• Corning
  • $96,970.00 -146,960.00/year*
  • Lancaster , NY
  • Engineering
  • Full-Time
  • 101 Nichter Rd

Requisition Number: 37532

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.

Corning s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Are you interested in Life Changing Innovation ? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the world s greatest innovators. We pursue our customers most complex problems that others can t or won t. Collaboration, Creative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons extraordinary professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career. We are headquartered in Corning - a vibrant city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the continent's fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education.

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.

Corning s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

The primary focus is to provide equipment/process engineering and operations support to the Kiln Firing Department. Lead and support daily production needs through process control, process troubleshooting, experimentation, and environmental compliance. Lead and/or participate in continuous improvement projects and systems to reduce cost, increase selects, and integrate processes into production.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Investigate and identify causes for process and equipment issues and implement appropriate and effective corrective action. Provide first level support for solving kilns and associated material handling systems. Maintain process performance and product quality through ensuring consistency to procedures and improvement of procedures. Establish and publish periodic process performance measures to reflect overall kiln performance. Provide education/training to production workers as needed in implementation of process changes as a function of ongoing efforts and project work. Provide written and verbal communication across all levels of the organization on both ongoing and project work. Propose, perform and analyze experiments in Firing to improve production performance, product quality, and kiln performance. Support Quality Systems using experiments, Change control procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, Job Aids, and other documentation and training tools. Provide technical advice (within own area of knowledge and experience) and problem solutions to others. Support off-hour / weekend operational and project requirements as needed.

Projects involved with:

Support and implement continuous improvement projects Capacity improvement projects Specific projects and tasks to be identified through MBO process

Work with and facilitate alignment between manufacturing, development, materials engineering and upstream process experts to deliver step change and improvement of firing technology capabilities

Travel Requirements: You can expect less than 5% travel.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Your typical work schedule will be 8-5pm M-F although you should expect to have flexibility for off shift and weekend coverage is expected to support project assignments including overtime.

Required Education and Experience:

You should have a BS in Chemical, Ceramics, Materials or Mechanical Engineering with 0+ years of experience as well as:

  • Technically curious
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks/projects, complexity and changing priorities
  • Ability to articulate concepts/ideas
  • Strong work ethic and desire to exceed expectations
  • Dedication to process rigor and organization skills
  • Data analysis & statistics ability to draw conclusions
  • Appropriate approach to solving problems (logical, data-based, analytical approach to solving problems)
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Standout colleague, working with all levels of personnel
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to function independently
  • Experience in problem solving and process improvement projects
  • Computer MS products: Excel, Word, Power Point

Desired Skills:

  • Process engineering experience, designed experiments, statistical skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis methods and techniques (KT, Six Sigma, Lean, PQA)
  • Computer: PI Process book, JMP, MS Access
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Firing and combustion experience; knowledge and experience in ceramic thermal processing
  • Environmental regulatory experience

Soft Skills:

Your verbal and written communication skills as well as attention to detail and ability to handle ambiguity will be significant skills for success. We value a positive teammate who is customer-focused, open and approachable to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment and across all levels of our organization.

  • Are you able to lead and influence others (suppliers, commercial partners etc)?
  • Are you a self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn new things and bring forth new ideas?
  • Does your flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can do attitude?

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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.


Associated topics: alloys, ceramic, compound, glass, material, medical, metallographer, metallurgical, polyurethane, welding

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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