Process Engr I

Date posted:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Erwin, NY, US, 14870

Req #: 13482
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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

The primary focus is to provide equipment / process engineering and operations support to the Diesel Facility Kiln Firing Department.
Lead and support daily production needs through process control, process troubleshooting, experimentation, and environmental compliance.
To provide continuous improvement projects and systems to reduce cost, increase selects, and integrate processes into production.
Day to Day Responsibilities:

Investigate and identify causes for process and equipment issues and implement appropriate and effective corrective action.
Provide first level support for troubleshooting kilns and associated material handling systems.
Establish and publish periodic process performance measures to reflect overall kiln performance.
Provide education/training to production workers as needed in implementation of process changes as a function of ongoing efforts and project work.
Provide written and verbal communication across all levels of the organization on both ongoing and project work.
Conduct experiments in Firing (design, perform, and evaluate) to improve production performance, product quality, and kiln performance.
Support Quality Systems through the use of experiments, Change control procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, Job Aids, and other documentation and training tools.
Provide technical advice (within own area of knowledge and experience) and problem solutions to others.
Support off-hour / weekend operational and project requirements as needed. Projects Involved with:
Support and implement continuous improvement projects
Specific projects and tasks to be identified through MBO process
Travel Requirements: Minimal <5%

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically M-F 8-5 with weekend and off hours support required

Education and Experience

BS in Mechanical, Ceramics, Materials or Chemical Engineering
0 – 3 years
Required Skills

Manufacturing experience (co-op or internship can count)
Experience in plant based process improvement projects
Technical curiosity
Problem solving
Knowledge of Excel, Word, Minitab, Power Point
Desired Skills

Firing and combustion experience
Process engineering, designed experiments, statistical skills
Mechanical and equipment experience
Environmental regulatory compliance experience
Six sigma / Process Excellence familiarity
Soft Skills

Strong documentation and communication skills – written and verbal
Excellent team player. Works effectively with cross functional teams.
Leadership (self-directed)
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.

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