Process Engineer

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Process Engineer

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Scope of Position:
To plan, support and lead tasks on Finishing technology projects, including:
• Develop new manufacturing technologies and methods
• Improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities
• Develop methods and processes for the manufacture of new products
• Develop and improve product characterization methods and process
• Support manufacturing improvement initiatives, including variability reduction, defect reduction, process control improvement, 6-Sigma

Day to Day Responsibilities:
To provide engineering expertise and leadership for equipment and process technologies within the Environmental Technologies Division Engineering Finishing Technologies group. Lead finishing technology and engineering project sub-teams. Responsibilities include:
• Plan, organize and execute work-streams on projects to deliver improvement and step change capabilities
• Project work scope typically includes design, development, manufacturing installation, start-up and acceptance
• Role includes individual contributor and project work-stream leadership responsibilities
• Manage internal Corning and external vendor resources to complete project deliverables
• Apply knowledge of engineering principles and methods to resolve challenges
• Support development and execution of finishing technology strategy, roadmap and project portfolio
• Support problem-solving in manufacturing, including root cause identification and resolution
• Apply process engineering knowledge, skills and expertise from concept through delivery of process and equipment at manufacturing locations.

Projects Involved with:
• Developing new and improving existing finishing manufacturing technologies, equipment and methods. Developing methods and processes for the manufacture of new products. Developing methods and processes to improve quality, cost and efficiency of finished part attributes. Support manufacturing improvements, variability reduction, process control, capacity and 6-Sigma.

Role within Group:
• Provide project work-stream leadership, technical and process engineering skills to meet department goals and objectives
• Member of Division Engineering Finishing Technology group
• Work with and facilitate alignment between manufacturing, development and upstream process experts to deliver step change and improvement of finishing technology capabilities

Travel Requirements: Some travel should be expected, dependent on project assignments. International travel is possible. Typical travel requirement is 30% or less.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically 8am-5pm Monday – Friday, some flex time is possible to support project assignments.

Required Education and Years of Experience:
• BS or MS in engineering discipline (Ceramic, Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical preferred).
• Experience in manufacturing, engineering or development.
• Leadership potential demonstrated on project teams responsible for implementation of new processes or equipment into manufacturing.

Required Skills:
• Technical competence in Ceramic, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or process engineering.
• Aptitude for successfully developing and delivering technical projects to manufacturing.
• Project leadership aptitude, including ability to achieve results through matrix organization or teams.
• Achieve results through application of rigorous project management methods, such as 6-Sigma.
• Demonstrated effectiveness at technical problem-solving and decision-making.
• Drive for root cause fundamental understanding of challenging problems.

Desired Skills:
• Demonstrated results developing and delivering step change innovations to manufacturing.
• Skills and experience with statistical process control and Design of Experiment methods.
• Experience with application of 6-Sigma methods.
• Demonstrated technical expertise in process improvement, measurement, or characterization.

Soft Skills:
• Self-starter, able to function with a high level of independence.
• Communicates effectively in writing and in a group setting.
• Interpersonal skills – open, engaging, enables others.
• Leadership potential.
• Ability to perform in team or matrix environment.
EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled

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