Equipment Design Engineer, Melting Process

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 Glass Technologies segment manufactures chemically strengthened cover glass, such as Gorilla® Glass® for the consumer electronics market and 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:

  • An excellent opportunity to develop in one of Corning Incorporated's key engineering organizations supporting deployment of new, innovative and challenging technologies.
  • Member of Melting design team responsible for the detailed design of Display Technologies Melting Process Equipment. This includes engineering and design support for repairs, expansions, and technology improvements to the existing platforms.
  • Project support for the key initiatives for the division. Focus will be on implementation of robust, cost effective process machine systems in Corning’s manufacturing plants
  • Developing scope of work documents for suppliers for quotes, purchase orders, and repairs. Supporting the fabrication, test runs and acceptance of equipment at the supplier.
  • Decision making and technical representation for the Melt group at Design Reviews, Potential Problem Analysis reviews, technical summits, as well as the everyday design issues common within the department. 
  • Identify and evaluate multiple options for solving complex technical issues and thoroughly supporting his/her technical solution.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Complex process equipment design and drawing detailing
  • Providing daily technical guidance to peers
  • Evaluating the viability of incoming design changes
  • Actively participating in design reviews
  • Reporting to supervision of trends, decisions, and test results
  • Interacting with domestic and international operation sites and our Science and Technology Division
  • Adherence to department drawing and file standards.


Travel Requirements:

  • 15-20% combined local, national and international


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: 

  • 40 hrs. per week, flexible work hours


Education and Experience:

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • 4 to 8 years related experience in design or plant engineering role


Required Skills:

  • Well versed in  3D CAD software, SolidWorks experience preferred
  • AutoCAD 2D proficiency
  • Familiarity with mechanical and thermal analysis (SolidWorks Simulation preferred)
  • Knowledge of standard machining processes
  • Good project management skills
  • Successful experience working in a team environment


Desired Skills:

  • Hot glass experience
  • Melting process and melting equipment design experience
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing proficiency
  • Manufacturing plant experience
  • Materials science experience
  • Familiarity with metal and ceramic fabrication processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Soft Skills:

  • Objectivity and fairness in evaluating technical options
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Self-starter


Required to sign a Covenant Not to Compete 


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
Corning, New York 14830, US