Project Process Engineer IV

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 Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays ("LCDs") that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.

Scope of Position:

  • In this role, you will apply project skills and engineering principles to lead and support the development, trial, and deployment of new technology to improve Corning's continuous melting process.

  • Projects involve technologies to improve yield, increase throughput, or improve robustness of the melting process.


  • Leading and supporting projects to develop melting technologies to improve process performance through yield improvements, higher throughput, and longer system life. Collaborate with design engineers, materials engineers, R&D, and plant operations through different stages of project work.

  • Lead and support trials of melting technologies in manufacturing plants. Report and communicate to managers and partners during trials: status, issues, trouble-shooting plans.

  • Lead technical assessments and data analyses to find opportunities for process and equipment improvement and to evaluate technology trials.

  • Design and implementation of process experiments.

Travel Requirements:

  • We anticipate travel to be 20 €“ 25%, primarily to Asia and Corning NY.

Working Hours:

  • Office hours are typically 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday.

  • Evening conference calls with teams in Asia (typically between 8PM €“ 10PM) are sometimes required. Frequency of these meetings depend on project assignment.

  • Weekend work and/or travel is sometimes required

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years prior work experience (Glass melting experience highly desired)

  • We need you to have a technical curiosity, seeking information needed to become a glass melting expert.

  • Strong technical skills with the ability to learn and apply defect formation mechanisms, understanding of heat and mass transfer, and understanding of materials thermodynamics and kinetics.

  • Analytical skills €“ use rigorous data analysis and distill into concise results.

  • Problem-solving €“ ability to handle technical challenges using rigorous, scientific methodology.

  • MS Office computing skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Desired Skills:

  • Glassmaking or other high temperature continuous process experience.

  • New product/process development or scale up experience.

  • Statistical analysis skills and/or experimental design experience.

  • Project leadership skills €“ vision, planning, and execution.

Education / Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering €“ Glass Science/Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering or Chemical Engineering preferred.

  • We prefer an advanced degree in Engineering, but this is not a requirement.

Soft Skills:

  • We are looking for strong interpersonal skills €“ interact across all parts of the organization (operators, trades, engineers, scientists, managers).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills €“ effectively and efficiently communicate technical work to a broad range of partners

  • We encourage taking responsibility for your own development €“ adapt to new situations and seek opportunities that continually grow engineering skills

  • Ability to work in a diverse project team environment, leading or supporting technical projects. Longer term career interest in technical or project leadership.


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.

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