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Glass Technology Engineer

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 Glass Technologies segment manufactures chemically strengthened cover glass, such as Gorilla¬ Glass¬ for the consumer electronics market and glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays ("LCDs") that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


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Day to Day Responsibilities:



  • Execute measurements plan to include ongoing glass measurements and equipment accuracy and reliability

  • Evaluate trends in data, investigating for root cause and propose action plans

  • Use engineering principles and data to solve operational issues related to glass technology and raw materials

  • Support experiments with raw materials and glass compositions

  • Collaborate with internal customers, Quality, Supply Chain, Mixing, Melting and Forming for production including new or modified raw materials, raw materials processes, and technology

  • Use KT, risk assessment, DMAIC, Innovation and other tools to deliver results

  • Track and report on critical quality metrics

  • Identifying, troubleshooting, and correcting equipment issues

  • Follow-up and oversee equipment preventive maintenance and calibration

  • Provide guidance/training to other personnel on how to perform testing properly

  • Onboard and validate new procedures and gauges through project work and SOP development


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Travel Requirements:



  • Domestic travel and International travel are not common, but can occur in this job (<10%)


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Projects involved with:



  • Process engineering, laboratory analysis, technical management of glass trials and raw materials


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Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:



  • Typical minimum schedule is M-F, 7-5

  • The plant has eight weekend teams that rotate coverage (six or seven weekends per year, including one major holiday or one to two minor holidays)

  • Occasional weekend support for developments


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Required Education:



  • Bachelor of Science degree in glass or chemistry related field (Ceramic, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering preferred)

  • M.S. degree preferred


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Required Years and Area of Experience:



  • 2+ years in glass/ceramic or chemistry lab environment desired


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Required Skills:



  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills

  • Methodical, data-based decision-making skills with the ability to use this data in proactively finding solutions

  • Understanding of basic statistical and data analysis concepts and their application in manufacturing

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)


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Desired Skills:



  • Technical curiosity

  • Strong process management skills, such as rigorous application of documented procedures

  • Lab equipment experience (e.g. XRF, ICP, IOX, FTIR, etc)

  • Ability to multitask in a rapid change environment

  • Experience with Six Sigma DMAIC principles

  • Formal K-T problem solving leadership skills

  • Environmental hazard awareness with respect to raw materials and glasses


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Soft Skills:



  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to interface in a multicultural work environment

  • Flexibility

  • Open and engaging - able to interface effectively with others

  • Experience working with outside suppliers and contractors


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Required to sign covenant not to compete


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This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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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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