Melting Process Engineer:

Vineland New Jersey

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics, along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities, to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning Valor™ Glass is an example of a life-changing innovation purpose-built to store and protect injectable medicines. Corning is also a global leader in pharmaceutical tubing, manufacturing a variety of clear and amber glass tubing that is converted by our customers into vials, cartridges, ampules and syringes.

Scope of Position:

The Meting Process Engineer that applies fundamental understanding of materials chemistry and engineering principles to develop melting process capability through scientific methodology. Key objectives range from continuous improvement of existing processes, elevating process performance and interfacing with technology development.



• Melting system process set-up development, control and management to achieve key objectives.

• Develop and communicate engineering plans and progress.

• Design and manage process experimentation.

• Provide process engineering support to melting systems across all business locations.

• Use technical analysis and analytical results to improve and troubleshoot processes.

• Interface with Research and Development to facilitate, support or lead trials of new products, processes, and technology.

• Interface with Plant Engineering to facilitate the introduction of new processes, products, and technology into manufacturing.

• Lead or support process and technology migrations across manufacturing locations.

• Develop new technology to improve melting operations. New technology includes operational practices, raw materials, and process design.


Travel Requirements:

• Up to 25 - 50%, travel is domestic and European. Typical travel duration may be 1 -2 weeks depending on project. However, it could be > 4 weeks for special projects.


Working Hours:

• Office hours are typically 8AM-5PM, Monday - Friday

• Weekend work and/or travel is sometimes required.

• Required to sign Covenant Not to Compete


Education / Experience:

• B.S. in Engineering required – Glass/Ceramic Science/Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or Chemical Engineering

• 3+ years relevant working experience

• Other engineering disciplines considered with strong glass/materials processing experience.


Required Skills:

• Technically curious – seeks information needed to succeed in becoming a glass melting expert.

• Strong technical skills – understanding of materials science/chemistry to apply to defect formation mechanisms, understanding of heat and mass transfer, understanding of materials thermodynamics and kinetics.

• Analytical skills – ability to use rigorous data analysis and distill into concise results.

• Problem-solving skills – ability to handle technical challenges using scientific methodology.

• MS Office computing skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).


Desired Skills:

• Understanding of glass chemistry and properties.

• Glass making, ceramic or other materials processing experience.

• Continuous manufacturing process experience.

• New product/process development or scale up experience.

• Statistical analysis skills and/or experimental design experience.

• Project leadership skills – vision, planning, and execution.


Soft Skills:

• Strong interpersonal skills – ability to interact across all parts of the organization (operators, trades, engineers, scientists, managers).

• Effective written and verbal communication skills – ability to sell technical ideas to influence decision making.

• Responsible for self-development – adapts to new situations and actively takes charge of career growth.

• Ability to work in a diverse project team environment, leading or supporting technical projects.

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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