Telecom Product Development Engineer:

Keller Texas

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:

  • Provide mechanical design of precision molded parts, metal components and electrical connectors according to customer requirements.
  • Analyze the design concept with tolerancing, modeling and simulation, identify design risks with failure mode analysis and provide reliable solutions using advanced problem solving and analytical techniques to design for manufacturing.
  • Remain current on new materials, product development, fabrication and manufacturing process and mechanical design technologies in order to help improve the speed, effectiveness and value of product development.
  • Provide design documentation to communicate experiences and findings in technical reports, to protect innovation in patent applications, to order rapid prototypes or/and to support customer presentations and demonstrations.
  • Collaborate in a team of design engineers with diverse technical expertise working on multiple design and development projects.
  • Collaborate with project team members from multiple technical disciplines located in different domestic and global locations.
  • Mentee under one or more experienced design engineer to understand design practices, technologies, terminology and systems.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize mechanical design solutions for new development and improvement projects.
  • Create mechanical designs to meet a set of functional requirements. 
  • Collaborate with other development engineers to translate design concepts into detailed designs that can be prototyped and manufactured.
  • Provide high-level and detailed 3D CAD models and drawings suitable for:
    • Concept presentation to customers
    • Analytical evaluation (modeling)
    • Patent applications
    • Technical reports or publications
    • Cost or manufacturability analysis
  • Research externally published fundamentals, new designs (competitor products and patents) and manufacturing processes.
  • Develop and maintain accurate notes and records for future reference.
  • Report weekly on achievements and next actions.
  • Assist development teams in other areas necessary to maintain project timelines and to complete projects.


Travel Requirements: Approx. 2 – 10% travel (with some international), plus frequent active collaboration with multiple domestic and global locations via telecommunication.


Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering field
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in design of precision components (plastic molded /sheet metal/machined)
  • Minimum of 2 years' in 3D CAD design and modeling
  • Demonstrated ability to create high-precision mechanical designs with an understanding of the underlying engineering principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and solve challenging technical problems.
  • Sound understanding of material properties, capabilities and applies in practice.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to reduce concepts to physical principles and apply appropriate analysis.
  • Ability to cooperate successfully in a global environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate technical ideas.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to schedule time effectively.
  • Open-minded and flexible.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative.


Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Pro Engineer/CREO
  • Experience in New Product Development and stage gate process
  • Familiar with a product life cycle management system similar to Windchill
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity of precision molding and machining processes.
  • Familiarity with the processes of patent research and patent applications.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.


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