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Process Simulation Engineer, Fracture Mechanics

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 Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Scope of Position:

  • Applies knowledge of engineering principles and programming to develop and support advanced computer simulations for early stage process and product improvement.  Actively participates within and beyond department boundaries to resolve important process and product issues using numerical simulations.  Enhances research, development and, engineering organizations’ capabilities and productivity through the development and transfer of new tools and methods.
  • The candidate will work primarily in the field of solid mechanics (FEA) and multi-scale modeling with focus on fracture mechanics and material failure to numerically evaluate, with the support of experiments, the fracture behavior and strength of glass and ceramic products.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Use knowledge of physics to build deep understanding of the materials and processes across Corning businesses 
  • Apply solid mechanics, fracture mechanics, material science, and/or reliability analysis to creatively and proactively solve problems, make product recommendations, improve product designs, and understand/predict product performance
  • Use expertise in numerical simulation and programming to prepare modeling tools and user interfaces for internal customers to use as development tools for improving product and processes
  • Use existing tools and develop new analytical and numerical models to resolve customer problems
  • Correlate simulation with experimental results
  • Support development and validation testing
  • Partner closely with other simulation and experimental scientists/engineers across research, development, and engineering organizations
  • Communicate results both orally and in written form in clear, precise English
  • Protect Corning’s intellectual property by filing invention disclosures for patent application in timely fashion
  • Document important findings in internal, structured reports

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 20%

Required Education:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Applied Physics / Mechanical Engineering / Engineering Mechanics / Material Science

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • 0-5 years’ experience in Numerical Simulations

Required Skills: 

  • Strong foundation in physics and engineering science with programming skills
  • Fracture Mechanics and/or material failure fundamentals
  • Creative, proactive, and innovative problem solving
  • Self-starter, self- managing
  • Results oriented and high commitment /energy
  • Experience using  MD codes: LAMMPS, DL_POLY, or GROMACS; and FEA codes: ABAQUS, ANSYS, or LSDYNA
  • Fluency with one of these programming languages: Fortran, C/C++, Python, or Java
  • Familiarity with Linux environments and shell scripting

Desired Skills: 

  • Strong skills in C/C++ and/or C# programming languages, Visual Studio .NET development environment, object-oriented programming
  • Programming experience, in a MATLAB/Simulink environment
  • Knowledge of database and external programming interfaces preferred
  • Experimental/lab experience (designing and/or executing experiments, troubleshooting experimental setups, using modeling and experimental results to solve problems)

Soft Skills: 

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions
  • Ability to partner well with other simulation engineers and experimentalists
  • Ability to influence and lead others
  • Interpersonal skills – engaging, enabling, open
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)

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
03/26/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Corning, New York 14830, US