Facility Engineer:

Corning New York

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.

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:

  • Lead and/or provide engineering technical expertise on facility and capital projects involving departmental and/or cross-functional teams focused on the construction of new or existing productions facilities.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead small scale capital improvements, renovations, and alternations to facilities.
  • Provide technical subject matter expertise for facility civil, structural, and architectural across all of Corning’s businesses and facilities.
  • Establish requirements with customer.
  • Assist in the evaluation and verify justification for project.
  • Identifies and drives key decisions for such things as scope, design, schedule, spending, vendor selection, etc.
  • Establish roles, responsibilities and competencies required for the project.
  • Establish project team working with division management.
  • Manage the performance of team members and outside resources to meet the project requirements.
  • Establish project plans (scopes, schedule, cost estimates, procurement/contracting strategy, project acceptance criteria, etc.).
  • Work with business in the preparation and approval of Appropriation Requests.
  • Conduct project meetings and document key issues, action items and decisions.
  • For key projects, establish and coordinate activities of a steering committee for the project.
  • Provide periodic project updates to customer and division management.
  • Manage the project to meet the requirements.
  • Implement safety program to ensure that LTAs and Recordable Incidence rate = or < Corporate targets.
  • Conduct a project critique at completion and share key learning’s with others unassociated with the project.
  • Provide recognition to project team members.

Travel Requirements:

  • Able to travel extensively including overseas.
  • Assignment could involve long term domestic or international assignments.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Basic work hours are dependent on the particular assignment. Individuals need to work the hours required to complete the assignment. Work hours can vary from 40 to 60 hours per week depending on the needs of the project


  • BS Mechanical, Electrical, Architectural, or Civil Engineering
  • MS or MBA preferred

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • >5 years overall experience and demonstrated increasing responsibility in the areas of facility engineering and project management
  • Professional Engineering registration or PMI certification desired

Required Skills:

  • Project Management Principals
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem resolution
  • Team Leadership
    • Builds consensus among team’s members on goals, tactics and accountability.
    • Puts together a competent team and develops a strong sense of team values.
  • Manage a budget and forecast spending
  • Relationship Building o Face to face contact with internal and external customers, adapts to the situation and people involved.
    • Demonstrates respect for the perspective of others.
  • Information Utilization
    • Asks open-ended questions and checks for understanding to generate accurate data.
    • Listens to the hidden messages in what people say.
  • Integration
    • Understands the goal and priorities of the customer.
    • Connects people with the appropriate resources.
  • Change Facilitator
    • Challenges status quo by identifying opportunities for continuous improvements.
  • Planning and organizing
    • Frequently updates action plans to conform to changing organizational and customer goals.
    • Specifies challenging goals, time lines and expected outcomes in detail and tracks progress.
    • Manages time and resources effectively to meet promised deadlines.
  • Priority Setting
    • Develop criteria for prioritizing work task.
    • Focuses on the most significant activities with the highest business potential and impact.
  • PC Software:
    • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Auto Cad, and PowerPoint o Knowledge of MS project

Desired Skills:

  • Quality Results Oriented
  • Procurement Process
  • Project Safety

Problem Solving and Decision Making Soft Skills:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Experience in matrixes
  • Results oriented
  • Self confident
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Honesty/Integrity- Keeps promises and is open, ethical, and trustworthy
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Able to coach others and operate in a diverse cultural/ international environment
  • Provide timely, constructive feedback to team members.
  • Establish and communicate individual roles, responsibilities and expectations for team members.
  • Establish and communicate travel guidelines for the project.

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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