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.
At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.
Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):
The Surface Technology Leader provides technical and project leadership on sheet process development projects. In this role you are responsible for leading a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to develop advanced surface treatment technologies and transfer them into manufacturing through engineering. The leader will be a key technology interface generating all aspects of process requirements and aligning the research/development activities to business needs. You may also act as a project manager leading new process integration/development with multi-functional teams. You are also responsible for growing finishing surface technology core competencies.
In accepting this position, you will be required to sign a non-compete agreement that extends for two (2) years after termination of your employment.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Builds creative surface treatment technologies/processes to improve glass surface attributes.
Provides technical expertise at the areas of glass surface cleaning, protection and chemical treatments.
Resolves technical issues related to surface defects through scientific understanding.
Coordinates the process development with R and E organizations from concept through technology transfer.
Leads the team and/or advises team members involved in product/process development.
Serves as a subject expert (SME) for the glass surface processes.
Our team strives to identify, develop, and implement inventive and complex projects with significant potential value to the business.
Travel Requirements (please note if international):
We anticipate domestic and international travel up to 25%, and up to a few weeks duration each time.
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
Our normal hours are 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, may have frequent teleconferences after hours.
Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)
Mastered one or multiple fields of surface treatment processes: surface cleaning/modification, plasma cleaning or etching, thin film coating, and chemical treatment.
Deep understanding of glass surface attributes such as particle, scratch, and electrostatic charge/discharge.
Ability to design, build and test new ideas and novel experiments from ground up.
Deep knowledge in surface chemistry and physics.
Experience with material science and surface characterization tools, such as ellipsometry, FTIR, XRR, XPS, AES, AFM, SIMS, SEM, EDX, RBS, UV-VIS and related spectroscopic techniques.
Experience in crafting chemical treatment to deeply improve surface attributes such as anti-scratch, anti-electrostatic, self-cleaning functionalities.
Process development experience in glass/semiconductor material processing with fundamental understanding.
Industrial experience in high cleanliness with tight tolerance manufacturing environments.
Knowledge in plasma chemistry, plasma dynamics and reactive plasma diagnostic techniques are a plus.
Familiar with statistical data analysis and design of experiment methodologies.
Experience with wafer fab based processes, micro-electromechanical systems, or similar work experience.
Flexibility to adjust work schedule to accommodate business requirements.
Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral & written).
Enthusiastic and self-motivated - self starter who is passionate about learning new things and making a difference.
Ability to work independently and with teams in a diverse 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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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