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Electrical Technician

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Date: Apr 20, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50597


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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, building and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems. Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played a meaningful role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through a creative and collaborative research and development process.


Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive reciprocal culture. Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering perfection & 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 build and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Help design, assemble, and troubleshoot high temperature experiments, including electrical, control, and communication subsystems
  • Work with engineering staff and fellow technicians to complete refractory, glass, metal and ceramic testing in a lab environment to support materials and manufacturing development
  • Support lab safety programs to provide a safe working environment
  • Collect experimental data, maintain organized records, and report results to internal customers or engineers
  • Hands-on support to build, repair and maintain high temperature test setups, process machinery, and laboratory equipment


Travel Requirements:

  • Estimated domestic travel at 5% - 10% possible, depending upon specific project assignment.


Required Education and Years of Experience:

  • AAS in Electrical Technology, or similar technical degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment


Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of electrical circuitry and controls including, but not limited to:
    • High voltage and transformer selection/usage
    • SCR power controllers and resistance heating
    • PLC programming and system integration
    • I/O component communication
  • Ability to build and troubleshoot electrical systems from a wiring diagram
  • Working knowledge of Ohm’s Law
  • Work independently and handle multiple concurrent tasks
  • Capable of monitoring and executing designed experiments
  • Mechanical aptitude with ability to troubleshoot and characterize process or equipment issues
  • Creative / innovative problem solving
  • Ability to follow detailed standard operating procedures to accomplish a task and help develop SOPs for new testing requirements or to improve workflow.
  • Comfortable working with high temperature samples with the appropriate PPE


Desired Skills:

  • Interacts well with technicians, engineers, customers and management
  • Effectively communicates results, directions, and experimental details
  • Technically curious and self-motivated
  • Glass melting experience
  • CAD drafting experience (SolidWorks)
  • Data analysis and interpretation


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This position does support immigration sponsorship.



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