulting in a superior product in terms of quality and/or cost.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering-level production support to manufacturing operation.

  • Solve process issues through data analysis, experimentation, and collaboration with subject experts.

  • Provide engineering expertise for fundamental understanding of manufacturing issues.

  • Provide trend analysis of key objectives and implement response plans.

  • Lead and/or provide support for projects involving cost reduction, process optimization, and new products/processes.

  • Actively engage in plant safety initiatives and projects.

  • Recommend/implement improvements to processes and equipment.

  • Identify chronic issues and recommend corrective actions.

  • Provide leadership or support for startup of new equipment lines.

  • Develop and update engineering and operations documentation.

  • Provide training for operations workforce regarding equipment or operations changes.


Travel Requirements: Less than 5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 8-10 hours/day; 40-50 hours/week. This position requires off-hours coverage on nights and weekends on a rotating basis.



  • BS or MS in the following Engineering Disciplines: Chemical, Materials or Ceramic Engineering

  • 2+ years of engineering work experience in a manufacturing/production environment


Required Skills:

  • Ability to learn new technology and processes quickly.

  • Ability to take the initiative to be creative / innovative when problem solving.

  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills.

  • Strong data analysis and statistical skills. Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Access (queries, databases).

  • Experience with experimental design.

  • Flexibility to multitask and prioritize work on an independent basis in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work effectively on all levels of an organization.


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt certification.

  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing cost accounting.

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience with statistical packages such as Minitab.

  • Experience with glass forming processes.


Soft Skills:

  • Flexibility to work within a dynamic team and provide training to others.


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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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