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Corning Incorporated Manager, Surface Science & Coating Engineering in Corning, New York

Manager, Surface Science & Coating Engineering

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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45795

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.

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 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 department to drive Corning Innovation, with focus areas of surface science; surface engineering, coatings, thin films, electrostatic charge science, plasma science/engineering, clean room processes, and more. This corporate engineering role serves all existing businesses, and supports projects at all stages of innovation with a concentration in the earlier stages. The organization serves a flexible base of resources and knowledge which facilitates rapid solution development and emphasizes strong technical competence.

  • The ideal candidate would have both a strong record of technical accomplishment, and managerial/leadership experience. Existing knowledge of experimental design, analytical methods, leadership will enable their team to operate efficiently and deliver results.

  • In addition to the technical fields noted above, knowledge in polymers, organic/inorganic coatings, inks, adhesives, resins, formal problem solving methods (DMAIC, KT), manufacturing, would be beneficial.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • This position will collaborate with resources from various disciplines (research, development, engineering, manufacturing, characterization, analysis, etc) as well as different competencies in order to obtain results efficiently.

  • All aspects of functional management for department – budget, labs, safety, etc.

  • Leadership development of supervisors & engineers within your organization; mentoring others

  • Set the strategy/vision for long term view of the department’s capabilities, laboratory spaces and technologies.

  • Identify technology gaps; create new strategic initiatives to close them

  • Setting work priorities

Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel required, typically less than 25%; project dependent

Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • PhD in relevant technical field preferred, MS will be considered; examples Materials Science, Polymer Physics, Chemical Engineering, etc.

  • 10+ years minimum total experience; >5 years management experience

Required Skills:

  • Supervisory Experience

  • Demonstrated technical leadership/management

  • Able to collaborate across organizational boundaries and integrate solutions

  • Strong technical fundamentals - research/engineering skills

  • Knowledge of Intellectual Property methods & management

  • Results oriented and high commitment - able to work in Innovation Stage 1-3 and handle risk of failure and ambiguity

  • Creative/innovative problem solving

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to do external technology investigations

  • Broad network across the technology community

  • Ability for situation assessment and strong problem definition

  • Industrial Experience

Soft Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills- engaging, enabling, open

  • Communication skills-written & oral

  • Conflict resolution

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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.

We prohibit discrimination based on 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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