Glass Technology Engineer II

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.

Projects involved with: The delivery of new Gorilla® precision flat glass compositions and raw materials for Gorilla® melting and forming manufacturing systems from R&D into manufacturing.

Role within the Organization:
  1. You will support the Gorilla® Glass division in the Glass Technology area. This role has a high focus involving raw materials and glass materials for use in current and new Gorilla® glasses and processes. A key part of the role will be to assess raw materials and glass composition materials and related process systems gaps. The individual would be required to work with upstream areas of batch and autofill as well as melting, forming and Bottom of Draw (BOD). The individual will also work closely with Gorilla® Glass Product Engineering to assure the glass is compatible with and meets downstream processor & customer and attributes. The individual would identify gaps in raw material and glass composition equipment and process systems. The individual will help to provide recommendations and facilitate the delivery of new Gorilla® Glass compositions, equipment and process systems from R&D through Division Engineering to Manufacturing.
  2. Engage with Development and Engineering divisions on resources for new materials for compositions and processes required in melting, Fusion Forming and BOD technology for existing and new Gorilla® glass compositions. Identify gaps in process systems materials compatibility including batching, autofill, melting, forming and BOD processes. Materials interactions would be looked at for glasses, refractories and metals.
  3. Facilitate the communication between the Development and Engineering organizations to enable cost effective growth of new Gorilla® glasses.
  4. Champion division initiatives to improve fundamental understanding and problem resolution for materials based problems.
  5. Engage with Manufacturing Plants to resolve issues, establish capability and facilitate production of required products. Participate as needed with internal processes to lead change control for GG.
  6. Support process optimization and technology plans to support and improve the value proposition for new Gorilla® glass composition business models.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Work with CGT Division Engineering, Gorilla Glass Plants, MTE and Characterization Sciences to develop, implement and migrate glass measurements and equipment to improve precision, accuracy and reliability for Gorilla Glasses as needed.
  • Work with plant glass technologists to evaluate trends in chemistry, physical property and IOX data across glass compositions and locations, investigating for root cause and then proposing action plans to make improvements where necessary.
  • Use engineering principles and data to provide second level assistance to help solve operational issues related to glass technology and raw materials
  • Support and approve experiments with raw materials and glass compositions
  • Collaborate with internal customers, Development, Research, Division Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Mixing, Melting, Forming and Product Engineering for production including new or modified raw materials, raw materials processes and technology
  • Use KT, risk assessment, MEE, DMAIC, Innovation and other tools to deliver results.
  • Provide guidance/training to other personnel on how to perform testing properly
  • Assist in the onboarding, validation and migration of new procedures and gauges through project work and SOP development

 

Travel Requirements: Estimate up to 25% (mix of domestic and international). Most domestic trips will be one week or less. International trips will typical 3 to 4 times per year and 1 to 2 weeks in length but could be higher depending on project workload.

 

Hours of work: 45 hrs./week plus travel, and periodic evening or morning conference calls. Because of this there will be flexibility to the work schedule and locations.

Required Education:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in glass or chemistry related field (Ceramic, Materials or Chemical Engineering preferred)
  • M.S. degree preferred. Required Years and Area of Experience:
  • 3-5 years in raw materials, glass/ceramic composition control and material lab environment desired.
Required Skills:
  • Validated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Methodical, data-based decision-making skills with the ability to use this data in enthusiastically 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) Experience with MEE & Six Sigma DMAIC principles
  • Formal K-T problem solving & PPA leadership skills
Desired Skills:
  • Technical curiosity
  • Strong process management skills, such as rigorous application of documented procedures
  • Lab equipment experience (e.g. XRF, ICP, IOX, FTIR, PSD measurements, etc.)
  • Ability to multitask in a rapid change environment
  • Environmental hazard awareness with respect to raw materials and glasses.
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
Required to sign covenant not to compete

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.

Company
Corning
Posted
09/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Corning, NY 40330, US