QA/QC Engineer II:

Newton North Carolina

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:

Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects. Make decisions independently based upon sound engineering and scientific methods. Strengthen the Product Quality Architecture within the plant by driving fundamental understanding and continual improvements that positively influence the Quality Management System.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day problem solving support to production operations and process engineering
  • Identify process or product improvements and cost reduction projects based on analysis of performance against critical to quality attributes. The individual is expected to utilize the scientific method to develop, test, and prove hypotheses.
  • Interface with operators, team leaders, process engineers and peers to identify and implement improvements to our Quality Management System
  • Lead efforts to streamline process audits while maintaining achieved certifications from standards body.
  • Understand internal and external customers’ stated and implied needs as well as ensuring their expectations are met every time by monitoring, maintaining, supporting and continuously improving plant quality systems.
  • Track and report on critical quality metrics. Alert appropriate levels to trends and critical quality issues. • Interface with various levels of plant and division management regarding quality and quality-related actions (Product Line Management, Engineering, Sales, Customer Service, Scheduling, Production, Inter-Plant, Inter-Division).
  • Lead utilization of Quality Control Plans in daily troubleshooting, product/process change requests and product dispositions.


Travel Requirements:

Negligible (10% or less); International travel potential for interactions with other divisional facilities


Hours of work: • 8am - 5pm, support off shift as needed


Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or other technical field


Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment preferred


Required Skills:

  • Creative/innovative problem solving
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries
  • Results orientated and high commitment
  • Strong analytical skills


Desired Skills:

  • Fiber Optic Cable and/or Hardware product knowledge is desired, but not required
  • Project leadership experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control and Statistical Analysis


Soft Skills:

  • Good written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Can establish a broad network across the engineering and technology organizations
  • Ability to influence other groups in the organization to reach a common goal
  • Effective in managing multiple priorities


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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