You will apply your knowledge of glass and ceramics composition/properties, mineralogy and crystallography to effectively analyze, identify, and describe defects and testing results of production and experimental samples. Your passion and experience will serve all existing businesses. Projects will range from initial research through manufacturing. As part of the team, you will serve as one of a flexible base of resources and knowledge-holders which facilitates rapid solution development and emphasizes strong technical competence. The team of microscopy and mineralogy experts, will investigate process and product interactions in glass and ceramic research, development, and manufacturing.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Drive root cause understanding to improve yield, extend asset life, reduce costs, improve product attributes and enable new products.
Understand microscopic defects and material properties and their impact on Corning's products and processes.
Maintain high quality scientific principles, including the use of statistics, structured problem-solving methods and regimented analytical protocols
Hands-on sample preparation of defects in specimens
Employ analytical methods to identify defect and determine root cause, such as petrography, electron microscopy, 3D X-ray Tomography, X-ray Fluorescence, Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction and more.
Document all results in internal, structured reports.
Manage workload to ensure optimal turnaround and experimental efficiency.
Measure and communicate performance against objectives.
Your travel will be up to 10% travel both domestic and international
Flexibility is required; we typically work 8:00am-5:00pm; Monday-Friday. Some projects may require additional hours.
We require a Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in Geology; or Glass, Materials or Ceramic Engineering and 3+ years of experience in a corporate environment
Having hands on experience (petrographic microscopy, SEM, EDX, etc.) and knowledge of microscopic lab tools (microprobe, SIMS, ICPMS, FTIR, etc.)
Ability to apply mineralogy and petrography to identify crystalline phases in glass
Strong communication skills to enable collaboration with scientists and engineers
Desire to work hands-on in a lab environment
Engage foundational scientific principles to solve technical problems
Ability to assimilate quickly and produce valuable results
Proven strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with customers, suppliers, and co-workers
Glass, ceramics, process engineering basics
Can you cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment built on credibility, transparency, openness, and trust?
Are you willing to take initiative and get results?
How are you at growing networks to get things done?
Dedication, creativity, self-starter and the passion to build and improve daily - Does this sound like you?
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.
Internal Number: 34120
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