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Corning Incorporated Drying Technician II in Painted Post, New York

Drying Technician II

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Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48588

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertiseinspecialty 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:

Provide process and equipment technical support to the CET Division Engineering Drying group for the engineering and CET manufacturing locations. Focus will be on process and equipment support for new products, developing new technologies, experimentation and plant operations upset support.

Role within Group:

Drying technician within the CET Drying Group involved in assisting with driving drying programs for drying-specific projects, experimentation support and production support, to include:

  • Develop and/or support experiment plans, derive results and document

  • Exotherm testing

  • New technology / Core Tech support and testing such as:

  • In-line log measurement inside the MW Dryers

  • Development MW Dryer documentation and equipment maintenance management

  • Product dimensional quality improvements

  • Power control upgrades

  • Improved drying measurement systems

  • Improved methods for more uniform heating of the product

  • Condensation management in the drying systems

  • General drying process and equipment support

  • Support of methods and processes for the drying of new products; including interaction with Development on early stage new products

  • Production upset support

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work in a cross-functional environment; link between development, division engineering and manufacturing to deliver results

  • Provide process and equipment technical skills to support new drying processes, products and equipment developments

  • Support plant drying operations, to include equipment upgrades, troubleshooting and process upsets

  • Exotherm testing of ware

  • Lead small projects

  • Experimental design to determine main effects and optimize important drying processes and/or reduce variability

  • Use rigorous tools to deliver results including innovation methodologies, MEE, situation analysis, potential problem analysis, decision analyses, risk assessments, DMAIC, LEAN, etc.

  • Use technical knowledge and skills to solve problems

  • Communicate and implement best practices across manufacturing plants

  • Effective communications to translate work, solutions, and directions into presentations to leadership that can be understood and are actionable

  • Provide appropriate drying system training to plant drying engineers and technicians

  • Support intellectual property and written documentation

Travel Requirements:

Some travel should be expected, dependent on project assignments. Both domestic and international travel. Typical travel requirement is < 25%.

Required Education and Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Associates of Science in technical field, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Materials or related field

  • Prefer to have 2+ years of industrial experience in manufacturing or technical roles

Required Skills:

  • Technical competence in chemical, mechanical, electrical or process

  • Hands on skills, willing to work hands on for equipment and process projects

  • Computers skills, use of MS Office programs

  • Use of scientific method to solve problems

  • Ability to use data to drive solutions

  • Strong drive to succeed and implement solutions

  • Independent

  • Achieve results through application of rigorous methods

  • Demonstrated effectiveness at technical problem-solving and decision-making

  • Works well independently, in a team or matrix environment

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the stages of innovation, transferring technology and processes from development to production

  • Experience with ceramics processing or related technologies, Corning Environmental Technologies experience

  • Experience with Six Sigma DMAIC principles

  • Knowledge and experience with 2D and 3D CAD software, such as AutoCad and Solidworks

  • Demonstrated results working in development, engineering or manufacturing

  • Proficient people skills

Soft Skills:

  • Technical curiosity

  • Flexibility

  • Self-starter, self-driven, able to function with a high level of independence

  • Communicates effectively in writing and in a group setting

  • Interpersonal skills – open, engaging, enables others

  • Teamwork in a multicultural environment

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, 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.

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