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Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 45340


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.

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.

Summary: This position will serve as an electrical control engineer for the wind engineering manufacturing support group in Corning’s Concord, NC facility. The main responsibility is to ensure that complex manufacturing equipment and processes meet daily production requirements in terms of safety, quality and reliability. The candidate will monitor daily process attributes, initiate troubleshooting responses and follow-up on effects throughout the chain of support. The candidate will participate in synchronization efforts by actively receiving new technology and processes. An ideal candidate will seek out and implement process improvements the lead to cost reduction opportunities. This position requires the candidate to be versed in various controls platforms and electrical engineering principles.


Essential Skills & Duties:

  • Provide high quality electrical and process support for a fast-paced 24 x 7 manufacturing environment.
  • Track daily production/quality metrics and plan reactionary measures as needed.
  • Ensure safety procedures, such as Lock-Out Tag-Out, are always followed.
  • Lead process capability improvement projects
  • Own performance of key attributes: develop and maintain tracking tools, report out on daily discrepancies, and manage long term performance.
  • Experience with various electrical and machine control systems.
  • Demonstrate strong equipment and process troubleshooting skills.
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues.
  • Provide incremental training on new equipment or process changes as needed.
  • Ensure all equipment is safe to operate.
  • Understanding of NFPA and NEC safety codes and best practices.
  • Strong written/verbal communication and overall people skills.
  • Ability to routinely work across various functional groups to accomplish goals: Operations, IT, Facilities, Project Engineering, QE, etc.


Job Knowledge & Education Level:

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering with 3 or more year’s equipment/controls experience in manufacturing.
  • Open to other degrees with relevant experience.
  • Experience with Beckhoff, Allen Bradley or similar controllers and associated hardware including: PLC and I/O devices, motion control, and various communication protocols.
  • Ability to generate, debug and modify PLC code – both ladder logic and structured text.
  • Sound understanding of AC/DC electrical theory, and practical application thereof.
  • Experience with electro-mechanical devices such as; servo motors, valves, and sensing devices.
  • Ability to generate and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Ability to participate or lead project or process improvement teams.


Desired Skills:

  • Self-starter able to exceed expectations with a minimal amount of Supervision.
  • Highly motivated with a focus on customer satisfaction and results.
  • Basic understanding of project management skills.
  • Seeks to identify and correct potential safety or environmental issues before they occur.
  • Strong problem-solving skills. Ability to reach root cause mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis techniques using Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Understanding of Six Sigma techniques.
  • Knowledge of IEC-1131 programming methodology, closed loop control systems and PID tuning.
  • Understand regulations applicable to area of expertise and works to ensure compliance.


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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord