Process (Plastics) Development 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 Life Sciences brings new and innovative laboratory tools to researchers. Our core technical competencies include polymer science, biochemistry and molecular biology, glass melting and forming, surface modification, and characterization science. As part of Corning Incorporated, we are a world leader in specialty glass and have a 150-year tradition of innovation.
We are committed to meeting customers unique and changing needs with original solutions for todays emerging life sciences technologies. Our dedication to quality, technology and innovation has enabled us to produce the worlds most comprehensive line of laboratory tools for life science research. Corning Life Sciences also offers custom capabilities such as special packaging, bar coding, and printed lot numbers, to meet specific customer requirements
To know more about Corning Life Sciences, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/products_
Scope of
Develop, scale-up and validate plastic forming processes used in the manufacture of new products. Serve as a member on assigned project teams as a Development resource.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Support development of new products and develop processes for plastic forming processes (primarily injection molding) and secondary processes.
Work with Pilot Manufacturing and Division Engineering during transfer of new processes to Production.
Plan, carry out experiments and provide data analysis to define new process parameters and control limits.
Use statistical methods for product and process analysis.
Develop resolution to routine technical problems and execute solutions within developed timelines.
Participate in reviews of product designs and mold designs for assigned projects.
Interface with outside vendors that provide materials or services for assigned projects.
Take responsibility for own personal and professional growth.
Actively participate in internal departmental activities.
Participate in project reviews and department meetings.
Document project learning in formal reports.
Document novel solutions which may be patentable.
Travel Requirements: 10%
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F 8am - 5pm
Required Education/Experience:
BS in Plastics Engineering and 0-5 years of related experience
OR BS in Mechanical/Materials/Chemical Engineering and 1-5 years of related experience
MS in Plastics Engineering desired
Required Skills:
Process development
skills: proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Working knowledge of statistics.
Experience/knowledge of injection molding machinery
Desired Skills:
Secondary process techniques (Example: plastic part assembly methods)
Working knowledge of CAD (SolidWorks)
Experience with FEA techniques.
Training in DOE techniques and data analysis.
Soft Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Adherence to Corning values while carrying out assignments.
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