Automation Engineer (RDSS)

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Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: Taichung, TW, 407

Company: Corning

Requisition Number:63002 


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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.


Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.


We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise.  We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.



Purpose of the Position:

This position is with Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering (MT&E) directorate based in Taichung.  The role will support all Corning Incorporated divisions, manufacturing plants and contract manufacturing locations in Asia and Pacific Rim.  Project assignments will require traveling in China, Vietnam, S. Korea, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, and USA.  To be successful in this role, the right candidate must build strong technical linkage with MTE core technology groups in the US and the different Division Engineering groups.  He or she must also drive vendors building manufacturing automation systems and process equipment to meet Corning requirements and specifications.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the accuracy of work performed; takes a proactive approach to ensure high quality of work.
  • Able to work independently to develop material handling automation and process equipment design concepts and detail mechanisms in response to manufacturing needs, issues, or problems.
  • Communicate ideas and project status clearly and professionally through graphic and written media and oral presentations.
  • Provide necessary documentation of activities, results, and assignments.
  • Collect and analyze material handling or process needs to select suitable off-the-shelf automation such as industrial robots, collaborative robots, AGVs, AMRs, etc.
  • Program, teach, integrate, and troubleshoot off-the-shelf automation such as industrial robots, collaborative robots, AGVs, AMRs, etc. with connecting process equipment, conveyors, or buffers.
  • Direct vendors in the construction of prototype, production equipment and material handling automation.  Perform tests and evaluate data to make preliminary recommendations regarding equipment performance.
  • Interface with external machine builders, systems integrators, and suppliers to specify and successfully deliver fully integrated equipment or automation systems to internal customers on-time, on-budget, and on process performance targets.
  • Individual must be capable of executing project assignments with minimal supervision.

Education & Experience

  • Major in engineering department with BS or above degree – Mechanical Engineering or related fielded
  • Major in mechanical engineering, mechanical design, or mechatronics
  • Experience involving new product development and new automation equipment development, integration, software programming, prototyping, mechanical design and manufacturing, debug and optimization would be a plus

Required Skills

  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Solidworks/Inventor or PRO-E/UG software.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proactive, independent, flexible, quick learner
  • Automation concept development, precision equipment design and process equipment integration
  • Detail oriented and able to perform with limited supervision
  • Excellent computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office)
  • Customer and service-oriented; meets customer needs with good results and quality in deliverables
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks
  • Ability to contribute to the development of others
  • Responsible for the accuracy of work performed; takes a proactive approach to ensure quality of work.

Desired Skills

  • Experience on precision equipment design and automation integration such as industrial robots, collaborative robots, AGVs, AMRs, precision conveyors and machine vision.
  • Experience in robot and automation system simulation using software such as RoboGuide, RobotStudio or Visual Components
  • CAD/CAM capability especially for CNC application would be a plus
  • Experience in equipment design field and engineering analysis FEA (Ansys/ LS-Dyna) would be a plus
  • Strong capability of mechanical drawing comprehension
  • Familiar with error budget method
  • Familiar with GD&T, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Mechanical components.
  • Familiar with manufacturing method- Milling, Turning, Grinding, Sheet metal, etc
  • Familiar with vibration mechanical components and system.
  • Familiar with contract manufacturing and negotiate with vendor on design, cost, schedule, and so on.
  • Project management skill and good communication capability
  • Familiar with industrial safety standards

Soft Skills

  • Excellent verbal & written skills in English
  • Presentation and communication in English
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Achievement oriented, Team player
  • Ability to positively influence others
  • Results oriented with high commitment level
  • Cultural savvy and curiosity
  • Adapts quickly to changes and thrives in a changing environment
  • Ability to create 3D concepts drawing of process, automation and facility work space









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