Precision Finishing Engineer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Electronics

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17
Painted Post, NY
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17

Req #: 10762

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 Broaden and extend Corning Inc.’s competency in the field of precision finishing machinery system design, development, and implementation for a variety of applications from prototype to plant floor level manufacturing systems. This will require an individual familiar with developing, promoting, and implementing the following; unique finishing machine system designs to solve non-classical applications, an understanding of procedure’s for micron level machinery systems, the ability to develop machine specifications, the ability to design or direct the design and analysis of machinery systems utilizing state of the art analysis packages, project management of applications from concept to certification and installation of the systems at a manufacturing location, be proactive in the propagation of precision engineering principles and practices within Corning.


Day to Day Responsibilities • Interface and work with the Research, Development and Manufacturing teams that are involved in the innovation and manufacture of new products and machine systems for Corning’s Automotive Business • Focus will be on the design and analysis of first generation /next generation products, machines, and machine components for robustness of design from a material selection, material analysis and material behavior perspective. • Work with other project team members on solving difficult mechanical engineering related problems, understanding project related issues, and general process engineering and process understanding. Utilize internal lab facilities and equipment to develop proof of concept prototypes. • Interface with outside suppliers on specifying and procuring various precision products, fixture and machine components. • Interface with internal R&D and manufacturing customers and internal trades personnel to get the systems set-up and functional. • Individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Individual must investigate prior art and document any Intellectual Property developed as part of their project activities • Individual must document projectresults through internal reporting means • Individual must present the project(s) they are involved in with for review by peers, customers and managers. • Work as a team member/advisor during the development of new precision machine systems with system integrators and/or external sub-contractors. • Reporton project activities on a pre-determined basis. Ensure results meet the customer’s requirements and standards. • Maintain records and track expenditures against allocated funds. Estimate time required to accomplish tasks and monitor performance against schedules. • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments with minimal supervision. • Individual will be expected to work in a High Performance Work Team environment. • Project travel is expected and will depend upon the project portfolio Role within group • Individual will be responsible for participating on cross-functional project teams, onearly innovation stage projects, through concept generation/certification, technology development, detail design/build, and start-up in pilot or high volume manufacturing . • Strong level of technical curiosity that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges. • High level of fundamental understanding of the process and materials to enable the development of cost effective products and finishing machine systems. • Ability to work in a team based environment and participate on a highly matrixed project team • Understand how to integrate commercially available technologies and processes to enable Corning, Inc. to develop robust next generation process equipment solutions. • Able to effectively leverage external machine builders and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of later stages of machine system implementation. • Understand and practice the use of semiconductor automation procedures and techniques • Be responsible for the functional and operational integrity of design, estimating costs, defining project scope, budget and schedule. • Be responsible for identification of project resources necessary to complete the project tasks and coordinate the project team’s efforts towards successfully achieving overall project objectives. • Procure, implement and document systems and assist in training operational personnel.


Education and Experience • B.S./M.S./PhD in Technical Discipline • Minimum 2-5 years in a technical field to include o Process, Equipment or Product Development or Engineering o Technology or Product Transfer (preferred) o Glass finishing experience (preferred)


Required Skills • Technical expertise in the field of precision finishing development • Technical expertise in the field of glass and glass/ceramic finishing processes • Technical Interface between Corning, and OEM automation suppliers to insures Corning success on New Business Development programs • Leadership – Champion new ideas; lead by example; provide constructive feedback to co-workers • Tolerance of Ambiguity – Working in development environment with evolving requirements • Decision Making and Problem Solving – Able to review facts and weigh options using a systematic approach to solve problems • Communication Skills – Clearly present ideas (written and verbal); read and interpret complex information • Teamwork – work closely with other team members and departments; share credit • Flexibility – change ideas and focus based on new ideas • Commitment to Task – demonstrate dependability and sense of urgency about getting results • Planning/ Prioritizing/ Goal Setting – Manage multiple projects; establish plan and use goals to guide actions; schedule people and tasks to complete projects • Knowledge of process control/analysis techniques, including DOE, SPC, Six Sigma, etc.


Desired Skills • Solid works / AutoCAD • Machine build specification / tolerancing • Innovative and technically curious • Results oriented • Entrepreneurial • Forward looking • Excellent external university, supplier and customer interface management skills • Excellent presentation skills


Soft Skills • The ability to work in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in which feedback must be rapidly assimilated and incorporated into project planning. Ability to effectively present ideas and opinions to gain understanding, consensus and support across team. • The ability to provide and receive open, honest feedback on a regular basis in order to drive excellence in individual and team performance. • The ability to interface with customers, external suppliers, and technical collaborators with high professionalism and consistent with corporate values. • Work effectively as a team leader, member and facilitator. Lead by example, set expectations and motivate team members to achieve and exceed goals.


Travel Requirements • Estimate travel up to 40% depending upon specific project assignment. Travel may be required during installation, debug, and start-up as well as for routine interaction with Customers and Suppliers. This would be a combination of domestic and international travel. International travel would most commonly be to Asia or Europe.

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