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Quality 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.

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.

Position Summary: Involves determination of manufacturability of products and improved effectiveness and cost of production processes through determinations regarding: Methods, equipment, layout, workflow, time standards, capacity utilization, process/equipment improvements, and process control systems. May involve application of knowledge and methods for understanding physical phenomena to achieve specified characteristics and criteria for products and processes. This position is located at the Erwin Manufacturing plant reporting thru the Technology, Development, and Samples Organization (TDSO) which is a part of Environmental Technologies Development (ETD).



• Review and accept new product specifications into the plant. Verify that the Plant can meet the proposed specifications.

• Interact with Applications Engineers when specifications changes are necessary and or Plant New Product team when improved capability is needed to meet Customer Specification

• Maintain Product Specifications in the Plant I/T systems, setting up new products and change established products as necessary

• Monitor Physical Property Test results. Engage subject matter experts as necessary to determine disposition of potentially non-conforming ware.

• Participate as Quality Representative on New Product / New Equipment Teams to ensure all new products and processes meet Quality Requirements.

• Make updates/changes to plant Quality Systems as needed to accommodate new products and processes.

• Coordinate and manage final Product Functional Testing and Lot release

• Primary owner and first level troubleshooter of Product functional Test Equipment

• Develop detailed understanding of product defects to act as Subject Matter Expert, be willing to make decisions on potentially nonconforming ware and be able to effectively communicate those decisions to Production Operators.

• Develop understanding of Plant Systems and be able to take actions to effectively contain potentially non-conforming product.

• Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality evaluation and control systems and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials product.

• Collaborates with engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place.

• Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.

• Designs and analyzes inspection and testing processes, mechanisms and equipment; conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.

• Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction.

• Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.

• May be certified in lean and six-sigma quality engineering methodologies.

• Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

• Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

• Acts as a back-up for managing kiln load maps and sample firings at various CET locations

• Acts as a back-up to TDSO customer service position with respect to accepting and promising orders, identification of WIP and customer interactions and communications.

• Identifies gaps in process capability, independently drives performance improvement and leads projects to continually improve performance of organization


Educational requirements: Bachelor's Degree


Experience requirements: 3-5 years of experience in Manufacturing, Engineering and/or Quality


Required Skills:

• Statistical competency; understands variability, sampling, methods

• Familiarity with product specifications

• Structured problem solving skills to drive to root cause (e.g., KT)

• Solid communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)

• Solid project management skills

• Familiarity with Quality Systems, audits, TS, ISO Certifications

• Self-starter; ability to drive projects to closure


Desired Skills:

• Able to appreciate and work cross culturally

• Able to develop, maintain and leverage internal/external network

• Willing and able to engage in constructive conflict to achieve results


Soft Skills:

• Demonstrates integrity; inspires trust; Inspires confidence

• Moves the needle (self-starter, strong work ethic, Strong results orientation)

• Adept at effectively sorting through ambiguity to develop executable plans

• Strong data orientation; inquisitive

• Strong root cause orientation

• Highly organized

• Quick learner

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.

Full time
Painted Post, New York 14870, US