Manager, Raw Materials & Glass Technology

  • Corning
  • US - NY - Corning
  • 1 week ago

Company Name: Corning

Location: Corning, NY, US - 14831

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


Requisition Number: 44537


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 Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Scope of Position

  • Manage team chartered with applying materials science engineering fundamental principles to ensure a consistent supply of high quality raw materials to plants and projects.  This will be achieved through rigorous qualifications of new materials, managing raw materials suppliers, using/developing control systems and continuous property improvement.  In addition, this candidate will oversee glass technologists, who employ thorough understanding of raw materials to final product transformation, including chemistry, the process itself and final quality.  This corporate engineering role serves all existing businesses.  Team members typically support projects ranging from research through stage 5 manufacturing.  The organization serves a flexible base of resources and knowledge which facilitates rapid solution development and emphasizes strong technical competence.  A team of materials experts, they deal with interactions of raw materials on products and processes.
  • Project leadership opportunities may include raw material and glass technology focused as well as technical leadership beyond these areas.  Possibility to provide both leadership and consulting roles related to glass melting, glass forming, raw materials, and ceramics across all divisions as well as the technology community (R, D, and MTE).  Project leadership and engineering excellent tools will be leveraged and supported for optimal outcome.


Day to Day Responsibilities include managing team to:

  • Understand material properties and their impact on Corning’s products and processes
  • Identify and qualify raw materials to improve yield, reduce costs, improve product attributes and enable new products
  • Manage raw material suppliers
  • Develop process simulations to extend knowledge base and prove/disprove hypotheses  
  • Work with department laboratory staff to ensure optimal turnaround and experimental efficiency  
  • Protect Corning’s intellectual property 
  • Document all results  
  • Maintain high quality engineering principles, including extensive use of statistics, structured problem solving methods such as KT, DoE, and DMAIC, DMAIC six sigma tools  
  • measure and communicate performance against objectives
  • The ideal candidate will serve both as a project/technical leader and/or contributor and a functional manager.


Travel Requirements

  • up to 25%, some international


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • Flex time; typical 8:00 – 5:00; Monday – Friday. Some projects may require additional hours.


Required Skills

  • 10 years experience in materials or process engineering or related fields; high degree of technical competence
  • Ability to assimilate quickly and produce valuable results. 
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with customers, suppliers, and co-workers. 
  • Problem solving skills  
  • Ability to develop emerging talent


Desired Skills

  • Engineering management experience
  • Glass, raw materials, glass technology, process engineering basics
  • Project management and manufacturing experience
  • Familiar with engineering excellence tools, with the ability to facilitate and participate effectively
  • Supplier management & quality auditing
  • Statistics, data analysis, design of experiments
  • Innovative and creative
  • Strong multi-tasker
  • Business savvy and competence


Education and Experience

  • Technical Degree Required (glass, ceramics, materials science or related fields), BS minimum, MS preferred
  • 10+ years of technical/engineering experience 


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Strong communication skills, able to work across boundaries at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to influence, guide, and mentor
  • Able to foster a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, transparency, openness, and trust
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong networking skills 
  • Able to work independently
  • Sense of urgency 
  • Results oriented 
  • Positive attitude 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


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    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.


    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.