Packaging Engineer

Company Name:
Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Cornings existing & emerging businesses.
We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Cornings businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Cornings manufacturing as a differential advantage.
Scope of Position:
Lead the development, design, validation, and project management of packaging projects, to include new packaging designs, material conversion/ down gauging, cost savings, quality improvement, while supporting cross-functional initiatives.
Identify, assess and implement new opportunities / projects through frequent interaction with cross-functional teams and outside material suppliers to ensure that product attributes are being met on a consistent basis. Align cost savings projects with manufacturing facilities to achieve plant and Division goals. Build and sustain packaging strategy for the Corporation.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Support Corporate, Division & Plant driven packaging initiatives with technical expertise to compliment current division & plant resources.
Assist plant personnel for the specifications, acceptance and validation of new packaging materials, product, equipment, and processes.
Lead/ manage project resources to achieve required objectives. Effectively implement all phases of project methodologies to include appropriate initiation, planning, implementation and control, and close-out elements.
Establish overall project plans (scope, schedule, cost estimates, project acceptance criteria, procurement/contracting strategy, risk management, etc).
Prepare documentation of packaging designs on new and existing products.
Provide packaging leadership / technical expertise and project support to all functions of the business.
Share expertise and knowledge to foster continuous improvement of the organization (project team or functional unit).
Regularly and effectively communicate and update project key issues, status of completion and financial forecasts with project customers
Travel Requirements: 50%, including International Travel
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F 40 hrs.
Required Education:
Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science. MS degree in Packaging Science preferred.
Required Years and Area of Experience:
With 5+ years of experience working in manufacturing related packaging.
Required Skills:
Familiar and experienced with a wide range of packaging systems and materials typically found in a manufacturing environment.
Experience with running line trials, packaging validations and damage analysis.
Proven leadership skills and ability to manage complex projects and problem solving activities.
Ability to design and/or prototype packaging using CAD/ Solidworks or equivalent software. Ability to launch new packaging cross-functionally from beginning stages to plant implementation.
Desired Skills:
Proficient in Six-Sigma, Lean manufacturing, DOE experience, ASTM & ISTA testing, TOPS, CAD (Solidworks), and interpreting drawings.
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