Engineering Electrical Technician

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Date: May 30, 2023

Location: Concord, NC, US, 28026

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59535


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

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.




  • Electrical Controls Engineer Position will serve as a process and electrical engineering resource for the Forming equipment support group in Corning’s Concord, NC facility.
  • Main responsibility is to ensure that complex manufacturing equipment and processes meet daily production requirements in terms of safety, quality and, reliability.
  • Monitor process attributes on a daily basis, initiate and verify responses throughout the support chain. Participate in synchronization efforts by actively receiving new technology and processes.
  • Seek out and implement cost reduction opportunities.
  • Knowledge of various controls platforms and electrical engineering principles.





  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Equipment and process troubleshooting skills.
  • Work closely with support technicians to resolve equipment issues.
  • Provide incremental training and coaching on new equipment or process changes as needed.
  • Provide constructive coaching and guidance throughout all levels of the support organization to develop appropriate troubleshooting skills and techniques in others.
  • Ensure all equipment and processes are safe to operate. Understanding of NEC and other pertinent safety codes.
  • Ability to work across various functional groups on a daily basis to accomplish goals: Operations, IT, Facilities, Project Engineering, QE, etc.



Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 5%



Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:


  • 8-10 hours/day; 40-50 hours/week.
  • This position requires off-hours coverage on nights and weekends on a rotating basis with co-workers.






  • AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology or higher with equipment/controls experience, OR 5+ years of relevant manufacturing work experience with Process Equipment and controls. (BS in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology is acceptable)
  • 2+ years of engineering work experience with a AAS degree OR 5+ years of relevant experience in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Experience with various motion control devices, I/O devices, field wiring and disconnect devices. Knowledge of closed loop control systems and PID tuning.
  • Sound understanding of AC/DC electrical theory, and practical application thereof.
  • Experience with various electro-mechanical devices such as; servo motors, valves, sensing devices
  • Ability to generate and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD Electrical.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship


Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord