Quality Lab Engineer:
Corning

14382-en_US
Corning
Vineland New Jersey
Healthcare
Description

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:

Perform chemical and physical testing of raw materials and finished goods. Provide technical support, analysis of data, and report writing for decision making by various plant departments.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Chemical and physical testing according to the Composition Control Program, interpreting and reporting of results and formulate glass batch changes as test results indicate.

·         Operate various instruments such as UV-VIS, XRF, Autoclave, ICP, Thermal Expansion, Softening Point, Annealing Point, Strain Point, pH, and other testing equipment as needed

·         Identifies gaps in process capability, independently drives performance improvement and leads projects to continually improve performance of organization

·         Perform USP/EP/JP/ISO/ASTM analytical testing via titration, wet chemistry procedures, or other method.

·         Utilize polarized and reflective light microscopes to analyze defects within glass tubing.

·         Sample preparation using various techniques such as crushing, cutting, melting, weighing, mixing, titrating, filtering, and sieve analysis.

·         Assists with development and qualification of test methods.

·         Assure the accuracy of laboratory results using NIST Standard Reference Materials, appropriate calibration and qualification procedures, and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

·         Approve incoming raw material certifications and maintain raw material specifications in conjunction with testing of raw materials

·         Maintains written and electronic records as per GLP, as required.

·         Provide technical information, analysis, and support to customers, plants, sales force, and others as directed.

·         Conduct supplier audits (with GSM support) and investigations as required.

·         Participate and/or lead team projects related to the glass, raw materials, chemical processes, glass composition, furnace mapping, or testing of glass.

·         Observes all safety rules and OSHA regulations and performs job in a safe manner.

·         Follows standard operating procedures (SOP, WI, Forms, Flowcharts, etc.)

·         Maintains good housekeeping and 5S.

·         Create, update, review procedures as needed

·         Train new employees on lab procedures

·         Performs other duties assigned.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Engineering

·         2-5 years relevant hands-on experience

·         cGMP and GLP experience

·         Computer skills in Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

·         Strong communication skills both written and verbal

·         Self-starter with good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a production environment

·         Able to handle a dynamic schedule within a factory environment

·         Good communication skills (oral & written) and asks questions

·         Able to work independently and with people of diverse technical and cultural backgrounds

·         Team Player – Ability to interact with Operations, Engineering, Quality, and Commercial groups

·         Communicates and understands direction and asks questions

·         Maintains a clean and orderly work environment

·         Willing to make decisions and effectively communicate those decisions to required groups

 

 

Desired Skills:

·         Glass experience a plus

·         Six Sigma experience a plus

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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