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Sr Project Engineer - Precision Thermal Forming

Company Name:
Corning
Work Order Description:
Are you interested in Life Changing Innovation? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the worlds greatest innovators. We solve our customers most complex problems that others cant or wont. Collaboration, Innovative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons world class professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career. We are headquartered in Corning - a vibrant city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the worlds fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education.
At Corning Incorporated, we thrive on a culture of innovation, continually fueling the companys growth. We boast a rich history spanning over 160 years of continuous re-invention and ongoing dedication to R&D that few companies can match. Our commitment to technology will propel us into the next 160 years and beyond. Our expertise in specialty glass and ceramics has led us to diverse market segments supporting Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Display Technologies, Environmental Technologies & Specialty Materials which has led us to many notable innovations, with recent examples including Corning Gorilla Glass, LCD Glass and ClearCurve Optical Fiber.
Responsibilities:
Broaden and extend Corning Inc.s competency in the field of precision machinery system design, development, and implementation for a variety of applications from prototype to plant floor level manufacturing systems. This will require an individual familiar with developing, promoting, and implementing the following; unique machine system designs to solve non-classical applications, an understanding of procedures for precision machinery systems, the ability to develop machine specifications, the ability to design or direct the design and analyze machinery systems utilizing state of the art analysis packages, project management of applications from concept to certification and installation of the systems at a manufacturing location, be proactive in the propagation of precision engineering principles and practices within Corning.
Projects involved with:
Development of robust, cost effective first/next generation machine systems and product designs that provide significant competitive advantage to Cornings businesses, and / or enable new products and product lines. The individual will be responsible to participate on cross-functional project teams, on early innovation stage projects, through concept generation / certification, technology development, detail design / build, and start-up in manufacturing.
Role within group:
Strong level of technical curiosity that will enable unique solutions to the technical challenges
High level of fundamental understanding of the process and materials to enable the development of cost effective products and machine systems.
Ability to work in a team based environment and participate on a highly matrixed project team
Understand how to integrate commercially available technologies and processes to enable Corning, Inc. to develop into robust next generation process equipment solutions.
Able to effectively leverage external machine builders and system integrators for detail design, build, and integration of later stages of machine system implementation
Understand and practice the use of semiconductor automation procedures and techniques
Have an awareness of DFA/DFM principles.
Be responsible for the functional and operational integrity of design, estimating costs, defining project scope, budget and schedule
Be responsible for identification of project resources necessary to complete the project tasks and coordinate the project teams efforts towards successfully achieving overall project objectives.
Procure, implement and document systems and assist in training operational personnel. Maintain records and track expenditures against allocated funds. Estimate time required to accomplishing tasks and monitoring performance against schedules.
Travel Requirements: Estimate travel at 10% - 30% depending upon specific project assignment. Travel may be required during installation, debug, and start-up as well as for routine interaction with Customers and Suppliers.
Required Skills:
Technical expertise in the field of machine systems design and development
Technical expertise in the field of thermal equipment development for glass and glass/ceramic processes for the pharmaceutical packaging market place
Technical Interface between Corning, and OEM automation suppliers to insures Corning success on New Business Development programs
Leadership Champion new ideas; lead by example; provide constructive feedback to co-workers
Tolerance of Ambiguity Working in development environment with evolving requirements
Decision Making and Problem Solving Able to review facts and weigh options using a systematic approach to solve problems
Communication Clearly present ideas and interpretation of complex information
Teamwork work closely with other team members and departments; share credit
Flexibility change ideas and focus based on new ideas
Commitment to Task demonstrate dependability and sense of urgency about getting results
Planning/ Prioritizing/ Goal Setting Manage multiple projects; establish plan and use goals to guide actions; schedule people and tasks to complete projects
Desired Skills:
Experience with Glass Converting Equipment design and development
Experience with the design and development of glass tubing manufacturing equipment
Innovative and technically curious
Problem solving and decision making
Results oriented
Entrepreneurial
Forward looking
Excellent external university, supplier and customer interface management skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Excellent presentation skills
Soft Skills:
Ability to work on a diverse project team
Ability to effectively deal with high levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change
Ability to build new business relationships
Ability to work with people from a variety of different technical backgrounds
Education and Experience:
B.S./M.S. in Technical Discipline
Minimum 15 years in a technical field to include
Process, Equipment or Product Development or Engineering
Project or Engineering Management
Technology or Product Transfer (preferred)
Supervisory Experience (preferred)

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