Corning Incorporated Equipment & Assembly Project Manager in Kennebunk, Maine

Equipment & Assembly Project Manager

Date: Apr 3, 2018

Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043

Req #: 28662

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.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and business direction in the specification, development, installation and testing of manufacturing equipment and automation systems.

  • Create project plans (scope, schedule, cost estimates, project acceptance criteria, etc.) for assigned area of responsibility. Establish receivership requirements for project.

  • Lead capital spending projects as assigned. Manage schedule and resource conflicts.

  • Understand customer equipment and capacity needs. Ensure their expectations are being met.

  • Coach and mentor engineering personnel as appropriate to build and leverage skill sets to enhance the project team’s effectiveness.

  • Develop short and long term equipment strategies to achieve process production, quality, safety and financial goals.

  • Execute the short and long term Measurement & Control engineering strategies. Drive alignment of controls engineering resources and standardization division-wide.

  • Interface with and support Research & Development and Division Engineering on new product introductions, process enhancements, raw material changes, and equipment design modifications.

  • Ensure all engineering related activities are conducted in accordance with established design and process control procedures.

  • Be an advocate and role model for safety within their area of responsibility. Ensure all work is performed in a safe manner and environment. Responsible for his/her safety, as well as that of others that may be at the facility, whether working or visiting. Responsible for observing safe work practices and being proactive for reporting any unsafe conditions.

  • Utilize Lean manufacturing principles to reduce manufacturing costs.

  • Documenting SOP, SOS, experiment planning, and process changes.

  • Support manufacturing on multiple shift schedules in a fast paced production environment.

  • Actively participate in project meetings and document key issues, action items and decisions.

  • Effectively participate in all phases of project methodologies to include appropriate initiation, planning, implementation and control, and close-out elements.

  • Share expertise and knowledge to foster continuous improvement of the organization (project team or functional unit).

  • Projects involved with:

  • Relocations, modifications & alterations of manufacturing processes.

  • Key process engineering projects in areas of Life Sciences Division – focus on stage II-V projects

  • Performance Excellence (DMAIC) and Manufacturing Engineering Excellence (MEE) projects

  • Reducing defects by eliminating root causes

  • Ensuring that the measurement and inspection of a product meets the customer’s needs

  • Using first principles knowledge to improve processes

  • Improving manufacturing uptime, yields, cycle time, and safety

  • Evaluating new raw materials, new equipment, or new process technologies

Required Education:

  • Bachelors in Engineering.

  • 8+ years in process equipment design and implementation and systems integration experience.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods, systems, production processes, and controls systems is required.

  • Demonstrated delivery of results through project and organizational leadership.

  • Demonstrated track record of performance results and people development.

  • Demonstrated track record of engineering/technical accomplishment.

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (written and verbal) required.

  • Project Management skills

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Corning’s businesses Prior experience in a plant or division engineering group

  • Strong internal Corning network Performance Excellence training – green belt or higher certification

  • Project Management training

  • LEAN manufacturing training

Soft Skills:

  • Able to motivate and develop people Negotiation skills


  • 10-50%, some international.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine