Performance Excellence Engineer

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.
Scope of Position:
The Division Performance Excellence (PEx) leader is responsible coordination of all Performance Excellence efforts across the division. This position will work with the Division PEx Champion to establish, maintain, and measure the PEx performance across CLS worldwide. This will include implementation of PEx strategy, coordination of metrics and training, and monitoring of projects for CLS manufacturing sites worldwide
Key Responsibilities:
You will assist in the development and implementation of the long-term strategy for Process Excellence for the Division and Plants, to drive continuous improvement in our processes. We look for you to establish metrics to monitor divisional PEx improvement and to create action plans to move sites forward in their PEx performance. Other responsibilities include:
Lead division level PEx improvement programs (i.e. COQ, PQA).
Ensure all plant employees are trained in Process Excellence tools, as appropriate to their job functions. This includes a training needs assessment, providing training resources, and assessing effectiveness.
Coaching of Black Belts and Green Belts in the organization, as needed. Plant liaison to corporate and division Process Excellence initiatives.
Support the rigorous use of data and analysis in our experimentation and validation activities.
Lead and be responsible for the Kaizen program, cultivating the continuous improvement culture in the plants. Project leader for division Six Sigma projects as needed.
Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering field required. Master's degree or MBA would be beneficial, but not required.
Required Years and Area of Experience:
Minimum 3+ years' experience required in areas of Six Sigma, Lean or other Problem Solving methodologies such as Kepner Tregoe.
Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing experience required.
Prior training in Six Sigma (Green Belt or Black Belt) or Lean required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of statistical analysis including histogram, Pareto, correlation, hypothesis tests, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Capability analysis and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).
Applied knowledge in Lean concepts such as value chain, flow, pull and tools commonly used to eliminate waste, including kaizen, 5S, error-proofing, value-stream mapping, etc.
Applied knowledge of quality engineering principles such as Voice of Customer (VOC), Voice of Process (VOP), risk analysis, control plans, sampling plans, financial performance (verification of cost impact) and good documentation practices.
This role needs proficient technical writing skills and experience with statistical analysis preferred.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
You will not have direct reports in this role.
Desired Experience / Qualifications / Skills:
Experience with Minitab is preferred.
PQA knowledge or training.
Soft Skills:
Strong interpersonal skills - facilitation, listening, negotiation, presentation, speaking, & writing.
Do others view you as having good judgement, or a leader?
Do your colleagues consider you to be positive, open and engaging and an effective member of a team with varied strengths?
Are you a self-starter, passionate about engineering and have a high level of technical curiosity?
Are you dedicated, open to new ideas and recognized for your flexibility to change?
Travel Requirements:
This role will have a maximum of 20% travel with some international travel needed.
This position does not support immigration sponsorship.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.
Nearest Major Market: Boston

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