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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.
Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-
leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings carrier network and enterprise network.
The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications.
The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.
1. Clarify, understand, and document customer requirements, product specifications and product application
Function as owners and change approvers of product design documentation on released products
Participate in early stage rapid adaptations and new product development teams to ensure customer requirements and critical design parameters are translated into clear and measureable product specifications and performance requirements2.
Ensure Fit, Form, Function through appropriate qualification test plans, design control and change approval while balancing speed to market and profitability
Reviewing and approving (or rejecting) proposed changes (permanent or temporary) with the potential to affect fit, form, or function of released product designs.
Define product qualification test plans required to obtain approval to release product adaptations and new products into manufacturing
Reviewing and approving (or rejecting) qualification test reports for product adaptations and new products prior to releasing to manufacturing
Reviewing and approving conditional product releases (CPR), First Unit Verification (FUV) and Initial Batch Production (IBP) samples3.
Quickly and effectively respond to customer and commercial requests for rapid product changes
Reviewing and approving (or rejecting) proposed changes to product configuration matrices for new and released products
Review validity of requests for small modifications (Alternate Configuration of Standard Products, Non Standard Special Requests) to released products
Actively partner with Product Development (FAST) on rapid adaptations of released products4. Drive technically rigorous root cause analysis for product integrity issues
Assemble and lead technical teams to understand the fundamental cause of product design or performance failures on released products
Document and communicate risks, impact and resolution proposals
Utilize advanced root cause analysis methodologies (Manufacturing Engineering Excellence (MEE), Kepner-Tregoe Analysis (KT), etc.
to drive a technical team towards identification of failure modes.5. Support and validate cost reduction opportunities through product lifecycle
Understand and review product cost structures globally and identify opportunities for cost reduction through alternate materials, vendors, or standardization
Participate as team members on divisional cost reduction programs
Lead the qualification of product material and component changes in support of cost reductions6. Evolve product performance to meet competitive pressure and industry trends
Monitor and analyze the capability of critical to quality (CTQ) product attributes that impact FFF of released products
Utilize knowledge of CTQ capability to respond to customer and commercial requests for specification changes or improvements
Leveraging information from Technology and Product Line Management, identify and respond to industry trends and changes impacting released products7.
Standardize product specifications, materials, and components
Maintain a multi-year product roadmap that prioritizes and sequences product standardization opportunities ensuring regional and global perspective
Participate in early stage rapid adaptations and new product development teams to identify opportunities for product, specification, material, and component standardization
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