Melt Equipment Engineer:

Harrodsburg Kentucky

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 Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop and promote "good" project management practices in technology area
  • Investigate and adapt new equipment installation technologies as needed or justified
  • Investigate and recommend equipment modifications to technology area design function
  • Provide equipment troubleshooting for operations as needed
  • Indirect supervision and leadership of plant and external trades personnel
  • Management of assigned technology-area equipment projects, worldwide
  • Manage procurement of rebuild and spare parts from various vendors
  • Worldwide on-site leadership for installation and debug of technology area equipment

Role within Group:

  • Focus on projects around; Melting System rebuilds, Melting System design modifications, and Melting System new construction
  • The work environment will be a combination of office atmosphere (when developing plans, etc.) and plant floor when building equipment.
  • Work will be in both the US and Asia.
  • Team Leader during projects; oversight of trades personnel for daily work activity.


Travel: up to 25% domestic and international



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering. 
  • Major in Ceramic, Materials, Chemical, Mechanical, or Civil preferred.


Required Skills 

  • Knowledge in electrical, mechanical and project engineering
  • Knowledge in construction and installation of manufacturing equipment
  • Direction setting/supervision of project personnel
  • Attention to project customer satisfaction
  • Motivate/ensure project team satisfaction
  • Use and promotion of Project Management "best" practices
  • Support of and adherence to standard plant/business policy, initiatives, and strategies
  • Ability to read blueprints and other drawings


Desired Skills

  • Knowledge in Glass manufacturing
  • Knowledge and use of a problem-solving process (i.e. KT)
  • Hands-on mechanical skills
  • Fundamental understanding of basic machining
  • Basic AutoCAD or equivalent skills.
  • 5 years experience in engineering or science background business most preferable in glass manufacturing or ceramic manufacturing


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