Manufacturing Engineer:

Big Flats 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.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Scope of Position:

  • Supporting early stage manufacturing (both process and equipment) to meet sample making commitments
  • Improving existing manufacturing processes, equipment and capabilities
  • Supporting or leading continuous improvement activities, new product or process introductions and cost reduction projects
  • Working with other team members to solve difficult technical, engineering related problems


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide problem solving support (both process and equipment) to production operations
  • Train operations personnel on equipment and processes
  • Use rigorous processes and technical knowledge to build detailed technical understanding for key process steps
  • Assure safety of operators and equipment and comply with safety and environmental regulations
  • Function as a team member or team leader on focused projects
  • Trouble shoot material, process and equipment issues, identify root causes and implement corrective actions
  • Implement and document material, process and/or equipment changes
  • Use simple statistical tools and Designed Experiments (DOE) in process problem solving and process improvement
  • Assure quality and repeatability of processes and products
  • Support new product introductions through equipment upgrades, process validation, documentation and training
  • Develop SME knowledge of material, process and/or equipment in focused areas of manufacturing or engineering


Travel Requirements:

M-F, business hours; Flexible hours may be required to support off-hours experimentation/operations on weekends and evenings


Required Education:

BS or MS in Engineering (Materials, Mechanical, Ceramics, Chemical)


Required Years of Experience:

2-5 years of manufacturing experience (can include internships and co-ops)


Required Skills:

  • Character ethic, integrity and leadership
  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Strong technical fundamentals with process engineering skills
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Results oriented and high commitment
  • Able to handle multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers
  • Demonstrated leadership or teamwork in accomplishing common goals
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Practical experience with basic statistics
  • Basic knowledge of Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodology


Desired Skills:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt trained
  • Product and process development (Innovation Stages 2 & 3)
  • Early stage manufacturing experience


Soft Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal 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


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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