Melting Process Development Engineer:

Painted Post 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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

Corning’s Glass Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light emitting diode displays (OLED) and strengthened cover glasses (Gorilla ™ Glass). The Melting Technology Development group is looking for an innovative research and development engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will bring an understanding of the principles of batch melting, glass/ refractory materials interactions, direct and indirect heated platinum systems, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and their application for glass melting, fining and delivery. The successful candidate will contribute to the technical understanding melting processes, analyzing problems, developing physical models, performing experiments to obtain model inputs and validate models, and writing technical reports, publications and intellectual property documents. The melting process development engineer will be responsible for the delivery of melting process fundamental understanding, new process technologies and capabilities supporting Corning Glass Technology (CGT).


Key deliverables are:

• Fundamental understanding of the melting and glass delivery process and its interaction with new glass compositions

• Development of enabling technologies which result in cost effective manufacturing and precious metal utilization.

• Mechanistic understanding of melting defects and their origin.


In this position, you will also have special access to confidential and other highly sensitive information. In accepting this position, you will be required to sign a non-compete agreement that extends for 2 years after termination of your employment.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Propose and lead critical experiments for fundamental understanding of the melting and glass delivery processes and its interaction with new glass compositions.

• Responsible for technology transfer to engineering and manufacturing.

• Lead technology development and crisis support in manufacturing environment. Directly oversee field experimentation, conduct measurements and data analysis, as required.

• Work in a multi-functional team environment including research, development, engineering and manufacturing.

• Present results and recommendations stake holders in research, development and engineering and other companies as required.


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

• Domestic and international travel maybe required

• International travel primarily Japan, Korea, Taiwan


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: • 40 - 50 hours per week including teleconferences outside normal working hours


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

• BS or MS or Ph.D. degree in Glass Science, Material Science, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

• 5+ years of industrial experience in glass melting or related field.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with highly technical cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

• Strong background in glass melting process and equipment understanding

• Strong experience in fundamental science of fluid flow, materials or glass/ceramics processing, thermodynamics or chemical reactions.

• Ability to interpret real world physical phenomena using science and utilize numerical simulation to describe the behavior.

• Ability to work well in project team environments and with peer technical review.

• Ability to effectively communicate technical results verbally and through written documentation.


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Experience with project leadership.

• Ability to effectively influence technical decisions.

• Ability to lead manufacturing process data evaluations, experiments and data analysis.

• Skilled at conducting and analyzing process experiments using; Process Excellence, statistical DOE, 6 sigma DMAIC and others.

• Experienced at designing production process experiments, identify special required measurement systems or equipment in a fast-paced technology environment.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

• Enthusiastic approach to technical leadership

• Skilled at delivering results in a cross-functional matrix team environment

• Uses an analytical, thought process

• Engages easily with other technical experts

• Technically curious

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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