Industrial Engineer:

Fairport 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.

The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals to meet demand for unique customer needs. Consequently, this segment operates in a wide variety of commercial and industrial markets that include display optics and components, semiconductor optics components, aerospace and defense, astronomy, ophthalmic products, telecommunications components and cover glass that is optimized for portable display devices.



Industrial engineer role will act as coordinator of process improvements by assuring the effective use of the different improvement methodologies (DMAIC, Lean, DESGN, MEE, PQA etc.) towards the achievement of plant strategic goals. Actively engage in advising plant management and leaders on the use of Quality tools, methods and processes.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities in product capacity (increase utilization of equipment and personnel)
  • Facilitate continuous improvement activities via Mini Kaizens, Kaizen Blitzes, DMAIC projects & through daily interaction with site employees. 
  • Facilitate leadership and others “going to Gemba” to truly understand and implement improvements.
  • Develop & implement sustainable 5S, visual control, Load Smoothing, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), & other Lean programs.
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of workplace flow & layout, as well as equipment installations, modifications, and moves according to Lean concepts.
  • Assist with development & implementation of a strategy for a self-sustaining Lean program including metrics that support lean manufacturing philosophy
  • Lead value stream mapping process


Travel Requirements:   

  • <5%. Typical travel includes special training, networking opportunities, and potential supplier visits


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Typical first shift production hours, M-F, 8am-5pm


Required Education:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 2+ years manufacturing experience


Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in industrial engineering
  • Experience and familiarity with optics manufacturing


Soft Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Functions well with a team
  • Prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and experience to plant associates.


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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